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  • Operations security key to mission success

    A Citizen Air Commando wrestles to equip his night vision gear as he sets off into the desert of a foreign land. Another Citizen Air Commando monitors a screen in a dark room as she determines which life to take in the theater of conflict.Reservists from Duke Field are all over the world performing unique missions, including some whose stories can
  • HQ ARPC strengthens partnerships, educates Airmen on record review boards

    Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center hosted the Air Force Review Boards Agency for a full-day of discussions and breakout sessions here, Jan.15, 2020. Personnel related issues that make it to the level of the AF Review board frequently involve divisions within HQ ARPC such as separations, DD 214s and awards and decorations. “ARPC is part of
  • HQ ARPC builds leaders through force development

    Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy and a team of four colonels, came together Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 as the AY20/21 Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board (RDEDB).
  • Reservists receive more benefits with annual DoD mobilization authorities

    The United States Federal Code details mobilization authorities for Reserve Component support to Combatant Commanders. Currently, the Secretary of Defense and delegated civilian leadership utilize three authorities for Air Reserve support to Combatant Commanders, according to Air Force Reserve Force Generation Center officials.The authorities are,
  • Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal

    The new medal, established by then-Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, is part of a continuing effort to recognize U.S. Air Force military members in a non-deployed status who directly participated in a Department of Defense combat operation from a remote location.
  • New uniform timeline on schedule

    Trainees entering into Basic Military Training at the 37th Training Wing the first week of October were the first group to be issued the new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms. When Air Force officials announced last year they were adopting the Army OCP as the official utility uniform, they developed a three-year rollout timeline across the
  • Resiliency series helps Duke Field Airmen deal with life events

    On a typical drill weekend, members of the 919th Special Operations Wing participated in something very atypical for the Air Force Reserve – a class on successful parenting strategies.A brainchild of the Air Force Reserve's only Resiliency Support Team, the resiliency series offers educational seminars on various topics impacting the lives of the
  • Maintenance looking Posch these days

    Lt. Col. Dan Posch (right) assumes command of the 919th Special Operations Maintenance Group from Col. Kevin Merrill, 919 Special Operations Wing commander, at Duke Field, Florida, on September 8, 2019. The maintenance group is responsible for providing a full range of aircraft maintenance activities to support Duke Field's global mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. James R. Wilson)
  • Reserve readiness for today and the future

    With more than 70,000 Reserve Citizen Airmen operationally integrated with the active component, “Our Airmen must not only be ready for today’s missions, they need to be prepared for the future operating environment and for the high-end fight,” said Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command,
  • Duke Field focusing on preventative health conditioning

    Most military members who have spent years training and deploying are all too familiar with duty-related injuries and the long rehabilitation process that follows. Air Force Special Operations Command is now using an innovative approach to try to preserve the health of its members by preventing those injuries from occurring in the first place.That
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