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Members of the 459th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron treat a seizure patient during an exercise onboard a KC-135R Stratotanker enroute from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, to Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. More than a dozen AES flight nurses, technicians and administrators flew to Peterson to conduct joint unit training with other AE squadrons on board the KC-135, C-17 Globemaster III and C-130H3 Hercules. Serving as a medical transport unit, the 459th AES trained for various medical conditions and situations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kat Justen) Three birds, one life-saving mission
As the deep, steady hum of fixed-wing engines gently vibrated the hull of the massive medical transport vessel, Airmen in olive green flight suits hurried about the cabin pouring over checklists, securing patients and ensuring proper operation of equipment.   More than a dozen flight nurses, technicians and administrators with the 459th
0 9/03
2016
Default Air Force Logo Influenza vaccine update for Airmen, families
This year's influenza vaccine will be different for service members due to a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to not use the live attenuated influenza vaccine, commonly known as FluMist.
0 8/30
2016
Kathleen Schmidt, from the State of Georgia Public Health Department, examines a mosquito trap to be sent for testing of the zika virus, on Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., on June 24, 2016. The traps were placed in close proximity to where recent bites were experienced by base personnel (U.S. Air Force photos/Don Peek) Dobbins combats Zika with Georgia Department of Public Health
Dobbins’ Bioenvironmental Engineers recently partnered with the Georgia Department of Public Health to partake in the Department of Defense initiative to combat the Zika virus and other mosquito-spread diseases.Kathleen Schmidt, Georgia DPH vector surveillance coordinator, along with BEE personnel, laid traps at the Dobbins firing range due to it
0 8/24
2016
Default Air Force Logo Reserve component blended retirement system options
Reserve Component Service members who have accrued fewer than 4,320 retirement points prior to January 1, 2018, will have the option to opt into the Blended Retirement System or remaining in the legacy retirement system. The opt-in/election period for the Blended Retirement System begins January 1, 2018, and concludes on December 31, 2018.
0 8/22
2016
Default Air Force Logo AFRC Community Spotlight: A8
Regulating money and deciding where it should be used is a challenging process, but it is one the A8 directorate focuses on every day. A8PE balances a five billion dollar budget every year and A8PB has the task of deciding which current and future missions are going to continue to receive that money. They both have to plan, allocate and justify the
0 8/15
2016
Default Air Force Logo Scores of reservists join Total Force effort
About 200 Air Force reservists from the 439th Airlift Wing are deployed to a pair of undisclosed locations here as well as in Baghdad. Capt. Kelly Montville and Tech Sgt. Jonathan Colwell are among these Airmen, whose home station is Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts, and they make up two-thirds of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s intelligence section.
0 8/11
2016
Col. Heath J. Nuckolls, 22nd Air Force director of operations and readiness, thanks guests for all they have done during his retirement ceremony at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., on Aug. 6, 2016. After 34 years of service, Nuckolls retired from the U.S. Air Force during a ceremony at the Lucius D. Clay National Guard Center drill hall. (U. S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daniel Phelps) Former 94th AW commander honored for years of dedicated service
Members from Dobbins Air Reserve Air Reserve Base, Georgia, community leaders, family and friends gathered to bid farewell to Col. Heath J. Nuckolls, 22nd Air Force director of operations and readiness, on Aug. 6.After 34 years of service, Nuckolls retired from the U.S. Air Force during a ceremony at the Lucius D. Clay National Guard Center drill
0 8/09
2016
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of Air Force Reserve, Commander Air Force Reserve Command, hands the guidon for the 22nd Air Force to Maj. Gen. John Stokes, giving him command of the unit during a change of command ceremony in Atlanta, Ga., on Aug. 8, 2016. Stokes assumed command of the 22n AF from Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris.(U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris relinquishes command to Maj. Gen. John Stokes
Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris relinquished command of the 22nd Air Force to Maj. Gen. John Stokes during a change of command ceremony on August 8 in the banquet hall at the Marriot Hotel in Atlanta. Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of Air Force Reserve, Commander Air Force Reserve Command, officiated the military tradition that represents a formal
0 8/09
2016
Laura Chiang from the Center for Disease Control and prevention, interacts with a group of participants during a discussion on barriers to effective prevention at the Primary Prevention of Violence Foundation Training seminar held on Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. July 19, 2016. The 10-day training program held 18-29 July, involved guest speakers from Headquarters Air Force, CDC and Green Dot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) 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
0 8/05
2016
Default Air Force Logo Some IDs may be invalid starting Aug. 15
Individuals will no longer be able to access Air Force installations with a state-issued identification card or driver’s license from Minnesota, Missouri, Washington or American Samoa beginning Aug. 15.
0 8/04
2016
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