• Back-to-school specials at new Airmen’s Attic

    You’ve probably seen countless back-to-school specials over the past few weeks as families gear up to get kids ready for the school year. A new store on base is offering an exclusive special for current and former military members and their families - and your money’s no good there. The 911th Airlift Wing’s Airmen’s Attic, located on the third floor of building 209, is a place for all enlisted, officers, retirees and their families to donate and received gently used goods at no cost. It is an initiative started by the base’s command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Neitzel.
  • 911th AMXS Assumption of Command: Capt. Joseph Walters

    Capt. Joseph E. Walters, commander of the 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, assumed command of the 911th AMXS at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania Aug. 3, 2019. Walters takes the helm during a challenging time; the 911th Airlift Wing’s ongoing conversion from the C-130 Hercules to the C-17 Globemaster III is one of the most complex of its kind in the history of Air Force Reserve Command, said Col. Clifford Waller, commander of the 911th Maintenance Group.
  • Medic! 911th ASTS and 911th AES train in tactical combat care

    Airmen attached to the 911th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 911th Aeromedical Staging Squadron and the Royal Air Force Leuchars, Scotland all joined together at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania for tactical combat care training in a combat simulation. The beginning of the week was spent in class learning the skills needed in a variety of combat situations and to be put into practice later on. In the end the Airmen had the opportunity to use mechanical mannequins which simulated breathing, bleeding and most major signs of life for their simulation. The instructors set up an entire scenario with three different locations to give the Airmen an overall sense of the different environments they might be in.
  • 911th AW celebrates 30 years of PAACC membership

    Col. Douglas Strawbridge, commander of the 911th Airlift Wing, receives a certificate from Chris Heck, President/CEO of the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, joined by Doug Keeter, Membership Director of the PAACC, and Col. Gregory Buchanan, commander of the 911th Operations Group, at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., June 28, 2019. The certificate recognizes the 911th AW’s 30 years of membership with the PAACC, a nonprofit organization which pledges to advance economic vitality by providing advocacy, information and services to their members and the business community.
  • Graduation gowns to Air Force blues

    After being in the military for some time, you start seeing familiar faces in places you least expect them. On a deployment, you may run into someone who you went to technical training with; the newest member of your shop may have cross-trained since you were stationed across base from each other at a previous duty station; and you may find that you have mutual friends with about 90 percent of the members of your career field. Two of the 911th Airlift Wing’s newest recruits experienced this before being issued their first pair of combat boots. Trainee Desiree Bouch and Trainee James Choff spoke with Staff Sgt. Amy Busenbark, recruiter with the 911th Airlift Wing Recruiting Squadron, on separate occasions before graduating together from Burgettstown High School this spring, and both have since raised their right hand to become members of the Air Force Reserve.
  • Westover hosts AFRC process improvement event

    Representatives from across Air Force Reserve Command recently held a rapid improvement event, here, June 10 through 14.The event aimed to pinpoint potential process improvements for current Logistics Readiness Officer (LRO), or 21R, training requirements. The overall project is an AFRC A4 human capital strategy, with the objective of creating an
  • Toys for Tots donation box at 911th ASTS

    Typically when you hear the words Toys for Tots, there’s snow on the ground and December 25th is right around the corner. But this year, one Steel Airman is making it easy to support the Marine Toys for Tots Program without wearing a winter jacket. Staff Sgt. Robert Ostrowski, flight and aerospace medic with the 911th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, is collecting donations to bring to a Christmas in July toy drive being supported by his local Jeep club, Wicked Jeeps Western PA. Donations will be collected on base in building 220, the 911th ASTS building, room 109, until July 26th at 1500.
  • Steel foundation: Locally-born general comes home to tell AF story

    Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of Air Force Space Command and Pittsburgh local, visited several key organizations in the area June 13 and 14, 2019.
  • Counseling available for Steel Airmen and families

    Counseling services are now available to members of the 911th Airlift Wing and their families. This service is being provided through the Military and Family Life Counseling Program. MFLC provides non-medical counseling services to service members and their families at no cost both on and off installations. With the exception of child abuse, domestic abuse and duty to warn situations, services are private and confidential. Services provided include non-medical counseling to overcome common military lifestyle complications such as deployment stress, coping skills, homesickness, relocation adjustment, reintegration, separation, building resiliency, sadness, grief and loss, as well as counseling on general life skills such as anger management, communication, relationship issues, conflict resolution, parenting and decision-making skills.
  • 911th SFS holds NCO induction ceremony

    During the June Unit Training Assembly, the 911th Security Forces Squadron held a Noncommissioned Officer Promotion and Induction Ceremony.

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