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Maj. Christopher Cheshire, 940th Maintenance Group quality assurance officer in charge, poses for a photo Nov. 9, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California. “…They’re the reason I do anything…”
“I was first assigned to Beale when I was active-duty. I was, and still am, an aircraft maintenance officer. I wanted to settle down and start a family, so I transferred to the Reserve. Now, I have been married for eight years and am a father of two. My wife loves Thanksgiving. We moved to a bigger home two years ago with the goal being to host all
0 11/22
2017
Default Air Force Logo TRICARE Reserve Select policy change
A significant change will be made to the Tricare Reserve Select policy regarding re-reinstatement, beginning January 1, 2018.
0 11/21
2017
Tech. Sgt. Lether Jones, 940th Aerospace Medicine Squadron medical administration, takes cover during an exercise Nov. 4 at Beale Air Force Base. Airmen stayed low to the ground after their location was hit with a mock strike. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tara R. Abrahams) Suits and boots: Reserve readiness exercise
More than 90 Beale reservists demonstrated their readiness capabilities in a simulated chemical environment during their unit training assembly Nov. 4 here.   The Ability to Survive and Operate exercise prepared Airmen for working in hostile locations by allowing them to practice in gas masks and protective suits.   “It was a great exercise,”
0 11/09
2017
Silkies Hike participants pose for a photo Oct. 21 in Bakersfield, California. The hike brought veterans for a 22-kilometer ruck march through town to bring awareness to the 22 veteran daily suicides. (Courtesy photo) Veteran hikes 22K to raise awareness
The 940th Mission Support Group deputy commander was among 35 veterans who hiked 22 kilometers Oct. 21 to raise awareness about veteran suicide.   “We wanted to remind the public about the 22 veterans dying every day,” said Lt. Col. Susumu Uchiyama, a Bakersfield resident.   The length of the “Silkies Hike” was in reference to a 2012 Veteran
0 11/09
2017
Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Zwelling, Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service manager, speaks with an individual ready reserve participant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Chance Babin) Reserve Recruiters reach goal for 17th year
Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service has met the command’s accession goal for the 17th consecutive year.For the past fiscal year, Reserve recruiters not only reached their goal but surpassed it, ending the year with 8,241 accessions equating to 101.7 percent of the goal.“I want to give a thank you to our recruiters and support personnel.
0 11/01
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Hannah Walker, 633rd Force Support Squadron food service journeyman, sings live music at the Langley Marina on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 23, 2017. Airman sings from the heart
Sitting on the edge of her stool, staring out at a sea of faces staring back, she tunes her guitar. Once the guitar is just right she takes a sip of her drink, grabs her pick, takes a deep breath and begins playing.
0 10/25
2017
Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Coughlin, 940th Security Forces Squadron squad leader, poses for a photo October 14, 2017. “…‘Til they can’t walk anymore …”
“My uncle used to scare my siblings and me when we were younger every Halloween. He would always buy these unique, limited edition-type masks and come out when we weren’t expecting it. One of my favorite Halloween memories was the time I got him back. I put on the wolf mask I had for my costume, hid in my grandparent’s basement and waited for my
0 10/20
2017
The latest release of the RIO Connect IMA Mobile Wingman app allows Air Force Reservists to use a mobile CAC reader to access secure sites from a mobile device. RIO Connect app revolutionizes access to information
The latest release of the RIO Connect Individual Mobilization Augmentee Mobile Wingman application now enables Reserve Citizen Airmen to access common access card-secured sites from their mobile devices when paired with a mobile CAC reader and associated software.
0 10/17
2017
Flames and glow from out of control wildfire with large swirl of flame in Napa County, Calif., Oct. 10, 2017. Active wildfires in California have burned an estimated 1,500 homes and commercial structures, scorched more than 115,000 acres and reportedly killed 15 people. FEMA assigns Travis as installation support base for Wine Country Fire
At the request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, Travis was designated an installation support base during the response to the Atlas Fire, which has spread across Northern California since Oct. 8.The base will house one bus, three tractor trailers with food, 15 ambulances and 30 personnel from FEMA,
0 10/12
2017
Recruiting Service adding recruiters to address maintenance shortage Recruiting Service adding recruiters to address maintenance shortage
In a move designed to increase the number of maintenance air reserve technicians, the Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service and Directorate of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, known as A4, have teamed up to create a group of recruiters dedicated to the ART mission."Maintenance manning is the biggest issue we face right now in the
0 10/06
2017
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