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  • From Civil Air Patrol to Command Chief

    Earning the rank of Chief Master Sgt. is a competitive process accomplished by a small percentage of enlisted Airmen. To Jennifer McKendree, the idea of becoming a chief seemed completely unattainable.

  • The Real Rogue Squadron

    On “May the Fourth,” many people may have visions of space battles come to mind. However, the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS), known as “Rogue Squadron” plays a very real and vital role in the Horn of Africa which has nothing to do with science fiction.

  • Base Exchange acquires ribbon rack machine

    The Youngstown Air Reserve Station Base Exchange recently acquired a self-service ribbon rack kiosk that allows Airmen to build and order a complete ribbon rack, name tapes, medals and shadow boxes.

  • A Kenyan’s road to becoming an American Airman

    Senior Airman Patrick Ikua grew up in Kenya. He says that poverty, the threat of terrorism and an uncertain future were all part of his experience as a young man in a developing nation. But the U.S. Air Force completely changed the trajectory of his life.

  • Defenders and engineers team up for 24-hour exercise

    The 910th Security Forces Squadron and 910th Civil Engineer Squadron teamed up for a 24-hour security operations exercise at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center, Ohio, leading up to the April unit training assembly. The civil Engineers helped erect a bare base with tents,

  • Integrated Defense Leadership Course: 446th SFS

    Air Force Reserve Command Defenders assigned to the 446th Security Forces Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, completed the two-week Integrated Defense Leadership Course, based at YARS and using training grounds at CJAG, in March 2022.

  • Training like the best, prepared for the worst

    The 910th Civil Engineer Squadron’s emergency management flight conducted a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives response training event on March 14, 2022, at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio.

  • No better teacher than a sim round

    Air Force Reserve Command Defenders assigned to the 446th Security Forces Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, work their way through a live-fire training scenario, March 20, 2022, at the shoot-house at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center, Ohio.