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  • The great symphony of humanitarian relief

    (Editor's note: Sergeant Collier accompanied members of the 302nd Airlift Wing to Muniz Air Base, Puerto Rico, where C-130 Haiti relief missions were launched while assigned to Air Expeditionary Force Coronet Oak.)A great conductor always has a strong hand in directing his orchestra through the twists and turns of renowned classical music by
  • FRONT & CENTER: 2010 has already been a busy year

    This year is already off to a running start. The Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti was a clear reminder of the need to be prepared to be called upon in a moment's notice. Within days of the earthquake, 302nd Airlift Wing aircraft and aircrews joined the humanitarian airlift effort by delivering water, supplies and evacuating medical patients from Haiti.
  • Benefits: An important part of your 'Reserve' life

    When was the last time you took a look at the benefits available to you as a Reservist? Even though AF Reserve duty is a part-time commitment for some, Reserve benefits are available all of the time. These benefits are part of your service to our country. It's important that each of us realize what's available to us and our families.Many of these
  • FRONT & CENTER: Season's greetings

    Happy Holidays! I would like to wish all members of the 302nd Airlift Wing and their families a very happy and memorable holiday season. I hope you'll be able to take some well-deserved time off and enjoy quality time with family and friends. While some of us will be able to spend time with loved ones this season, it's important we remember those
  • AFRC commander sends holiday wishes

    As we enter the holiday season and prepare for the new year, I want to thank you, your families and your employers for the many sacrifices made this year for our great nation.The holidays provide all of us an opportunity to thank our friends and families for their support throughout the year. To the men and women who are able to celebrate the
  • Building our nation

    What's the only group of people specifically identified in the Constitution of the United States? If you answered Native Americans, you would be correct. Native Americans hold this distinction not as a matter of race, but because Native American tribes are considered sovereign nations. This is a little known fact about a group of Americans that
  • Changing with the times: Here comes your new Front Range Flyer

    So what do you think of the new Front Range Flyer? Your Public Affairs office works feverishly to answer these two, simple questions: how do we tell more than 1,400 of our Reserve family members the Air Force story and how do we tell you what's going on throughout the wing and, just as important, how you're being affected by changes in the Air
  • 'I do my job because I believe in goodness'

    Years ago, I had a lot of preconceived notions about humanitarian missions. I see in my head the military responding to an African village struck by disease, famine or war, or perhaps even airlifting precious supplies to an area in the Pacific struck by a natural disaster, like a tsunami or typhoon. But these are just the 24-hour cable news
  • Manage your career progression

    Have you ever been passed over or not been selected for a position you thought you were qualified for? Did you follow up with the supervisor or hiring official to ask why you were not selected? In my experience as a hiring supervisor I have had to pass over individuals who I thought would have been great for the position. Unfortunately for both of
  • Up, up, and away!

    The lights dim, the engine roars, and you snuggle down into your field jacket for a 5-hour flight to somewhere in the U.S. At least that is where you are really going but the scenario is that you are flying to a foreign country to set up a base to support our nation. You can't snack on anything on the aircraft like you normally do because the