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Reserve reflections: moments in time captured by the HQ AFRC History Office.

April 1    Air Force Reserve inaugurates Reserve C-5 associate units
           at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., and Travis AFB, Calif.

           The first Air Force Reserve associate C-17 unit, the 317th
           Airlift Squadron, is activated at Charleston AFB. (1992)

           The Air Force Reserve assumes host-base responsibility for
           March Air Reserve Base, Calif. (1996)

      7    Reservists begin participating in Provide Comfort, the
           operation to deliver relief supplies to Kurdish refugees in
           Turkey and Iraq. (1991)

      15   Headquarters Continental Air Command, responsible for the
           Air Reserve Forces, moves from Mitchell AFB, N.Y., to Robins
           AFB, Ga. (1961)

           Air Force Reserve Command activates the 920th Rescue Group
           at Patrick AFB, Fla. (1997)

      19   Hundreds of Reservists are mobilized after the bombing of
           the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

May   5    Col. Betty L. Mullis assumes command of the 940th Air
           Refueling Wing, McClellan AFB, Calif., becoming the first
           woman to command an Air Force flying wing. (1996)

      6    First Lt. Leslie Deann Crosby becomes the Reserve's first
           female fighter pilot when she graduates from the F-16
           training course in Tucson, Ariz. (1994)

      7    The Command Band of the Air Force Reserve marches in the
           Peace Victory Parade in Moscow's Red Square. (1992)

      12   Lt. Julian S. Dexter of the Air Corps Reserve completes a
           3,000-square-mile aerial mapping assignment over the Florida
           Everglades. (1928)

      18   Several Reserve units contribute aircraft, maintenance,
           communications and rescue support after the eruption of
           Mount St. Helens. (1980)

      24   Maj. Gen. James E. Sherrard III, AFRC commander, is promoted
           to lieutenant general, the first Reserve commander to
           receive a third star. (2001)

June  1    A C-5 associate unit is formed at Dover AFB, Del. (1973)

      3    The National Defense Act of 1916 authorizes the Aviation
           Section of the Signal Corps, a reserve corps of 2,300
           officers and men, thereby originating the Air Reserve.

      10   Reserve crews begin participating in Operation Fiery Vigil
           to evacuate those fleeing the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in
           the Philippines. (1991)
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Date:Apr 1, 2006
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