• 442nd FW completes Estonia FTD

    Reservists and active-duty Airmen from the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and Guardsmen from the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, completed a flying training deployment to Ämari Air Base, Estonia, August 8.
  • Under the hat: Drill Instructor brings skills to the 459th

    Learning the basics of the Air Force is no easy task. Getting yelled at constantly, memorizing Air Force facts, strict attention to detail, and marching around for hours upon hours are all experiences Airmen endure upon crossing into the blue. These basics are taught to new members of the 459th Air Refueling Wing before they even step on the bus
  • F-35A combat readiness celebrated at Hill AFB

    Hill AFB hosted a ceremony Aug. 5 in celebration of the recent announcement that the F-35A Lightning II aircraft is ready for combat.Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, declared that the fifth-generation fighter aircraft was ‘combat ready’ Aug. 2.During the ceremony, Carlisle lauded the aircraft’s performance and praised Airmen
  • Tyndall Reserve Airmen reach rare F-22 milestone

    Few people get to fly an Air Force fighter jet. Even fewer have flown the F-22 Raptor. And, even more rare are Reserve Airmen, Majors Bryan Dick and Robert Ice who have reached the 1,000-hour flying mark in the Raptor. Flying 1,000 hours equates to a pilot sitting in a fighter jet for 41 days and 16 hours. Fewer than 20 Air Force F-22 pilots have
  • New Air Force violence prevention specialists begin training at Dobbins

    The Air Force began training for new violence prevention specialists at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, from July 18 through 29.The Specialists for the Primary Prevention of Violence will be a new helping agency for Airmen and their families dedicated to preventing all aspects of violence, from domestic to sexual assault and suicide, by using
  • A-10s land on highway in Estonia

    Eight Air Force Reserve Command A-10 Thunderbolt IIs conducted highway landings on the Jägala-Käravete Highway in Northern Estonia Aug 1.
  • Testing the water

    This Air Force Reserve Command program provides newly commissioned second lieutenant candidates the opportunity to discern whether or not they truly feel they are being called by a higher power to serve in one of the three U.S. Air Force components.
  • August issue of Citizen Airman is online

    The August issue of Citizen Airman magazine is available on the web at http://www.citamn.afrc.af.mil/. The cover story highlights the historic change of command ceremony involving Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, the first female Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of Air Force Reserve. The issue also spotlights the induction of the former AFRC commander, retired Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, into the AFRC Order of the Sword.
  • BASH program decreases bird strikes, makes air space safer for pilots

    Sporting a neon yellow safety vest with a 12th Flying Training Wing Safety patch Velcro-ed to the front, Maj. Jason Powell, 12th FTW chief of flight safety, bends down to pick up a white-winged dove off of the ground at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. The dove fits easily in the palm of his left hand. Propped across his body is the air pellet
  • 12th FTW welcomes new commander

    A native Texan assumed command of the 12th Flying Training Wing during a ceremony in Hangar 41 at Joint Base San Antonio Randolph June 30. Col. Joel L. Carey received the unit’s guidon from Maj. Gen. James B. Hecker, the 19th Air Force commander, on a stage while hundreds of Airmen, family members, and community leaders watched. In his remarks,