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  • June issue of Citizen Airman is online

    The June issue of Citizen Airman is now available online at http://www.citamn.afrc.af.mil/.The cover story focuses on the Air Force's search to find a home for the first Air Force Reserve-led KC-46A global  mobility wing.In addition, the issue includes feature stories on a new law that will impact the education benefits members of the reserve
  • Summer safety begins with risk management

    Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief of Ground Safety, Bill Parsons.While Airmen and their families make the most of recreational opportunities during the summer, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends is the most
  • McConnell Reservists keep Thunderbirds flying

    On the morning of May 22, six familiar red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Squadron streaked across the skyline of New York City to promote their upcoming performance at the Jones Beach Air Show in Wantagh, N.Y.  Thousands of New Yorkers were treated to the site of the fighters as the
  • A Memorial Day Message--Thank you for your service

    Members of the 931st Air Refueling Group,As we commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, I want to express my sincere gratitude for all that you do to serve our great nation. I am mindful we have members serving away from home and I appreciate their sacrifice and that of their families. Memorial Day celebrations originated shortly after the Civil War and
  • Reserve couple works hard to balance family, work

    When newly minted 2nd Lt. Chris Grosjean graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1995, Bill Clinton was in his first term as president, singer Montell Jordan's "This is How We Do It" was at the top of the music charts and gasoline sold for $1.14 a gallon.Since then, many things have changed in this Airman's life, which brought him and his family to
  • Block 45 moves closer to mission-ready

    Seven of McConnell's KC-135 Stratotankers received Block 45 upgrade, moving closer to operational missions and bringing the 59-year-old aircraft new technology.The Block 45 upgrade addresses critical aircraft equipment and safety of flight issues including a new auto pilot, a new radio altimeter and an LCD screen that replaces analog gauges as well