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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Michelle Geers, an aeromedical evacuation technician from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, discusses various types of life-saving equipment used aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft with 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron personnel at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, July 10, 2018, during Pacific Lifeline 2018. Aircrew, medical Airmen train together at Pacific Lifeline 2018
Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron here received hands-on practice recently with medical staging and patient transportation at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point as part of Pacific Lifeline 2018. Pacific Lifeline 2018 is a statewide medical exercise in Hawaii conducted as part of the larger 2018 Rim of the Pacific Exercise, and for the 624th ASTS, provided an opportunity to refine skills, improve teamwork and build cooperation with other units.
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A man in the Airman Battle Uniform talks in front of a bunch of men wearing ABUS. AF implements new parental leave policy
In accordance with the Department of Defense Military Parental Leave Program, the Air Force will be expanding the parental leave policy on non-chargeable leave entitlements following the birth or adoption of a child. Effective immediately, the new policy applies to Total Force Airmen who are birth mothers and fathers, same-sex couples, as well as
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Randall Ogden, 4th Air Force commander, Col. Athanasia Shinas, 624th Regional Support Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, 4th Air Force command chief, following an assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 7, 2018. Χαίρετε, Aloha, Bien Binidu to Pacific Reserve Commander
Members of the Air Force Reserve’s 624th Regional Support Group here welcomed a new commander during an assumption of command ceremony July 7. Col. Athanasia Shinas, who has more than 20 years of Air Force experience in active and reserve components, took command of the 624th RSG, which has units in Hawaii and Guam.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Clauber Santos, Air Force Reserve’s 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technician from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, performs an electrocardiogram on a simulated patient as a part of Rainer Medic hosted by the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Jun. 3, 2018. Rainier Medic provides medical training for Hawaii Reservists
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Reserve Citizen Airmen based out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, participated in Rainier Medic hosted by the 446th Airlift Wing, a joint training event meant to bring reserve units from all over the U.S. to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to practice field medical skills essential to mission accomplishment while deployed or responding to a contingency operation. Members of the Air Force and Navy Reserve used real world assets, which included UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.
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Fireworks light the night sky during the Independence Day Celebration at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 30, 2016. This was the first year the show used 8-inch shells, versus the usual 6-inch shells, for a bigger display for Whiteman personnel and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla) 4th of July fireworks safety reminder
June is National Safety Month and the Fourth of July is just around the corner, making now a good time to consider fireworks safety. Fireworks are prohibited on Whiteman Air Force Base. Regulation WAFB 32-2001 states, “The use of any fireworks is unauthorized on this installation without the written authorization from the Base Fire Chief, Weapons Safety Manager and the Mission Support Group Commander.” It’s not just big boomers that are prohibited on the installation; banned fireworks also include the smaller items like sparklers, snakes and smoke bombs.
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Default Air Force Logo DoD Honors Employers for Support of Guard, Reserve Employees
Defense Department officials, June 26, announced the 15 recipients of the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest U.S. government honor to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees. Among the recipients is 38th Aerial Port Commander Maj. Jason Snyder’s employer, FMI Corp., Raleigh, North Carolina.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nykita Stoudemire, left, an Air Reserve Personnel Center reserve assignments technician, poses with her wife, Marissa, in Aurora, Colorado, June 21, 2018. Quest for acceptance: Show your support for LGBTQ community
For years, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nykita Stoudemire questioned her identity. Her family knew. Still, it wasn’t until age 19 when she admitted the truth aloud. Her friends knew. Still, it wasn’t widely-accepted at the time. Nykita is a lesbian, but it still took her years to admit this truth to herself. Although surrounded by those who cared for her, what society found permissible scared her into hiding that aspect of her life – But not forever.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman John Cortez, Air Force Reserve’s 624th Aerospace Medicine Flight immunizations backup technician, discusses immunization processing with Brig. Gen. Johnny Lizama, Guam National Guard assistant adjutant general – Air, and Col. Timothy Puzan, Air National Guard’s 254th Air Base commander, where Air National Guard Airmen are completing individual medical readiness requirements during a unit training assembly at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 3, 2018. Reservists ensure Guard Airmen medically ready
Total force integration was put into practice here recently when Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 624th Aerospace Medicine Flight helped Air National Guard Airmen from the 254th Air Base Group meet medical requirements. Guardsmen and Reservists in Guam have built a successful relationship by working together when other resources aren’t available during weekend duty to meet Airmen’s needs.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Brian McCullagh, 624th Regional Support Group commander, gives Lt. Col. Carla Lugo command of the 44th Aerial Port Squadron during an assumption of command ceremony at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 2, 2018. ‘Port Dawgs’ in Guam welcome new commander
Members of the Air Force Reserve’s 44th Aerial Port Squadron here welcomed a new commander during an assumption of command ceremony June 2. Lt. Col. Carla Lugo, who is from Flagstaff, Arizona, and has more than 23 years of military experience, took command of the 44th APS, where the Air Force Reserve’s day begins.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo AFRC 2018 History and Museums Program Awards
Congratulations to the following 2018 United States Air Force History and Program Awards winners from Air Force Reserve Command. These individuals are being recognized for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence through their work and contributions to preserving our history, inspiring Airmen and improving Air Force combat
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