Video by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi
Second Annual ARC Athena hosted at Langley AFB
911th Airlift Wing
April 30, 2024 | 2:12
The second annual ARC Athena, held at Langley Air Force Base from April 29-30, 2024, brought together over 400 individuals, including military personnel, academics, and government officials, to address women's and family-centric issues within the Air Reserve Component (ARC). Led jointly by the United States Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard, the event emphasized collaboration and innovation, drawing attention to nine unique challenges faced by today's Citizen Airmen. With an increased turnout from the Air National Guard, ARC Athena featured presentations, panel discussions, and keynote speakers highlighting policy changes and ongoing challenges in areas such as childcare, maternal fitness, and countering sexual assault. The event underscored the importance of grassroots efforts and persistence in advocating for change, echoing the sentiment that continuous dialogue and collaboration are essential for driving innovation and improving support for Airmen and their families. As ARC Athena and similar events continue to shape the future of the Air Reserve Component, they reaffirm the commitment to readiness and defense in an ever-evolving world.


Composers: Derek Long [BMI] 25%, Jaron Takach [BMI] 25%, Morgan Alana Keller [BMI] 50%
Publishers: First Digital Music [BMI] 100%
Catalog Number: EVO357
Track Number: EVO357-12
Labels: EVO
German label code: LC 23088
ISRC: US-1ST-22-01174