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  • Are you ready to deploy?

    Your orders just arrived in the mail today. What will you do with 60 days or more away from your family? So many questions go through your mind. Who'll pick up your child from preschool? What happens if your spouse gets sick? Are your spouse and child enrolled in Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System? Can they remain on base? Can your
  • Wing seeks new coin ideas

    What do you pull out of your pocket when someone coin checks you? If it is the current 459th Air Refueling Wing coin, then you'll soon enough have to leave that on a rack, because the current coin is up for a redesign. According to Lt. Col. Michael E. Laughton, 459th ARW executive officer, our wing commander, Col. Tim Cahoon, wants a new design,
  • New vice commander joins wing Liberators

    The Liberators welcomed a new vice wing commander to the 459th Air Refueling Wing in September. A KC-135 Stratotanker instructor pilot and commercial airline pilot, Col. James "Mike" Allman, came aboard from the 18th Air Refueling Squadron at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. He is now responsible for the training and readiness of 1,300 assigned wing
  • 459th ARW excels at Nuclear Operational Readiness Inspection

    The 459th Air Refueling Wing completed its Nuclear Operational Readiness Inspection which was conducted by an Air Mobility Command Inspector General team from September 19-21. "This inspection brought the wing together like never before," said Col. Tim Cahoon, 459th ARW commander. "The men and women of the 459th gave up a lot of time with their
  • 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
  • Career Spotlight

    Career Spotlight Name: Senior Airman Shane Anderson Unit/Duty title: 459th Communication Flight System Integration Specialist Job Description: At the 459th I do computer networking, deployable communications, long haul communications, base to base communications and technical control. How long have you been at the 459th ARW: Since Aug 2007 Civilian
  • Nigerian Reservist enjoys new U.S. citizenship

    More than 5,500 miles away and with a current population just shy of 8 million, the former capital of Nigeria, Lagos, is an unlikely starting point for a young boy with little more than the determination and diligence that earned him not only the title of U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman, but U.S. citizen. On Aug. 6, Senior Airman Kayode Lawal, 459th
  • Recruiters strive to ensure solid new generation of blue suiters

    The 29th Olympiad began in Beijing, China, on Aug. 8, 2008, because many of the nation's citizens believe the number eight to be lucky. The Team Andrews Recruiter Squadron here can apparently attribute their success in fiscal year 2008, as well as the last eight years, much more to team work than luck, however. The nine-member team strives to
  • Hispanic Heritage Month committee planning meeting

    The Team Andrews Hispanic Heritage Month Committee initial planning meeting takes place at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 at the Airman Leadership School Auditorium, building 1413. The observance dates are Sept. 15-Oct. 15. during which time the committee will create memorable events in honor of the Hispanic community achievements and contributions to