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  • Rally in the Rockies 2021: Day 1

    Personnel conducted a high altitude, low opening jump during Rally in the Rockies 2021 exercise, Sept. 13, 2021, Guernsey, Wyo. HALO jumps are typically employed when stealth is necessary to infiltrate enemy territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ashley Walker)
  • Reserve C-130 aerial firefighting teams fly during second busiest wildfire season

    The 302nd Airlift Wing has three C-130 aircraft flying sorties out of McClellan Air Tanker Base this year in Sacramento County, California, performing an aerial firefighting mission unique within the Air Force Reserve. Since first being activated on July 20, the 302 AW has been working together with other military aircraft from Nevada Air National Guard’s 152 AW, Wyoming ANG’s 153 AW, and California ANG’s 146 AW to drop millions of gallons of fire retardant in support of fire suppression efforts in California.
  • Air Force Reserve demonstrates strategic depth of combat airlift on Wyoming highway during training exercise

    Air Force Reserve Command kicked off a week-long exercise, Rally in the Rockies 2021, by landing a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on the highway near Rawlins, Wyoming, Sept. 13. The highway closed early in the morning to ensure the aircrew could safely practice recovering personnel without access to a runway within simulated enemy territory.
  • DAF Joint Statement on Afghanistan Airport attack

    On behalf of the entire Department of the Air Force, our heartfelt sympathies go to the loved ones of the brave American service members killed and wounded in today’s terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. Our hearts are heavy for their sacrifice as they endeavored to bring hope to thousands seeking a better life.
  • Secretary of Defense Mandates COVID-19 Vaccinations for Service Members

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued a memorandum directing the secretaries of the military departments to immediately begin full vaccination of all members of the department on active duty or in the Guard or Reserve who aren't yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Women celebrate a rich history of resiliency

    For 100 years, women and their allies worked to obtain equal rights. They deployed radical campaigns, hunger strikes and picketing at the White House.
  • CJCS Message to the Force - COVID-19 Vaccine

    The good health and readiness of our force is critical to America's defense. We need each and every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, and Guardian healthy and capable of performing our duties. COVID-19 is a threat to force protection and readiness.
  • Austin Seeks Presidential Approval for Mandatory Troop Vaccinations by Mid-September

    The COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory for service members by mid-September, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said in a message to the force.
  • Wanted: Innovative ideas for Spark Tank 2022

    Spark Tank 2022, a Department of the Air Force annual competition in which Airmen and Guardians pitch innovative solutions to operational problems, will accept submissions in early August 2021.
  • 302nd Maintenance Group Quality Assurance wins Air Force Reserve Command award

    Col. Christopher Zidek, 302nd Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kahn Scalise, 302 AW command chief, congratulates reservists with the 302nd Maintenance Group Quality Assurance for winning the 2020 Air Force Reserve Command Logistics Readiness and Maintenance Award, Aug. 7, 2021, at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.
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