Air Force Featured Stories

  • 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.

  • The Initial Perception

    There are many common sayings that go along with how important the first impression you leave on someone is. No matter the circumstances for someone’s behavior, on any particular day, there is no way to reverse that initial interaction, conversation, attitude, etc. For this reason, and many more,

  • 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.

  • Chaplain reflects on journey of perseverance, gratitude

    Chaplain (Maj.) Bitrus Cobongs' journey began more than 6,000 miles away in Nigeria, where his early aspirations consisted of being a youth minister, but through closed and opened doors, he ended up serving in the U.S. military.

  • Scobee testifies before House Appropriations Committee

    Reserve component and congressional members discussed specific Reserve missions, modernization, mental health, diversity and the fiscal year 2022 budget. In addition, Scobee touted the many accomplishments of Reserve Airmen in a year marked by challenges.

  • Reserve Airman makes history with innovative Project FoX/F-35 development

    The event was a milestone for the Fighter Optimization eXperiment, or FoX, a project that seeks to rapidly integrate advanced software and hardware technologies to maximize the F-35’s lethality and survivability, while creating an agile development test tool and fielded combat multiplier for all

  • Senior leaders discuss Total Force Integration

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee teamed up with Lt. Gen. Timothy Fay, the Air Force director of staff, and Lt. Gen. Michael Loh, the Air National Guard director, to answer questions sent in before and during the panel by participants.

  • Female aviators key element to the CAA mission

    Female aviators play an important role in the 711th Special Operations Squadron’s combat aviation advisor mission at home and around the globe. Combat aviation advisors advise, assist and instruct service members from partner nations on how to best perform this specialized mission.

  • 919 SOW’s first female Airman reflects on career

    Avant joined the 919th TAG in 1972 when the Air Force looked very different for women. Less than 3% of the Air Force was female and the Women in the Air Force program separated women from men in their training, uniforms and career opportunities.

  • 2020 Vice Chief’s Challenge winners announced

    The challenge, which launched in February 2020, focused on identifying time-consuming tasks that provide the least direct value to generating combat effects; proposing innovative solutions to streamline current processes through the novel application of technology; and partnering directly with