Reserve in focus.
Staff Sgt. Dontea White scans the area around his convoy for simulated explosive ordnance devices during the dismounted operations portion of the Base Security Operations course at the Silver Flag Alpha Range Complex north of Las Vegas, Nevada. White is training for his first deployment and is currently assigned to the 512th Security Forces Squadron at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. (Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay)
Master Sgt. Ed Shaffer, an aircraft maintenance craftsman with the 910th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, secures safety wire under the nose of a C-130 Hercules aircraft. The safety wiring was attached as part of an armor plating system installation. Youngstown is the second base to receive a test version of the new system, designed for easier and more secure installation and better protection for aircrew members. (Eric M. White)
Members of the 512th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, participated in the Mid-Atlantic Savage Race recently at Hopkins Farm, Maryland. The Air Force Reserve was the premiere sponsor for the obstacle race, which was 4 to 6 miles long and had more than 20 obstacles along the way.
Master Sgt. Edwin Del Valle attaches a tie-down chain on an M1A2 Abrams tank in the cargo compartment of a C-17 Globemaster III at North Auxiliary Airfield in North, South Carolina. The s tank movement was part of a two-day exercise that 2 integrated C-17 air and ground crew training for 315th Airlift Wing Airmen stationed at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, as well as Soldiers from one of the 3rd Infantry Division's immediate ready companies stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia. (Tech. Sgt. Shane Ellis
Leaders at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, salute a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules as it takes off for a deployment in January. More than 150 members from the 94th Airlift Wing deployed to support the Central Command area of responsibility. (Brad Fallin)