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  • AFRC commander discusses Reserve successes and future vision at Air, Space & Cyber Conference

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, spoke about how the Air Force Reserve is critical to providing capability and capacity for the nation during a panel discussion at the annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference today in National Harbor, Maryland.
  • Secretary of Defense Mandates COVID-19 Vaccinations for Service Members

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued a memorandum directing the secretaries of the military departments to immediately begin full vaccination of all members of the department on active duty or in the Guard or Reserve who aren't yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Wanted: Innovative ideas for Spark Tank 2022

    Spark Tank 2022, a Department of the Air Force annual competition in which Airmen and Guardians pitch innovative solutions to operational problems, will accept submissions in early August 2021.
  • Commander reflects on past, looks to future

    A wing change of command ceremony will take place July 11, 2021 at Duke Field, Florida. The ceremony will mark the moment 919th Special Operations Wing commander, Col. Kevin J. Merrill, hands over the guidon to his successor. This symbolic gesture can be one the most difficult changes for a commander when it appears the work associated with the job
  • Wing welcomes director of psychological health

    For the first time ever, members of the 919th Special Operations Wing have a director of psychological health.Cynthia Duffey, 919th SOW director of psychological health, is a licensed mental health counselor who supports Citizen Airmen by providing quality mental health services to each individual’s needs.“My plan is to reach out to members at
  • Air Force Aid Society assistance now available to Reservists in all statuses

    The Air Force Aid Society is now providing emergency assistance to all Airmen and Guardians, regardless of duty status. Before the change in policy took effect on May 6, only Reservists or Guardsmen on an active-duty status were eligible for AFAS emergency assistance.
  • 5th SOS tests new aircrew mask for C-130 enterprise

    The 5th Special Operations Squadron demonstrated the unique capabilities of the unit while testing a new protective mask for the 53rd Wing.  The squadron tested the Joint Service Aircrew Mask for Strategic Aircraft, which is slated to replace the current Aircrew Eye and Respiratory Protection System equipment. The equipment protects aircrew against
  • New proficiency exercise streamlines training for CAAs

    Combat Aviation Advisors from the 711th Special Operations Squadron employed a new method to accomplish annual training requirements. The squadron’s first ever two-week long Proficiency Exercise in March combined specialized training scenarios that took place at locations across the Eglin Range.
  • Cell managing Reserve’s COVID-19 vaccination operations

    Air Force Reserve Command’s Vaccine Operations Cell has been up and running here since mid-January to help ensure all Reserve Citizen Airmen who choose to get the COVID-19 vaccine receive it safely, efficiently and without waste.
  • Senior leaders discuss Total Force Integration

    The Space Force, COVID-19, diversity and transitioning between the various Air Force components were among the hot topics when Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, joined the director of the Air National Guard and the Air Force director of staff for a roundtable discussion during the all-virtual Total Force Integration Symposium March 23.
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