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  • HQ ARPC builds leaders through force development

    Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy and a team of four colonels, came together Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 as the AY20/21 Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board (RDEDB).
  • 920th Wing Commander Selected for New Assignment

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Chief of Air Force Reserve, announced on Nov. 5, 2019 that Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, has been selected to serve as the Vice Commander for 22nd Air Force at Dobbins Air Force Base, Georgia.Col. Matthews has been the commander of the 920th Rescue Wing since Dec. 2016 and is a 1990 graduate of the
  • Last Unit to Bid Farewell to Legacy of Combat Rescue Aircraft

    The 920th Rescue Wing is celebrating the legacy of its HC-130P/N combat-rescue fleet  as the wing expects to receive a replacement fleet of HC-130J in the Spring of 2020. This new airframe, HC-130J, will not only replace the legacy HC-130 fleet but with its arrival also comes the elimination of two aviation career fields: Flight Engineer and
  • Air Force announces new officer developmental categories

    In an effort to enhance the officer talent management system and enable tailored and agile development, the Air Force is expanding the single Line of the Air Force promotion category into six distinct developmental categories, senior officials here announced Oct. 21.
  • 920th Mission Support Group Assumption of Command

    Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, presents the 920th Mission Support Group guidon to Lt. Col. Matthew Heintzelman during an assumption of command ceremony at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 5, 2019. Heintzelman's previous assignment was the Deputy Commander for the 482nd Mission Support Group at Homestead Air Reserve Base,
  • Florida Reserve Citizen Airmen take on dual deployments despite challenges

    More than 100 Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing recently deployed in support of operations in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.“This was a bottom-up and top-down effort,” said Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander.“From the bottom up we had our squadrons identifying what they needed to be successful in training their
  • AFRC restructures the enlisted grade force

    On October 1, more than 3,500 enlisted Reserve Citizen Airmen will see upgrades to their grade authorizations.MAJCOM senior enlisted leaders and other key members reviewed, evaluated and restructured the enlisted grade authorizations as part of the Enlisted Grade Council, established in 2016. The council grew out of a continuous process improvement
  • Air Force Recognizes Energy Action Month 2019

    October is Energy Action Month, an opportunity to highlight why energy is a critical enabler to combat capability for the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense, and to encourage smarter energy use and management for installations, ground vehicles, and aircraft. Unveiled this year, the Air Force theme of “Energy Able, Mission Capable” educates Airmen about the importance of energy readiness and resilience for the global mission.
  • Air Force Reserve takes center stage at AFA conference

    AFRC leaders played a prominent role during the conference as Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and AFRC commander, led discussions on “Using the Competitive Edge to Train How We Fight,” and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White Jr., AFRC command chief master sergeant, joined a panel on “Building Enlisted Leaders.”
  • Reserve readiness for today and the future

    The reemergence of long-term strategic and great-power competition necessitates that the Air Force Reserve grow its capabilities to meet the demands of the future operating environment while integrating with AETC and the Air National Guard.
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