459th hosts Individual Ready Reserve muster

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Rodney Cox
  • 459th Air Refueling Wing

Working on behalf of the entire installation, the 459th Air Refueling Wing hosted an Individual Ready Reserve muster at the Base Theater on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Aug. 19, 2017.


The 459th Force Support Squadron and Communication Flight were integral to Air Reserve Personnel Center's accountability tasking to ensure 120 personnel were ready to serve at any moment and help them with their decision as to whether or not to reenlist in the Air Force, Air National Guard, or Air Force Reserve.


 The 459th FSS provided personnel support, to include ensuring the IRR members signed in, visited each station and completed a survey at the end of the event.


"This was my first time helping to organize this large-scale event," said Tech. Sgt. Candace Gonzales, 459th FSS noncommissioned officer in charge of Airman and Family Readiness. "It's been an exciting opportunity, and I would love to help to plan the next one."


The Communication Flight provided the audio and visual equipment and production assistance. Master Sgt. Syreeta Owens Chiles, 459th FSS NCOIC of Client Systems, organized the training for all communication personnel on audio and visual equipment to avoid problems associated with one point of failure. She taught the personnel that, "One person should not carry all the load."


Staff Sgt. Christopher Wilson, 459th FSS client system technician, with 26 years of civilian experience in audio and visual production, gave the instruction on the use of the equipment.


"There is an art to mixing and engineering," said Wilson. "You have to practice and learn the art of mixing the colors of sound, so people can understand and interpret your work." 


Throughout the IRR muster, the 459th FSS and CF were deemed effective.


"Everybody did very well in the organization and execution of their duties," stated Senior Master Sgt. Shaleen Parson, 459th FSS superintendent.


Major Melanie Torossian, 459th FSS commander, remarked that FSS and CF were,"Integral for ARPC to provide support. Overall the muster was a major success."