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  • Rally in the Rockies 2021: Day 1

    Personnel conducted a high altitude, low opening jump during Rally in the Rockies 2021 exercise, Sept. 13, 2021, Guernsey, Wyo. HALO jumps are typically employed when stealth is necessary to infiltrate enemy territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ashley Walker)
  • Air Force Reserve demonstrates strategic depth of combat airlift on Wyoming highway during training exercise

    Air Force Reserve Command kicked off a week-long exercise, Rally in the Rockies 2021, by landing a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on the highway near Rawlins, Wyoming, Sept. 13. The highway closed early in the morning to ensure the aircrew could safely practice recovering personnel without access to a runway within simulated enemy territory.
  • Air Force recruiting seeks to broaden applicant pool to find best and brightest

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force Recruiting Service is casting a wide net seeking out the best and brightest to become Airmen and Guardians. The goal is to reach out to underrepresented groups which will help diversify the force and tap into some areas that could pay dividends to manning and help inspire youth from all parts of
  • Scobee highlights Reserve contributions during Senate hearing

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve, and his counterparts from the Marines, Army, Navy and National Guard testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense during a hearing May 18.
  • 2021 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    Air Force Reserve Command leaders recognized exceptional Reserve Citizen Airmen during the 2021 AFRC Outstanding Airmen of the Year ceremony held virtually, May 5.All winners and nominees competed in their respective Numbered Air Force before moving forward to compete at the major command level.The AFRC Outstanding Airmen of the Year nominees and
  • Despite COVID-19, Nexus Dawn provides Reservists vital training and readiness tests

    Reserve Citizen Airmen traveled to multiple military installations in California this week to take part in their units’ first major West Coast readiness exercise since the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • CSAF talks COVID operations, diversity and inclusion, readiness with Reserve senior leaders

    COVID-19 operations, diversity and inclusion, and the readiness posture of 70,000-plus Reserve Citizen Airmen were the main topics of discussion when Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. met with Air Force Reserve Command senior leaders at AFRC headquarters here Feb. 8.During his visit to Robins, Brown met with Lt. Gen. Richard
  • Behind the Braids: Reservists play key role in first women’s hair policy change in 70 years

    Reserve Citizen Airmen have been instrumental in helping bring about the first major change in the Air Force’s women’s hair policy since the late 1940s.As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length
  • 379th AEW welcomes first reservist, first female command chief

    Chief Master Sgt. Dana Capaldi took over as the the first reservist and first female command chief in the history of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, on Dec. 28, 2020.
  • Virtual or in-person: Yellow Ribbon events benefit deploying Airmen and their loved ones

    Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the success of the Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program could be summarized by one key statistic—more than 95 percent of attendees said Yellow Ribbon events benefited their family. This success was built on in-person events where deployers, their loved ones, leaders and subject-matter experts gathered in a conference-like setting for two days of training, education and networking on people-centric topics related to Reserve deployments. But when coronavirus shut down most military travel, the Yellow Ribbon team was forced to change their ways.
  • Fall issue of HOMEFRONT, AFR's Yellow Ribbon Program magazine available

    The Fall issue of HOMEFRONT, the Magazine of the Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program, is available electronically via the Air Force Reserve Command YRP webpage. This issue includes a feature story on the recent hybrid Yellow Ribbon Event conducted for the 624th Regional Support Group at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The quarterly
  • Department of the Air Force Recognizes Energy Awareness Month

    Every October, the Department of the Air Force recognizes Energy Awareness Month to promote energy resilience and acknowledge the critical role energy plays in mission assurance. As the battlefield grows increasingly complex, supplying power to our forces safely and reliably remains fundamental to our global mission.
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen look to reform the organization during Spark Tank 2021

    Reserve Citizen Airmen are highly encouraged to support their wingmen by logging into the crowdsourcing platform Airman Powered by Innovation (CAC required) and vote for their favorite ideas (direct links below).
  • Air Force improves lactation support for nursing mothers

    The updated policy, which is effective immediately, increases flexibility with lactation breaks and also mandates access to a refrigerator for the purpose of storing human milk.
  • Reserve recruiters enhance social media knowledge to reach more recruits

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, recruiters have turned more to technology – including social media – to reach potential recruits. A group of 15 Total Force recruiters from the 351st Recruiting Squadron recently sharpened their social media skills by participating in the Defense Information School’s
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