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  • Safety first this holiday season

    As the colder months creep in, the 459th Air Refueling Wing Safety office offers the following tips in preparation for the winter weather season: · Be prepared at all times for weather changes affecting your driving safety. Weather changes can quickly alter road conditions and visibility. You can drive around a corner and suddenly find your vehicle
  • WASP Exhibit opens in Arlington

    Nov. 14 was a historic day for women's history. The first woman was promoted to the rank of four star general, and the "Fly Girls of World War II" exhibit made its debut at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. The exhibit includes a 26-foot Women Air Force Service Pilots Timeline, WASP
  • Volunteer or Mobilized? Most benefits are the same for Reservists whether they volunteer or are mobilized; but there are a few exceptions

    Since Operation Desert Storm, the Air Force has increasingly relied on Reserve and Guard forces to meet combatant commander requirements. Demand for forces dramatically increased after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The Air Force initially met this demand primarily through partial mobilization of forces. Although Reserve and Guard forces are still
  • The ART of Recruiting

    Transitioning from active duty military or a traditional civilian career to the Air Reserve Technician program is a big decision, and at times the application process can be frustrating, confusing and time consuming. Enter Master Sgt. Jo Ann Shaw, an Air Force Reserve Command recruiter who has been assigned to help fill vacancies at the 459th Air
  • Selfridge members lend helping hand to Liberators

    A Michigan Air National Guard KC-135 arrived here recently to deliver an unusual cargo package: 59 new members for the Liberator Wing. The new members of the 459th Air Refueling Wing are all former members of the 927th Air Refueling Wing, which until recently was based at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. Due to recent Base Realignment and
  • Tell us what you think

    It's been one year since the stand-up of our Air Force Reserve Strategic Communications' Directorate (AF/RES) on the Air Staff. Dedicated to communicating the strategic messages of the Air Force Reserve (AFR), AF/RES seeks to improve its processes and methods of communication. To do this, we need to know what our Reserve Airmen are thinking! This
  • Get 1 Now program offers new incentive for recruiting Reservists

    Despite a competitive and challenging recruiting environment, Air Force Reserve Command has met the challenge of filling the Air Force Reserve ranks for eight consecutive years. Acting as seasoned Wingmen, all 67,000 of our Reservists across the country have played a key role in achieving this goal by using the "Get 1 Now" program to leverage