• 2016 Reserve Officers Association Outstanding Jr. Officer of the Year

    The 2016 nominee for the Reserve Officers Association Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year is Capt. Christopher Barnes from the 26th Space Aggressor Squadron, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.  Barnes is the Chief of Training for the 26th SAS where he leads a 13-person team of Regular Air Force, Reserve and civilian instructors. He received
  • 2016 Reserve Forces Policy Board Citizen Patriot Unit Award

    The Air Force Rerserve Command's 2016 nominee for the Reserve Force Policy Board Citizen Patriot Unit Award is the 78th Attack Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • Air Force offers tuition assistance for civil service Ph.D. candidates

    Air Force officials recently approved tuition assistance funding for eligible Ph.D. candidates through the Civilian Tuition Assistance Program. Applications are due July 2, 2017 for academic programs this fall and need to include a strong justification statement explaining how the course work will benefit the Air Force mission.
  • 26th WPS graduates first-ever Sensor Operator Advanced Instructor Course

    The 26th Weapons Squadron broke new ground during the U.S. Air Forces Weapons School Class 17A, graduating the first advanced instructor course (AIC) for Air Force remotely piloted aircraft sensor operators (RPA SOs).
  • AFROTC accepting instructor, detachment commander applications for summer 2018

    Air Force officials have announced 81 projected Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor vacancies and 13 detachment commander positions available for summer 2018. Officers eligible for instructor slots include first lieutenants, captains or majors. Active-duty rated officers, line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and majors
  • Reserve Citizen Airman reaches for the stars

    NASA announced June 7, that Reserve Citizen Airman Lt. Col. Robert “Farmer” Hines Jr., 84th Test and Evaluation Squadron test pilot at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is part of the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class.The announcement was made at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where Hines was one of only 12 selectees from a record-breaking
  • 926th FSS Ops Officer named best in Air Force

    Maj. Melissa-Rene Goodwin was just named the Air Force’s Company Grade Officer of 2016 for Air Force Reserve Command. Goodwin was recognized for her significant accomplishments, to include leading the Department of Defense’s busiest lodging operations that support 153 organizations and 19,000 personnel, marshalling the Air Force’s highest Airman
  • 926th Wing strives to save lives

    Troops and their families took the opportunity to give to others during a Salute to Life bone marrow donor registration drive June 1-3 at the medical clinic at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The 926th Wing coordinated the event, and recruited volunteers from across the base to help run the booth and spread the word through all three days of the
  • Total Force wingmen enable MQ-1, MQ-9 mission

    In the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper community, active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen incorporate as a total force integration to provide 60 combat lines or 60 aircraft in the air, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This team of aircrew, maintenance and other career fields ensure mission success by enabling
  • All in a night’s work: MQ-9s maximize airpower downrange

    As many Americans sleep soundly in their beds, Airmen in attack squadrons across the 432nd Wing flying the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper from cockpits in the continental U.S. are having decisive effects in the fight against violent extremism. In combat operations, last week, one MQ-9 squadron, in particular, stood above the rest when aircrews employed 13 Hellfire missiles and 500-pound bombs during one eight-hour overnight shift. These employments occurred in two different combat arenas separated by thousands of miles, while the aircrew piloting the aircraft sat, just feet away from one another, in separate cockpits in the squadron.