• Profiles in Leadership Volume III: Maj. Christina Hopper- 5th Flying Training Squadron

    Maj. Christina “Thumper” Hopper is the first African-American female fighter pilot to fly in a major war. In her first F-16 assignment, she flew more than 100 combat hours in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Her most memorable mission was during one of the worst recorded sand storms in Iraqi history. Enroute to the target, her threat warning system was
  • AF Reserve refreshes 'Profiles' display at Pentagon

    The Office of the Air Force Reserve refreshed its Profiles in Leadership display here Dec. 8 with 16 new profiles. The display celebrates and honors Reserve Citizen Airmen and civilians and their contributions in serving the nation.
  • Attitude of gratitude: Where does it come from?

    Thanksgiving is upon us and with it comes traditions that vary from country to country, state to state, home to home. Whether it’s turkey, pumpkin pie and football, an annual vacation or watching “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” while you prepare the family feast, our rituals help define and refine us. Just the name of the holiday prepares us for the
  • 433rd Training Squadron Instructor earns top MTI award

    Master Sgt. Jason Wagner a nine-year Reserve Basic Military Training Instructor with the 340th Flying Training Group’s 433rd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, has earned the Master Military Training Instructor “Blue Rope,” which adorns the iconic campaign hat. The MTI Blue Rope is reserved for the top 10 percent of the
  • Air Force seeks Reserve MTIs

     For Airmen looking for an opportunity outside of their current Air Force Specialty Code, openings within the Military Training Instructor career field may be the career-broadening opportunity they are looking for.Three members from Lackland’s 433rd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland (JBSA-Lackland), Texas visited Niagara during
  • Sleepy drivers kill 6,400 annually

     Because the approaching winter holiday season is one of the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year, the 340th Flying Training Group Unit Safety Representative is reminding travelers that more vehicles on the road, many driven by tired, rushed or distracted drivers increases the risk of a crash.  “Starting with Thanksgiving, and then
  • USAFA flying team earns 31st consecutive intercollegiate victory

    The U.S. Air Force Academy’s precision flying team, assisted by 70th Flying Training Squadron Air Force Reserve instructor pilots, earned its 31st consecutive win at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association 2017 Region I Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON). During the week-long competition hosted at the USAF Academy, cadets
  • 39th FTS instructor pilot nominated for Jabara Airmanship award

    Lt. Col. Justin Fletcher, a 39th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot serving as a 19th Air Force Reserve Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals instructor here, is the 2018 Air Force Reserve Command nominee for the Col. James Jabara Award for Airmanship. The Jabara award, established in 1967, was named after Col. James Jabara, the first jet ace
  • 2 dozen complete 340 FTG-hosted senior NCO leadership course

    Two dozen Air Force Reserve senior noncommissioned officers completed a 340th Flying Training Group-hosted Air Force Reserve Command senior NCO leadership course held here Sept. 22-23.  Conducted by Chief Master Sgt. Martha Roy, 908th Force Support Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., and Master Sgt. Erin Bush, 446th Aeromedical Staging
  • 433rd Training Squadron Change of Command

    Col. Michael Vanzo, 340th Flying Training Group Director of Operations, accepts the 433rd Training Squadron guidon from Col. Janette Thode, outgoing commander, before passing it to incoming commander, Lt. Col. Christopher Victoria, during a change-of-command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 14, 2017. Thode, new 340th FTG