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  • LULAC, DOD honor citizen warriors at awards breakfast

    The League of United Latin American Citizens conference and exposition focused on diversity, outreach and military partnership with a co-sponsored Department of Defense Armed Forces Award Breakfast at the Puerto Rican Convention Center here July 16. LULAC National President Rosa Rosales; Brig. Gen. Antonio Vincens, the adjutant general of the
  • 459th Reservist present at signing of historic WASP bill

    A reservist from the 459th Air Refueling Wing was selected to visit the White House Oval Office and witness as President Barack Obama signed into law a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Women's Airforce Service Pilots on July 1 at the White House for their invaluable service to the nation more than 60 years ago. Major Kara Sandifur,
  • Inspector General assesses wing, recognizes superior performers

    In June, the Air Force Reserve Command Inspector General completed its Unit Compliance Inspection on the 459th Air Refueling Wing. Wing members improved, repaired or created the foundational support programs which comprise the UCI and some Airmen even received the AFRC IG Superior Team and Performer Awards, said Col. Tim Cahoon, 459th ARW
  • Unit Spotlight: 459th Fire and Emergency Services Flight

    The 459th Fire and Emergency Services Flight participated in a fuel extraction exercise during the 459th Air Refueling Wing's Unit Compliance Inspection during the June Unit Training Assembly. The F and ES Flight also had a successful outcome during their Inspection General Exercise in March. The eight man team earned a rating of excellent for the
  • Recognizing our Finest: Master Sgt. Sullivan, guardian and mentor

    In the Air Force Reserve, Master Sgt. Sullivan is a First Sergeant for the 459th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. His full-time employer is the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority Police where he is a manager in the Department's Counter Terrorism unit's Homeland Security Bureau. Sergeant Sullivan, who has worked in law enforcement for more than
  • Recognizing Our Finest: Tops in Blue takes 459th Reservist to Hill AFB

    Senior Airman Victoria Howard, trombonist for the 2009 Tops in Blue tour, plays before a crowd of during Hill Air Force Base's Open House during Air Force Week Salt Lake City, June 6. Airman Howard is assigned to the 459th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Andrews Air Force Base, MD. She, along with Staff Sgt. Wendell Boone, air transportation
  • 459th Security Forces Squadron completes annual heavy weapons training

    "Going hot!" yells Staff Sgt. Matthew Chase, a Combat Arms instructor with the 459th Security Forces Squadron as he prepares to send the first volley of 7.62mm rounds out of the M240 heavy machine gun. Sergeant Chase bores in on a metal backstop more than 300 meters away. The M240 erupts with a long chain of loud bursts while dirt and debris
  • Recognizing Our Finest: Aerial Porters Honored

    Senior Airman Patrick Stout and Senior Master Sgt. Sean Brown of the 69th Aerial Port Squadron were honored at the 2008 Air Force Logistics Readiness Annual Awards banquet. Airmen Stout received the Air Reserve Component Air Transportation Airman of the year award and Sergeant Brown received the Air Reserve Component Air Transportation Senior
  • Reserve recruiting service looking for recruits,recruiters

    The Air Force Reserve recruiting service is looking for both recruits and recruiters. Get 1 Now and Recruit the Recruiter are two Air Force Reserve Command programs that allow members of the 459th Air Refueling Wing to recruit new reservists through referrals or by serving as a reserve recruiter. "These programs are a way for reservists to take
  • 459th medics bring aid to Benin, SHARED ACCORD 09

    Ten 459th Air Refueling Wing medics are among 400 U.S. military personnel who have begun arriving in Bembereke, Benin to take part in Exercise SHARED ACCORD 09 June 7. Nine Members of 459th Aerospace Medicine Squadron and one member from the 459th Aeromedical Staging Squadron are to team up with a battalion of Marines and a hand full of Sailors and