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  • New friends grant old wish

    The shy, more than slightly reserved young pilot in the flight suit looked about the room nervously. Behind small-framed glasses, his eyes darted from person to person. Flash bulbs went off and a news camera looked on as a booming voice read the last of his citation. "... and so it is with great honor that Matthew Vroman will be commissioned in the
  • CMSAF supports Dobbins "Heritage to Horizons" event

    As part of an Air Force 60th Anniversary "Heritage to Horizons" celebration leading up to Air Force Week Atlanta, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley met with servicemembers and student cadets during the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Week event at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, March 15. Chief McKinley toured the aircraft
  • Spreading the word

    During the 94th Airlift Wing's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Week, members of the Georgia National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active duty Air Force demonstrated the total force concept through C-130 orientation flights, aircraft displays and conversations with high schoolers regarding opportunities in the Air Force and Air Force Reserve.
  • AFRC flight crews support cadets

    Flight crews from across the country flew in and set up static displays in support of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Orientation Week at Dobbins Air Reserve Base here Monday. JROTC Week is a program designed to introduce cadets to the world of the military. The 5,000 cadets were shown career displays, a C-130 orientation flight, and
  • 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
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