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  • Active to Reserve, boom operator shares total force experience

    The U.S. Air Force Reserve provides combat ready air forces and for some, is a way to continue serving after active duty. Following her initial enlistment, Tech Sgt. Crystal Cash, 63rd Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, found her new home as a Citizen Airman in the 927th Air Refueling Wing.

  • Key Spouse Mentors gather virtually to share ideas, best practices

    Air Force Reserve Key Spouse Mentors from around the country came together virtually May 7, to share their ideas, struggles and best practices. The Key Spouse Mentors conference also provided guidance and education on a host of Reserve programs available, resiliency and wellness techniques.

  • MacDill’s safety tips for 'Critical Days of Summer'

    Heat stroke. Dehydration. Sunburn. Rashes. Cramps. What do all of these illnesses have in common? They can be all induced from exposure to hot temperatures during the summer, and with Memorial Day weekend in a few days, the 6th Air Refueling Wing safety office has started its 101 Critical Days of

  • Memorial Day 2021

    Heroes of the Air Force Reserve,In 1868, Major General John Logan, the head of the Grand Army of the Republic, a Union veterans’ organization, declared the establishment of Decoration Day, the precursor to Memorial Day, with these words: “Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or

  • Active to Reserve, maintenance officer shares total force experience

    Capt. Kierstin Flores, 927th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintenance operations officer, knew she wanted to be part of the Air Force from a young age. After graduating high school early, she persuaded her parents to sign a waiver allowing her to enlist at 17 years old. Throughout her

  • Tampa Bay receives Military Spouse Community of the Year Award

    Tampa Bay has received the Hiring Our Heroes 2021 Military Spouse Community of the Year Award during the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Employment Summit May 13, 2021. The award recognizes a community and its leaders for their efforts in creating a strong, inclusive community that allows military

  • 927th MXG Superintendent shares insight with females in aircraft maintenance

    Female maintainers of the 97th Maintenance Group gathered together for a mentorship luncheon with U.S. Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Erin Willis, 927th MXG superintendent, May 6, 2021.This luncheon was an opportunity for members to gain insight and perspective from someone who has climbed the