Air Force Featured Stories

  • CMSAF visits with 445th AW, 655th ISRW

    During her visit to the 445th Airlift Wing and 655th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass coined one 655th ISR Wing Airman and three 445th AW Airmen who were chosen as outstanding performers for the wing.

  • Airmen hone expeditionary skills at Rally in Rockies exercise

    Active duty, Air National Guard and Reserve Airmen gathered in Colorado and Wyoming for 22nd Air Force’s flagship exercise Rally in the Rockies Sept. 12-17. The exercise is designed to develop Airmen for combat operations by challenging them with realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum of

  • Reserve Airmen participate in exercise Patriot Warrior

    During the exercise, the unit stood up a fully operational base, equipped with mobile hospitals for simulated patients flown in on military aircraft, such as the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft operated by an 815th AS aircrew who took part in the deployment-style exercise to enhance wartime skills.

  • Civil Air Patrol continues auxiliary efforts for the Total Force

    The inclusion of the Civil Air Patrol allows for approximately 59,000 volunteers to support non-combat related Air Force missions within the United States. They also act as ambassadors to the Air Force to communities that may not have consistent military exposure.

  • An inside look at F-35 pilot helmet fittings

    Reservists in the 419th Operations Support Squadron play a crucial role to ensure the safety of pilots assigned to the 419th Fighter Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s only combat-capable F-35 Lightning II unit.

  • Flying Jennies train in Alaska

    Working with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Airborne, 25th Infantry Division, the 815th AS provided airlift for more than 1,300 paratroopers for three days, as well as airdrops for heavy equipment on the fourth day, during a training exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • Hurricane Hunters wrap up Elsa recon ahead of landfall

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters wrapped up their aerial reconnaissance efforts for Tropical Storm Elsa, July 7, after the storm made landfall on the northwest coast of Florida.

  • Flying Jennies provide airlift, airdrop during Voyager Shield

    Next to their vehicles, standing on a hill overlooking a dirt runway, liaison officers talk with pilots of an Air Force Reserve Command C-130J Super Hercules via a secure communications radio that they have set up at the Geronimo Landing Zone, to bring them in for a landing as part of exercise

  • Key Spouse Mentors gather virtually to share ideas, best practices

    Air Force Reserve Key Spouse Mentors from around the country came together virtually May 7, to share their ideas, struggles and best practices. The Key Spouse Mentors conference also provided guidance and education on a host of Reserve programs available, resiliency and wellness techniques.

  • Hurricane Hunters upgrade ARWO software

    The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” aerial reconnaissance weather officer and loadmaster/dropsonde operator stations are being upgraded with hardware and software to increase their weather collecting capabilities.

  • Newest KC-46A Pegasus candidate bases announced

    A total of 12 KC-46As will replace Air Force Reserve Command KC-135 Stratotankers at one of the six candidate locations and 24 KC-46As will replace active-duty KC-135s at one of the two candidate locations.