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L-R:  Eric, Gary and Janis Crabtree playing in their Cassadaga, N.Y. neighborhood in the late 50s.  Maj. Gen. Eric Crabtree is now commander, Headquarters Fourth Air Force, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.  He began leading troops and giving orders at an early age, as depicted here.  (Courtesy photo)  Recently promoted Fourth Air Force commander reflects on childhood as small-town paper boy
Forty-four years ago, Eric Crabtree was a junior high school student with an after school job delivering The Dunkirk Evening Observer to residents in his hometown of Cassadaga, N.Y., a 700-person town on the shores of Lower Cassadaga Lake in the Alleghany Mountain foothills near Lake Erie. Eighteen months ago, Brig. Gen. Eric Crabtree took command
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Master Sgt. Peter Rieta, 48th Aerial Port Squadron, training manager, was promoted to Master Sergeant under the Promotion Enhancement Program. He stresses the importance of Professional Military Education and the Community College of the Air Force degree to the Airmen in his unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Erin Smith) Reserve training manager receives PEP to master sergeant
He has this talent. It usually takes him about a minute and 20 seconds but he's done it in less than a minute. Master Sergeant Peter Rieta can solve a Rubik's Cube like no one you've ever seen. The tenacity he uses as his fingers glide and twirl through the combinations of the cube, searching for the answer, is the same he's used to find the
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2010
Master Sgt. Janet Hudson, 624th RSG Airman and Family Readiness Center superintendent, goes over the reintegration event agenda, and explains the services available to the Airmen upon their return from deployments as a part of a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event for recently returned members of the 48th Aerial Port Squadron at the Hickam AFB Officers’ Club, Nov. 19.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Erin Smith) 624th RSG hosts Yellow Ribbon reintegration for returned aerial porters
The 624th Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event for recently returned members of the 48th Aerial Port Squadron at the Hickam AFB Officers' Club, Nov. 19. During the event, members of the 48th Aerial Port Squadron, who returned from Iraq in October, received briefings and support from Military One
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2009
Thirty-five officers from the 624th Regional Support Group's Hawaii and Guam-based units attended the group's first-ever Officer Development Seminar at Hickam. Highlights of the event included guest speakers Michael Ceci, managing partner of the Honolulu office of New York Life, and Brig. Gen. Terrence O'Shaugnhessy, 13th Air Force Vice Commander. Mr. Ceci gave a presentation on leadership skills that included a realistic case study and General O'Shaughnessy gave an insightful presentation on leadership and his "Top 10" on the subject. The seminar also included an enlisted panel made up of two command chiefs and a first sergean (Photo by Master Sgt. John Kim) 624th RSG holds first-ever Officer Development Seminar
Thirty-five officers from the 624th Regional Support Group's Hawaii and Guam-based units attended the group's first-ever Officer Development Seminar at Hickam. Highlights of the event included guest speakers Michael Ceci, managing partner of the Honolulu office of New York Life, and Brig. Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, 13th Air Force Vice Commander.
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2009
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - Senior Airman Matt Oberlin enjoys a moment with an employer over the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 13 during the 624th Regional Support Group Employer Support Flight. Twenty-five local civilian employers of Air Force Reserve members assigned to the 44th Aerial Port Squadron and the 724th Aeromedical Staging Flight, here, participated in a employer appreciation flight aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Courtney Witt) Guam business leaders take flight
Twenty-five local civilian employers of Air Force Reserve members assigned to the 44th Aerial Port Squadron and the 724th Aeromedical Staging Flight, here, participated in a Nov. 13th employer appreciation flight aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker. While aboard the training mission, the group received an up-close view of the tanker refueling a B-52
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2009
Col. Robert “Randy” Huston, 624th Regional Support Group commander, leads a contingent of Reservists and their employers for the Group’s first-ever Employer Support Flight at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii Nov. 8. The event, held in co-operation with the Hawaii Committee of Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, helped employers better understand the time and sacrifice their employees invest in their role as Air Force Reservists. Civilian bosses of Group Reservists flew aboard an Air Force Reserve KC-135 Stratotanker and witnessed an in-flight refueling of Hawaii Air National Guard F-15 Eagles. The KC-135 used for Saturday's Employer Support Flight is assigned to the 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. (Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Daniel Nathaniel) Civilian employers treated to ride on Reserve refueler
Fourteen civilian employers of 624th Regional Support Group members became part of a total force operation Saturday when they boarded a KC-135 Stratotanker and headed out on a refueling mission Saturday Nov. 7. During the mission, a Reserve aircraft refueled six Hawaii Air National Guard F-15 Eagles while their active duty counterparts provided
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2009
Tech. Sgts Mae Estoy and Zenobia Lynn, 724th Aeromedical Staging Flight, administer blood glucose tests during the annual National Preparedness Month activities held Sept. 26 at the Agana Shopping Center, Guam. (Courtesy photo) Guam medics support National Preparedness Month
Members of the 724th Aeromedical Staging Flight participated in the annual National Preparedness Month activities held Sept. 26 at the Agana Shopping Center, Guam. The Reservists joined key agencies including the Guam Police, Fire Departments, Guam Homeland Security and Office of Civil Defense in providing emergency and disaster tips and
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2009
Kandis Bainter, Military and Family Life Consultant, talks to spouses about deployment stress and the services she offers during the 624th RSG Airman and Family Readiness Center Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program mid-deployment event held Sept. 27, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Daniel Nathaniel) 624th RSG families take care of homefront while loved ones are deployed
Some of the Air Force's most important members have never packed their bags to deploy in support of a contingency operation, nor have they ever donned the uniform. Instead, their job is on the home front. They are military spouses and their contracts begin on their wedding day. The 624th Regional Support Group reached out to some of these spouses
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2009
Group Capt. Supijjaran Thamwatharsaree, Royal Thai Air Force; Col. Robert “Randy” Huston, 624th Regional Support Group; and Col. Lim Tuang Liang, Republic of Singapore Air Force sign the conference minutes which put the final touches on the flight schedule and the large force employment plan for the upcoming Cope Tiger exercise in Thailand in March 2010 at a conference held Sept 21-25 at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Cope Tiger is an annual, multilateral aerial exercise which divides Thai, Singaporean and U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft into two mixed groups, pitting them against each other in a mock battle. The exercise also includes a two-phase humanitarian and civic assistance portion (Courtesy photo) 624th RSG commander leads Total Force delegation at Cope Tiger conference
Col. Robert "Randy" Huston, 624th Regional Support Group commander, led a U.S. Total Force delegation at the Cope Tiger 10 Middle Planning Conference Sept. 21-25 at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. U.S. Air Force Active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve planners put the final touches on the flight schedule and the large force
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2009
Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. Mark Hatori reunites at last with wife Cindy, daughters Kiana and Kauanoe and father-in-law Kenneth Amimoto. Sergeant Hatori and six of his fellow aerial porters from the 624th Regional Support Group, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, arrived at Honolulu airport Sept. 28 following a four-month deployment to Joint Base Balad. They were the last group to return of a 25 member team which deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to the 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. While there they handled baggage pallets, general cargo, special handling cargo, rolling stock and aerospace ground equipment. (Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Daniel Nathaniel) Final group of Hawaii Reservists return home from Iraq
Air Force Reserve Senior Master Sgt. Mark Hatori reunites at last with wife Cindy, daughters Kiana and Kauanoe and father-in-law Kenneth Amimoto. Sergeant Hatori and six of his fellow aerial porters from the 624th Regional Support Group, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, arrived at Honolulu airport Sept. 28 following a four-month deployment to Joint
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