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  • Follow-up: Reservist's son high-flying with RC aircraft

    In May 2013, then-13-year-old Cody Powell had his sights set on the National radio-controlled aircraft competition. This month, he put his Prolog aircraft into the sky and claimed second place in the advanced level flying national competition.Powell, son of Maj. Jeff Powell, the 919th Maintenance Squadron commander, bested all but one of more than
  • Active, reserve Airmen take over maintenance duties on C-145

    Active duty and reserve Air Force maintainers took over responsibility for the upkeep and repairs of the 16 C-145s assigned here from Sierra Nevada Corporation contractors, July 1.Airmen from the 592nd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron and the 919th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron became accountable for the care of the C-145s
  • Reservist helped honor WASPs

    A Duke Field reservist took part in honoring the Women Airforce Service Pilots at their annual homecoming recently.Lt. Col. Leslie Hadley, the 919th Special Operations Support Squadron commander, participated in a memorial service and was a guest speaker at their luncheon at this year's annual celebration."They were pioneers, who laid the
  • Help Wanted: Nationwide opening for Reserve recruiters

    New recruiters are needed to help shape the future of the Air Force Reserve. The Recruit-the-Recruiter program is designed to identify Citizen Airmen who have what it takes to support the Recruiting Service's mission of attracting and convincing people to serve in the Air Force Reserve."Right now, we are actively seeking qualified Airmen to apply
  • Defense Secretary visits Eglin

    "You make a difference. You are defining history," said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, flanked by two F-35A Lightning IIs, during a troop call here July 10.Hagel's four-hour tour of the 33rd Fighter Wing's F-35 integrated training center included the mission simulator, a hands-on tour of an F-35A static display as well as a discussion with joint
  • Reserve RPA squadron begins operations at Hurlburt Field

    The 919th Special Operations Wing welcomes the 2nd Special Operations Squadron, its remotely piloted aircraft unit, home to the Emerald Coast. The 2nd, comprised of about 140 Air Force Reservists formerly located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., began RPA operations in its new facility at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 14. Although the unit is located