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  • Operation Teddy Bear - It's all about the kids

    Ask the question, "What is Operation Teddy Bear?" and you will be hard-pressed to find a member of Team Travis that can't tell you. Ask, "How did Operation Teddy Bear begin, and how long has it been going?" and the answers become a little fuzzy. No pun intended, but I was curious to find out a little more about this fabulous community outreach
  • Wing's Annual Awards Ball - 'Service Before Self' proves fun for all

    Chocolate flowed from a fountain as guests flowed into the ballroom at the Delta Breeze Club here Oct. 21. The glamorous event was the first 349th Air Mobility Wing Awards Ball hosted by Brig. Gen. Thomas M. Gisler, Jr., 349th Air Mobility Wing commander and sponsored by the 349th AMW Company Grade Officers' Council. The festivities began at 6 p.m.
  • Senior Command Chiefs Committed to Enlisted Development

    "The opportunity to engage and interact with the senior command personnel of the Air Force Reserve is a rare opportunity indeed. I'm glad I came to this workshop," commented Master Sgt. Paul Ikeda of the 45th Aerial Port Squadron. He was speaking of the 6th Annual Wing Enlisted Workshop - Family, Service and Self recently held from October 18 - 20.
  • Are you ready?

    "Are you ready?" was the key phrase reiterated over and over again by Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Mitchell, 4th Air Force Command Chief. "Are you dressed?" "Are your lamps burning?" Command Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell challenged the 200 attendees at the recent Wing Enlisted Workshop, held from Oct. 18- 20, 2006. His motivating speech about dressing
  • Great leader, great Airman says goodbye

    Inside the Mission Support Group command section, Colonel William F. Rollin, 349th Mission Support Group commander, leans back in his chair with his hands folded in front of him and his arms propped up on the arm rests of his chair. He pauses as he reflects back on the jobs he's had, all the people he's met and the challenges he's been faced with
  • 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron teams up with 301st Airlift Squadron for "Air Evac"

    The 349th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron has a new partner in their mission to provide critical care during medical military airlift operations around the world--the C-17 Globemaster III. First on the AES team's three-hour training agenda was general aircraft familiarization which progressed into the specialized AES training for the team. Ten
  • 349th Air Mobility Wing commander returns from deployment

    The 349th Air Mobility Wing commander returns from a 120-day deployment as the Director of Mobility Forces, in Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, today. Brigadier General Thomas M. Gisler, Jr., 349th AMW commander, was welcomed home by his wife and wing members during the early morning hours after be flown in by a C-17
  • Travis Reservist goes around the world in 14 days

    Around the World in 14 days with stops in Germany, Turkey, Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, Japan and Hawaii, went the recently promoted Chief Master Sgt. Nicholas Suarez, 55th Aerial Port Squadron, on a world-wind adventure. Chief Suarez, 55th APS senior Air Reserve Technician and Reserve air transportation manager, was nominated by 4th Air Force to be one of
  • 945th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron stands up

    The 945th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was reactivated in a "stand-up" ceremony June 25. "This is another great day for Team Travis, as we reactivate the 945th AMXS, to serve as proud Reserve partners to our newly formed 860th Maintenance Squadron on the active duty side," said Col. William B. Anholt, 349th Maintenance Group commander. "These two
  • Avoiding terrorism - everyone's responsiblity

    September 11, 2006 marks five years since the world was changed. Our country has been in a constant state of active war for the last five years, much longer than World War II and right at the half-way mark for the Vietnam War. Each day our brothers and sisters in arms are dying for the very ideals we hold true and dear here at home. Have those of