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  • 445th CES: Illuminating, electrifying Air Force mission

    Civil engineers distribute electricity to everything across Wright-Patterson Air Force base that requires it, including houses, water processing facilities, and recreational facilities on base like the fitness center and movie theater.
  • Command chief reconnects with BMT instructor

    Imagine Chief Master Sgt. Cynthia Villa’s surprise when, twenty-five years after graduating basic military training, she learned she would be working in the same unit alongside her basic military training instructor — Chief Master Sgt. Steve Simpson.
  • 100 Antarctic Operation Deep Freeze missions, one penguin sighting

    After a record 100 C-17 Globemaster III Operation Deep Freeze missions to the Antarctic, Chief Master Sgt. James Masura Jr., 304th Expeditionary Air Squadron loadmaster, finally saw a penguin Feb. 4.
  • Becoming a Boom Operator Instructor

    Master Sgt. William M. Simurra, a boom operator with the 76th ARS is in the process of earning his instructor upgrade.
  • When “Team” is more than a word

    The name “Team March” was put to the test on May 16, 2019, outside of March Air Reserve Base, California, when an F-16 impacted the ground. Reserve Citizen Airmen and their Air National Guard (ANG) counterparts, local first responders, and the surrounding community rushed to assist as details emerged from the incident.
  • It takes a village: Grissom team promotes change

    Grissom’s Community Action Team stood up in 2017 and functions as a cross-organizational decision making forum to identify, resolve, or elevate issues that impact Airmen. The team is comprised of various agencies throughout the base.
  • Yellow Ribbon benefits repeat attendees

    It can be hard to take in everything that the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program has to offer in just one training weekend. For many deploying Reserve Citizen Airmen and their loved ones, the solution is coming back again and again.
  • Packing equipment nobody wants to have to use

    Before hitting the runway, every Air Force aircraft is strategically stocked with inflatable rafts, night vision goggles, parachutes, oxygen systems, flotation devices and more. The AFE Airmen, part of the 445th Operations Support Squadron, maintain the safety and emergency equipment for aircrew and passengers departing from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
  • Single-parent Reservist rises above challenges, earns wings

    Being a single parent is no easy feat, but Staff Sgt. Shakeyna Smith, 701st Airlift Squadron aviation resource management technician, accepted the challenges that greeted her. From parenting her two small children as a teenage mother to pursuing higher education in psychology and aviation, Smith has embodied excellence in all she does.
  • Meet 4th AF's command chief: CMSgt Cynthia Villa

    Chief Master Sgt. Cynthia Villa is Command Chief, Fourth Air Force, headquartered at March Air Reserve Base, California. As the senior enlisted leader, she is the Fourth Air Force commander’s primary adviser regarding the welfare, morale, operational readiness, and discipline of the enlisted force. Fourth Air Force has command supervision over the Reserve’s long-range airlift and air refueling units located throughout the continental U.S., Hawaii, and Guam; providing leadership, management and oversight to 18 flying wings, and one regional support group; with responsibilities encompassing 300 units and more than 35,000 personnel.
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