• Reserve, Regular Air Force maintainers married after reunion at Nellis

    Total Force "Integration" has taken on a whole new meaning for two aircraft maintainers here. Reservist Tech. Sgt. Shanna Perry of the 926th Group Detachment 2, and her husband, regular Air Force Tech. Sgt. Trent Perry with the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, found both employment and love on the Nellis
  • 926th Group welcomes first non-prior service recruit

    The 926th Group swore in its first non-prior military service recruit during a ceremony here Dec. 12. Kyle Bond, now Amn Bond, celebrated his 22nd birthday by joining the U.S. Air Force Reserve to become an MQ-9 Reaper sensor operator with the 78th Reconnaissance Squadron at Creech Air Force Base. "My dad was in the Air Force, and I've always
  • Schriever Major one of nation's best

    Maj. Tina Hagen remembers her first experience with racquetball. Her father, Dennis Bragdon, brought her to a court, broke out the racquets and taught her the rules. Her competitive nature took over from there. "I was only eight, but I wanted to beat him," she said. "So I took lessons and started playing with my friends. That didn't help much then,
  • Reserve maintainers hard at work in preparation for Nellis air show

    Reserve maintainers from the 926th Group spent days preparing aircraft for the annual Aviation Nation, a free air show here open to the public Nov. 8 and 9. Tech. Sgt. Shanna Perry, a dedicated crew chief, worked tirelessly detailing an F-22 Raptor, fixing oil leaks and placing chocks, plugs and covers on the jet to ensure it was in top shape to
  • 26th Space Aggressor Squadron leads way in bone marrow donation drive

    More than 465 names were added to the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program's database during a registration drive here Oct. 3 and 4. The 26th Space Aggressor Squadron decided to take on a project of registering volunteer donors after the squadron's commander, Lt. Col. Rob Rysavy, shared his positive experience as a donor. "A
  • 53d Wing's first Reserve squadron activated

    The 84th Test and Evaluation Squadron activated Aug. 26 as the first Reserve unit in support of the 53d Wing and serves to organize, train and equip forces to support operational test and evaluation missions for the Combat Air Forces. "My vision for the 84 TES Wizards is to provide long-term continuity and credibility to enhance (the 53d Wing)
  • Active duty, reserve combine to keep "Shield" strong

    When an aircraft's Radar Warning Receiver tells the pilot the enemy has him in his sights, he can't afford to second-guess his instruments. He has to take action or risk the consequences. But how does the pilot know his sensitive defensive equipment is functioning properly? The COMBAT SHIELD program, run by the 53d Electronic Warfare Group along