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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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