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  • Fast tool for Reserve recruiting

    While some servicemembers in the Air Force Reserve are used to being propelled by jet engines through the air, only one is doing so on the ground. "Faster than you can pull out your cell phone and call your mom, I've gone from zero to 400 miles per hour," said retired Master Sgt. Bill Braack, driver of the Air Force Reserve Jet Car. The Air Force
  • Col. Lapierre takes over at 94th Maintenance Group

    Col. Kenneth Lapierre assumed command of the 94th Maintenance Group in a ceremony here Feb. 3. The MXG has not had an official commander for eight months. The former commander, Col. Richard Shelton, was reassigned in June of last year as the commander of the 433rd Maintenance Group at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Since that time, Col. Scott A.
  • Atlanta kicks off 'Heritage to Horizons'

    Southern hospitality, total force and joint partnership were the ingredients that formed the inaugural kickoff for the Air Force's 60th Anniversary celebration Feb. 12 in Atlanta. The official kickoff was held at the State Capitol, where Gov. Sonny Perdue welcomed the "Heritage to Horizons" Air Force theme celebration to Georgia. A series of events
  • Simulator strain eased

    The staff at the Eastern Regional Flight Simulator here recently received a flight training device -- a new tool which may help ease the congested schedule at the busy schoolhouse. "We now have the potential to train twice as many students," said Lt. Col. Kevin Gootee, chief of training at the 94th Operations Support Squadron. The schoolhouse
  • Inspiration to a new generation

    Not many people can say that they have looked death in the eye and survived. Retired Col. Glenn Nordin is one of the few that is lucky enough to be able to tell that story. This story begins with him in Vietnam and is remembered by him and the other heroes as the day which caused ordinary people to do extraordinary things. "I thought I was going to
  • God's house to the state house

    Capt. Doug Collins, a Protestant chaplain assigned to the 94th Airlift Wing, became State Representative Doug Collins in November after he was elected to represent the 27th District of the Georgia General Assembly. The win marks Chaplain Collins' first term in office. He was officially sworn into office on Jan. 8th. "I'm excited," Chaplain Collins
  • Atlanta chosen as location for 2007 Air Force Week

    The United States Air Force announced Dec. 5 that Dobbins Air Reserve Base and the Atlanta metro region were selected as one of the six locations to host "Air Force Week," Oct. 8 - 14, 2007. Activities are scheduled around the Atlanta area and will culminate with the Great Georgia Airshow at Falcon Field in Peachtree City on Oct. 13 - 14, 2007. The
  • Bridging the gap

    Like a bridge over troubled water this bridge was built over the troubled traffic area of South Cobb Drive. The new motorway linking Dobbins Air Reserve Base to the Navy/Marine Reserve Center, fitness center and neighboring joint use areas opened here Nov. 9th with an official ribbon cutting ceremony and symbolic drive over. "The overpass is a
  • Familiar face takes over as 94th Operations Group commander

    Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the command, Col. Steve Clayton took the reigns of the 94th Operations Group in an assumption of command ceremony Nov. 5. Col. Heath Nuckolls, 94th Airlift Wing commander, welcomed Colonel Clayton back to Dobbins. "He's bringing some real expertise to the Ops Group," said Colonel Nuckolls. "I'm happy