Video by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi
ARC Athena
911th Airlift Wing
April 27, 2023 | 2:16
The 911th Airlift Wing, in conjunction with the 171st Air Refueling Wing and the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, hosted the inaugural Air Reserve Component Athena event in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, April 12-13, 2023.

Attendees of the event included Sharene Brown, wife of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.; Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Lt. Gen. John P. Healy, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command; Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass; Air Force Reserve Command Chief Master Sergeant Timothy C. White; and approximately 240 other Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard members focused on generating changes and reforms to remove long-standing barriers to women’s service.

ARC Athena is the fifth of its kind since Air Combat Command launched its Sword Athena in August of 2020, followed by Air Force Materiel Command’s Reach Athena, Air Force Special Operations Command’s Dagger Athena, and Air Education and Training Command’s Torch Athena. However, ARC Athena is unique in that it is led by and designed to impact guardsmen and reservists all over the world.