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  • Air Force 'chutes' down inefficient program

    Parachutes are designed to slow things down. Crew members forced to evacuate in-flight aircraft with parachutes, for example, tend to have much gentler impacts with the ground than those without.But the only thing being slowed by parachutes aboard KC-135 Stratotankers, Air Force leaders recently decided, was the mission. So they got rid of
  • TOTAL RECALL

    It's 4 a.m. You are lying in bed sound asleep when you're awakened by the ring of your telephone. You pick up the handset and you hear: "This is the unit recall monitor. This is a recall to active duty. Report to your duty section immediately. If you are on mobility status, bring the required minimum personal clothing," says the caller.So, you jump
  • Down a Different Road

    Editor's Note: The following story includes reconstructed events based on the testimony of those mentioned.  Direct quotes are only used when they were recorded first hand by the writer.The blinds are closed, but the white-hot light of the Kansas sun still forces its way into the living room. In front of the blinds sits Shelby Gobel, looking for an
  • New Sheriff In Town

    New traditional Reservists and Air Reserve Technicians join the 931st Air Refueling Group on a regular basis. The past month, a new breed of Reservist joined the unit: an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) member, a 931st ARG first. How's that you may ask? Aren't all of the full-time personnel here ARTs or civilian employees? Well, they were until the new
  • 931st Returns From Turkey

    The last rotations of 931st Air Refueling Group Airmen have returned from supporting operations at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Since May 30, more than 118 of the group's personnel have served on rotations ranging from two weeks to the entirety of the mission. A wide range of specialties from the group took their skills to support operations at the
  • ReserveNet On The Way

    No matter where traditional Reservists are, they are just a mouse click away from a new tool that should make managing their military life a lot easier. That's the idea behind ReserveNet, an online program that is quickly becoming the Air Force Reserve Command way of things. The program was originally designed at a Randolph Air Force Base unit to
  • ReserveNet on The Way

    No matter where traditional Reservists are, they are just a mouse click away from a new tool that should make managing their military life a lot easier. That's the idea behind ReserveNet, an online program that is quickly becoming the Air Force Reserve Command way of things. The program was originally designed at a Randolph Air Force Base unit to
  • Judged The Best

    Sometimes you have to take the good news with the bad. First, the good. Lt. Col. DeAnn Lehigh, the 931st's Staff Judge Advocate, has been named the Air Force's Outstanding Reserve Judge Advocate of the Year. Colonel Lehigh earned the annual honor with a resume that included, among other accolades, a "superior performer" designation from a unit
  • LEAN On Me

    An Air Force Reservist here is helping lead Air Force Smart Operations 21 (AFSO 21) rapid improvement events.Capt. Doug Crow of the 931st Air Refueling Group assists Mr. Kim Dixon, a contractor hired to assist Air Mobility Command with AFSO 21 implementation, in heading up teams of Airmen that review processes and functions, analyze them and
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