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  • Childhood dream takes flight: 911th AW vice commander brings diverse experience to wing

    It’s summer in the 1970s. A young boy speeds his bicycle next to the flight line at Beale Air Force Base, California, tires whirring against sun-baked concrete. He’s on his way to see his father, who works in the maintenance shop as an enlisted SR-71 jet-engine mechanic. The Blackbird aircraft fascinates him; everything about it, from the way it looks to the science behind its flight, makes him imagine working with planes for the rest of his life. The boy’s name is Jay D. Miller, and though he doesn’t know it yet, he will later become an Air Force colonel and vice commander of the 911th Airlift Wing. The opportunity to observe his father at work shaped how Miller imagined his life would become, and that diverse experience has given him a unique outlook on leadership in the Air Force.
  • From racetrack to therapy couch: A unique addition to the 911th Airlift Wing

    There’s a new addition to the 911th Airlift Wing by the name of Boris and he has an open door policy to assist with your therapy needs. Michael Zimmerman, director of psychological health for the 911th AW, provides a safe place, free of judgement, to work through a multitude of life’s stresses, from work issues to personal matters. The psychological health office offers an inviting atmosphere with comfortable furniture, a smart TV, free Wi-Fi, an espresso machine and now Boris – a therapy dog in training.
  • Success worth celebrating

    With a will of steel the 911th AW family, both military and civilian, made and continue to make each of these endeavors a success. Their dedication and commitment are the driving force behind this base’s many accomplishments over the past year and a half. So in the time leading up to the October 2018 unit training assembly, the wing commander made a decision – everyone deserves to take a breather. An Oktoberfest event was planned for Saturday, October 25th, at the end of the duty day. Members were invited to the Community Activity Center for a few hours of downtime together.
  • This Halloween, be safe and be seen

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – To ensure that all of the superheroes, princesses, ghosts and goblins are safe, make sure they can be seen. According to the SafeKids Worldwide website, “Kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween as on any other day of the year.” That doesn’t have to be a scary or ominous
  • Key Spouses dedicated to helping Airmen, families feel connected

    As service-minded volunteers, Air Force Key Spouses play an important role in building strong and resilient units, especially at the squadron level.Key Spouses and Key Spouse Mentors serve as part of the Air Force Key Spouse Program and are selected and appointed in writing by unit commanders to act as official unit representatives. The Key Spouse
  • Battle Rig: A new kind of fitness

    A new workout made its debut here October 14, 2018, with the introduction of the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig to Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station’s array of fitness equipment. The 911th Airlift Wing welcomed two Alpha Warrior pros, Tawnee Leonardo and Kevin Klein, to demonstrate the rig, and explain the various programs designed to keep Airmen functionally fit.
  • A step-by-step on becoming an AFRC pilot

    Becoming a pilot in the Air Force Reserve can be a challenging yet rewarding career opportunity and it is available to more people than one might think. If someone has an interest in flying for the Air Force Reserve, there are more than 100 units out there looking for qualified, motivated individuals.  Current applicants include Air Force
  • 911th AW Commander signs the final beam

    Col. Douglas Strawbridge, commander of the 911th Aiflift Wing, is lifted up to the top of the 911th Airlift Wing's new C-17 hangar at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., Oct. 10, 2017. Strawbridge was signing the final roof beam used for the project, a hangar which will house two C-17 aircraft.
  • The final beam

    A C-17 aircraft assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing flies over the 911th AW as a signed beam ready to be installed in the hangar which will house the aircraft sits at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., Oct. 4, 2017. This beam, signed by base members, will be the last to be installed in the roof of the hangar.
  • Beware of phishing attempts in guise of disaster aid requests, officials urge

    As the North and South Carolina coasts recover from damage caused by Hurricane Florence, local and national relief organizations will be soliciting donations from the public to help rebuild. Unfortunately, with an increase in legitimate solicitations come attempts by nefarious individuals and groups asking for money.
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