The Air Force Reserve Command's Office of History and Heritage released a second edition of the AFR Coloring Book online this month.
This recently released edition, created by Tech. Sgt. Katie "Kat" Justen, AFRC HO Combat & Heritage artist, captures a snapshot in time of today’s Reserve members in various mission sets, and although the book does not include all career fields in the AFR, it does highlight many of the science, technology, engineering, math and art-related missions. At outreach events, the History Office utilizes these and many other creative products to help facilitate recruiting efforts and attract our nation’s diverse, aspiring professionals and future leaders.
One mission of the AFRC HO is to conduct outreach activities that instill unit pride and enhance esprit de corps by connecting today’s Reserve Airmen with the storied legacy of the Air Force Reserve. To do this, they create a number of products to communicate Air Force Reserve past to Airmen and their families as well as public audiences; government and community leaders; and coalition, joint and industry partners. The AFR Coloring Book is one of these products, and is designed in a way to inform, inspire and entertain colorists both young and old, while illustrating the many dynamic missions Reservists perform alongside their Active Duty counterparts.
This is the second coloring book created by Reserve artists in support of the Office of History and Heritage. The first coloring book highlighted 100 years of Reserve Air Power - an idea developed by Dr. James Malachowski, the former Command Historian, and was designed by Senior Master Sgt. Darby Perrin. It was distributed during the 70th Anniversary of the Air Force Reserve, in various subsequent outreach activities and online. For those interested, it can be found here.
To learn more about AFRC HO artists, to view past artwork, or to learn more about AFR history, visit the AFRC History webpage. To view the coloring book, click on the front cover image below.