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  • Mentorship critical for developing next leaders

    The 4th Air Force Vice Commander recently provided invaluable mentorship to Air Force Reserve officers at the 624th Regional Support Group here. Col. Robert Blake discussed two important events in every Airmen’s career: the Reserve Officer Development Plan, or R-ODP, and promotion boards.
  • Training for any mission, any environment

    More than 40 Citizen Airmen from the 154th Wing, 313th Airlift Squadron and 624th Regional Support Group conducted joint aeromedical staging and aerial port training here March 3 in order to build relationships and train for future real-world missions. The event was a collaborative effort between the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve focused on both enroute patient care and staging, and cargo preparation and loading.
  • SG increasing lethality at Wings

    The Surgeon General’s Office of the Air Force Reserve Command here is revitalizing the medical waiver adjudication process from the top down. They recently tested a new process where wing commanders have the authority to allow members to continue serving, in a full or limited range, while his or her waiver is being adjudicated at headquarters. The commander will review the member’s records and make the decision in conjunction with a local medical provider’s recommendation.
  • Who’s up for a challenge? Hawaii ‘Port Dawgs’ are …

    Computer based training has its place, but how do we motivate Airmen to become the best at their craft? Stepping away from the office for hands-on training with their fellow “Port Dawg” tends to do the trick.
  • ‘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.
  • Hawaii ‘Port Dawgs’ welcome new commander

    Members of the Air Force Reserve’s 48th Aerial Port Squadron here welcomed a new commander during an assumption of command ceremony April 7. Maj. Kenneth Ruggles Jr., who has more than 25 years of Air Force experience, took command of the 48th APS.
  • Reservist shows innovation, revitalizes testing capability

    Professional Military Education and career field upgrade testing were a significant challenge for Reservist in Guam. Not because of the materials being tested, but because testing facilities were limited. Senior Airman Jamie Matanane, a Reserve Citizen Airman assigned to the 624th Regional Support Group Knowledge Operations Management, put her hands and mind to work to solve the problem.
  • Reservists continue to deliver aid to Haiti

    Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston delivered nearly 100,000 pounds of humanitarian aid to Haiti this weekend. The missions involved two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft delivering donated supplies and a well-drilling truck to the people of Haiti.
  • Wellness for mission success – find meaning

    Airmen do not have to serve. They do it because they find meaning in serving, whatever that meaning may be.
  • Reservists bundle Christmas joy for remote islanders

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron here alongside the people of Guam worked hand-in-hand filling boxes full of critical supplies Dec. 9 as part of Operation Christmas Drop. For the first time OCD will be using the U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to air drop bundles to 56 islands in Micronesia to continue the longest running humanitarian airlift operation in the history of the Department of Defense impacting the lives of more than 20,000 islanders.
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