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Always training, always ready to fight

  • Published
  • By Senior Airman Christina Russo
  • 910th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

More than 50 Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 910th Logistics Readiness Squadron traveled to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, April 8­–11, 2021, to conduct training on an active duty installation. 

To remain combat-ready, training is key. That’s why the men and women at Youngstown Air Reserve Station pride themselves on always being ready to fight.

Practicing deployment processing and core task training were the primary goals  of the trip, said Senior Master Sgt. Marc See, fuels superintendent with the 910th LRS.

For Senior Airman Victoria Russo, a fuels distribution Airman with the 910th LRS, this was her first opportunity to travel with her unit and train in such an environment.

“It was definitely a new experience for me,” said Russo. “As well as being there with my senior leadership really aided in my training.”

As reservists, readiness at all levels is vital to the overall mission. No matter if an Airman is new to the total force or if they’ve been in for 20 years, training is essential. 

“The importance of our readiness at all times and the continuity with active duty to fulfill a mission at any location is important to the Air Force mission,” said See. 

Coming together as a total force to prepare for future deployments is a crucial aspect in ensuring procedures conducted during training events are beneficial to Airmen. 

“As a new Airman returning home from technical training, I was super excited to get to travel with my squadron to train on an active duty location,” said Russo. “We don’t always get to train on various aircraft, so opportunities like this help prepare Airmen like me and others to be ready to deploy one day.”

Increasing unity and morale along with practicing deployment readiness is what prepares Airmen to fight when the time comes.