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  • RESILIENCY: MTI shares journey from Article 15 to stan/eval leader

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – As a child, her life was less than ideal. Drugs and alcohol everywhere reinforced every negative thing she had come to know and believe. Sudden, recurring changes resulted in changing schools – nine in a dozen years – and left no time to make friends, if that were even possible anyway. Statements directed at
  • Airman 'moonlights' as bat rehabilitation specialist

    A Reserve Citizen Airman said she received a message from the universe one fateful summer day in 1999 that changed the course of her life.Air Force Staff Sgt. Sachiko Boland, a reserve separations specialist at the Air Reserve Personnel Center at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., said she unexpectedly met her spirit animal while touring the Colorado
  • Reserve Citizen Airman sets sail as first reserve mission commander

    While many Airmen take to the skies, Reserve Citizen Airman Maj. Christina Light sets sail.The space and missile operations officer, assigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) Technical Operations Squadron (TOPS) as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee, is the first Air Force Reservist certified to serve as a mission commander
  • IMA is a smile saver

    As an individual mobilization augmentee, Lt. Col. (Dr.) Curt Hayes has the opportunity to not only serve his community but also his fellow Airmen, often when they need a lot of dental help.
  • AF Reserve doc does double duty with UFC

    When Ultimate Fighting Championship hall-of-famer Forrest Griffin was in the octagon, he knew who to turn to when a pummeling led to lacerations--Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman Dr. (Col.) Gregory Hsu.That’s because Hsu, who serves as the Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the U.S. Pacific Air Forces surgeon general, is a highly experienced
  • Reserve Citizen Airman leads life-saving med-evac mission

    Just before Thanksgiving, Maj. Jeffrey DellaVolpe, an Individual Mobilization Augmentee, led an international medical evacuation mission that saved the life of a wounded Navy EOD technician. DellaVolpe is assigned to a one-of-a-kind life-saving medical team at SAMMC and is one of less than a handful of military doctors fully qualified to perform a life-saving therapy known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ECMO for short.
  • IMA brings religious diversity to AF chaplain team

    1st Lt. Brett Campbell, an Air Force Reserve Citizen Airman who is assigned as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee at the 460th Space Wing chapel at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, is the first, and only, Buddhist chaplain in the Air Force.
  • Individual Reservists activated for Irma response

    More than 35 Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers were activated in response to Hurricane Irma’s destructive path through the Caribbean and the Southeast United States. These Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen were deployed across the eastern seaboard, from the Virgin Islands to Washington, D.C., coordinating requests from FEMA for Air Force support, such as airlift of emergency supplies, medical evacuations and search and rescue operations.
  • Individual Reservists lend a hand after Harvey

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which flooded the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana with more than 50 inches of rain, Air Force Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmentees were on the ground helping with recovery efforts.Many of these Reserve Citizen Airmen contributed in uniform, as emergency preparedness liaison officers, chaplains and judge
  • Editorial: Collaboration is key to IMA success

    Reporting for duty as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee often means getting thrown right into the mix with little to no ramp-up time.  You’re expected to be proficient, professional, and capable of accomplishing the mission, no matter what.As a public affairs IMA with USFK, Yongsan Army Garrison, Seoul, South Korea, I recently stepped into some
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