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  • Detachment 1 welcomes new commander

    Florida Air National Guard Detachment 1, 125th Fighter Wing, welcomed Maj. Christopher Ball as their new commander during an assumption of command ceremony inside the detachment’s aircraft hangar October 15. Maj. Ball is a senior pilot with more than 1,300 flying hours in the T-6A, T-38C, F-15C, and F-22A aircraft. He has multiple combat
  • ARPC announces Reserve Lt. Col. promotions

    Air Reserve Personnel Center officials announced results for the Calendar Year 2021 Air Force Reserve Line and Nonline Lieutenant Colonel Promotion Selection Boards today, October 14. The boards selected more than 700 Citizen Airmen for promotion.The selection boards convened at ARPC June 7 - 23 to determine those officers best qualified to assume
  • DAF expands civilian employee assistance program

    The Department of the Air Force expanded its Employee Assistance Program Oct. 1, following a recent contract award by the Air Force Installation Contracting Center.
  • HARB moves to HPCON Bravo Plus

    The 482nd Fighter Wing commander, Col. David Castaneda, has updated the guidance and policies regarding the installation’s Health Protection Condition changing from Charlie to Bravo Plus as part of Homestead Air Reserve Base’s ongoing COVID-19 mitigation efforts.Details of the new requirements for members and commanders were explained in a signed
  • Domestic abuse, violence victim shares her story

    (Editor’s Note: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and a member of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center wanted to share her experience. “I want people to know there are those who have gone through domestic violence and abuse and made it to the other side. Too often, we don’t openly share our trauma for fear of
  • DoD authorizes temporary increase to 2021 Basic Allowance for Housing rates for certain locations

    Uniformed service members who have incurred increased housing costs above their current BAH may be eligible to apply and receive BAH at the temporarily higher rate.
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • AFRC commander discusses Reserve successes and future vision at Air, Space & Cyber Conference

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, spoke about how the Air Force Reserve is critical to providing capability and capacity for the nation during a panel discussion at the annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference today in National Harbor, Maryland.
  • HARB historian on 74th Air Force birthday

    HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fla. -- Looking at our aircraft now and pondering the potential arrival of the F-35 Lightning II to Homestead Air Reserve Base, it may be difficult to believe that American air power started with Benjamin Franklin rationalizing about using hot-air balloons in warfare in 1783. Then came the advent of the world’s first
  • Makos receive new commander

    The 93rd Fighter Squadron “Makos” welcomed their new commander, Lt. Col. David J. Sproehnle, and said goodbye to Lt. Col. Tavis C. Powell, during a change of command ceremony held during on September 12, 2021.Prior to assuming command, Sproehnle was the Director of Operations with the 482nd Operations Support Squadron, here at HARB.Lt. Col.