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  • Diversity and Inclusion: The Urgency of Now

    “We the people of the United States of America in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our prosperity.”The preamble to the Constitution of the United States promises all citizens five key
  • A Turning Point: National events spur Reserve to take a closer look at race relations, diversity, inclusion

    The spring and summer of 2020 will long be remembered as a tumultuous and pivotal time in our nation’s history – a time of civil unrest, protests and demonstrations. The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and other African Americans inspired thousands to take to the streets to demand an end to racial profiling, discrimination and
  • Reserve Airmen train while giving back to Native Americans

    As part of Innovative Readiness Training, Reservists from the 433rd Civil Engineering Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, spent a couple of weeks away from desks and cubicles performing humanitarian work for the Red Lake band of Chippewa at the Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota. In the crisp, spring air of the North Star State, the 433rd

    [HEADLINE IDEA: After 31 years she's only getting warmed up]From active-duty Air Force to Air Reserve Technician to federal service--Judy Vogel spent her 31 career years well-lived in public service, most of it with the Alamo Wing. As outgoing civilian personnel liaison for the wing, Ms. Vogel reflected on those three-plus decades and summed it up.
  • 433rd chief cruises into retirement

    "This day is bittersweet for me," said Chief Master Sgt. Laverne Vick, as she spoke at her retirement ceremony, "I am excited to retire, however this is a second family and I find myself sad to be leaving this place that has been a part of my life for so long." Chief Vick joined the Air Force Reserve 30 years ago and served with the 433rd Airlift