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    FYSA Podcast with SECAF Frank Kendall
  • Scott AFB pilots make history

    On a warm fall afternoon, three Scott Air Force Base pilots made history, becoming the first all-African American crew to land the C-21 at Alabama’s historic Tuskegee airfield. The group was joined by two other team members from the 458th Airlift Squadron, who spent the day touring the airfield and visiting with students from the Red Tail Flight Academy, named after the legendary Tuskegee Airmen who trained at the very same airfield over 80 years ago.
  • Meet our 2021 Outstanding Airman of the Year: Reservist shines as an example of Air Force core values

    Staff Sgt. Kristy Riley, the combat plans training supervisor for the 924th Maintenance Squadron’s Munitions Flight, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, didn’t join the Air Force Reserve to win awards. But, the honors sure are piling up.After being named Air Force Reserve Command’s Airman of the Year for 2021, Riley was recently named one of the
  • New Fitness Assessment: Reserve's exercise physiologists help shape latest program

    Air Force Reserve Command’s Fitness and Health Promotion functional manager and his team of 10 exercise physiologists played a prominent role in bringing about the latest major changes to the Air Force’s fitness assessment program.The Air Force announced in July that the service will now provide Airmen five physical fitness assessment alternatives
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Reservist helping lead barrier analysis working group for LGBTQ members

    A Reserve Citizen Airman is helping lead a new Air Force team charged with identifying and resolving the issues that disproportionately impede the success of LGBTQ Airmen and Guardians.The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning Initiative Team (LIT) was officially formed in March 2021 under the umbrella of the Department of the
  • Focused on strategic competition, Air Force Secretary Kendall confident “One Team, One Fight” will lead to success

    Frank Kendall, freshly installed as the 26th Secretary of the Air Force, acknowledged during an Aug. 5 interview that confronting and solving hard problems energizes him.
  • FYSA: Game On!

    FYSA: Game On! For your situational awareness, esports is a whole lot more than fun and games. Through Air Force Gaming, Airmen now promote resilience through positive virtual connection, inclusion and teamwork, all on their favorite platforms. Join us in the quest to explore the innovative grassroots initiative, its members, and how they built a global community of gamers in less than a year.
  • In-person Yellow Ribbon event characterized by caution, connections

    More than 350 Airmen and their loved ones traveled to the Sunshine State to attend an in-person Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon event July 23-24, 2021. It was the first large-audience, in-person event since pandemic prompted travel restrictions in March 2020. The Yellow Ribbon Program began in 2008 following a congressional mandate for the Department of Defense to assist reservists and National Guard members in maintaining resiliency as they transition between their military and civilian roles.
  • Airmen help make dream come true for special fan

    Capt. Dennis Conner, 701st Airlift Squadron, at Joint Base Charleston, flew a C-17 Globemaster III over the state’s coast during the “Salute From The Shore” celebration July 4. Little did he know the impact that flight that day would have for him, as well as a family watching from the shore, who would end up getting a private tour of the aircraft.
  • Expanded child care options provide relief for parents

    Life in the military provides unique challenges for parents compared to their civilian counterparts as at times, families are separated for extended periods.