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  • Sowing seeds of hope

    Staff Sgt. Montaski McCoy has been planting seeds in a poor, crime ridden West Montgomery neighborhood for the past three years. While planting various vegetables, his real ambition is to sow seeds of dreams of a brighter future for kids and young people in the area. As a Reservist, McCoy is an Air

  • Recruiters encouraging unit Reservists to consider IMA program

    With Air Force Reserve Command’s end-strength increasing by 2,100 Airmen from fiscal year 2015 to 2016, Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service is striving to meet its goal of 8,500 accessions for FY16. One strategy recruiters are using involves trying to get people to transfer from the unit

  • Flexibility: Changing Status Allows Reservist to Pursue His Dream

    When Lt. Col. Brian Biggs’ part-time hobby of operating a not-for-profit virtual running club raising money for a host of different charities turned into a full-time job, the active Guard and Reserve Reservist knew something had to give.As a full-time AGR member, he was working eight to 10 hours a

  • Rising Up: AFRC's new command chief overcomes life's many challenges

    It’s been a long and difficult, but rewarding, journey from poverty-stricken Guatemala to a successful career in the U.S. Air Force for Chief Master Sgt. Ericka Kelly. That journey reached a new high in February when Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, AFRC commander, selected Kelly to serve as AFRC’s new

  • Tips for successful orders processing

    There are two forms used for orders, AF Form 938 and DD Form 1610. This article will cover some of the items on the AF Form 938.  When cutting orders, it's essential to be accurate. Because mistakes happen from time to time, here are some tips on things to look out for. If you're creating an order

  • 908th vice commander training day with firefighters

    Almost every boy has a childhood dream of becomng a firefighter when he grows up. Never in my wildest imagination did I ever think that I would have the opportunity to be a firefighter this late in my Air Force career!  So you can imagine the excitement I felt when I was offered the opportunity to

  • New SFS commander brings global, real-world experience to 908th

    Since it's founding in 1963, thousands of people have claimed membership in the 908th Airlift Wing. But it's unlikely there's ever been a member with a name more challenging to pronounce than the new 908th Security Forces Squadron commander.Major Sounthavone Von Thiphavong, also known as "Major T,"

  • Historian uses wing past to preserve its legacy

    According to Tech. Sgt. Matthew H. Scales, wing historian for the 908th Airlift Wing, most people think his job is to share facts about Air Force history or collect old squadron softball team trophies.In reality, it's to tell the 908th Airlift Wing story.He said that often confuses people who think