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  • Miller nominated as next Chief of Air Force Reserve

    President Barack Obama has nominated Maj. Gen. Maryanne Miller for a third star and assignment as Chief of Air Force Reserve and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, replacing Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson.Miller is currently deputy to the chief of the Air Force Reserve, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She assists the chief of the Air
  • Air Force actively monitoring ongoing Zika virus infection

    The Air Force is closely monitoring the emergence of Zika virus infection in the Americas, Oceania, and Africa to help inform and protect Airmen and their families.The Department of Health and Human Services, with its Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is leading the U.S. response to the worldwide Zika outbreak with support from
  • Celebrating Women’s History Month

    On a daily basis, women of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support; maintain both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper; safeguard control centers; administer medications; file records and maintain secured communications capability. They also command squadrons; fly aircraft and tell the Air Force story.
  • AF implements new DOD-wide changes to maternity leave

    Beginning Feb. 5, active-duty female Airmen will receive up to 12 continuous, non-transferable weeks of fully paid maternity leave in accordance with Defense Department-wide changes to the policy outlined in Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Force of the Future announcement Jan. 28.
  • Blended Retirement Talking Points

    Blended Retirement Talking Points• There is no need to be anxious about the blended retirement system in the current FY2016 NDAA. Everyone who is currently serving as well as those who enter the force on or before December 31, 2017 is grandfathered under the current military retirement system. Additionally, the FY2016 NDAA repeals the COLA-1%
  • Top 10 most viewed AFRC stories of 2015

    Air Force Reserve Command News Service has compiled a list of the top 10 stories on for 2015. The stories were placed in order based on the number of views.10.   Hurricane Hunters war on weatherKEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --  At 1:15 a.m. June 15, Lt. Col. Jeff Ragusa shuts off his alarm, rolls out of bed and gets ready quietly and
  • AF Reserve kicks off inaugural Celebration Bowl

    The North Carolina A&T Aggies defeated the Alcorn State Braves to become the first ever Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl champions at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Dec. 19.  “You don’t get opportunities like this very often,” said Maj. Gen. Richard Haddad, Air Force Reserve Command vice commander. “The Air Force Reserve is definitely going to
  • Keeping the reserve mission flying during budget uncertainty

    Terms such as continuing resolution, budget shortfall, doing more with less and uncertainty are almost becoming passé for military members now.As the Department of Defense operates under a continuing resolution and budget uncertainty looms, Reserve commanders are faced with making hard decisions on how to continue to focus on their mission.  In
  • Hurricane Hunters fly record breaking storm

    A 53rdWeather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunter" aircrew flew their WC-130Jaircraft off the western central coast of Mexico over the Pacific Ocean togather storm data from Hurricane Patricia Oct. 22-23.The data collected by the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Huntersclassified Hurricane Patricia as the strongest storm ever recorded in the
  • Reservist runs 74 miles in memory of fallen Airman

    In an effort to raise money for families of fallen Airmen, one reservist pushed herself to complete a 74-mile run around Lake Tahoe, Oct. 7-8. Maj. Jenny Poisson,  Individual Mobilization Augmentee to Air Force Senior Scientist for Information Assurance, Edwards Air Force Base, California, raised more than $6,000 for non-profit Folds of Honor. Her