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  • Three MXS reservists help launch C-5’s – and young men

    On a beautiful, autumn Sunday afternoon, three coaches pace the sidelines with clipboards--strategizing, encouraging, yelling out play codes, moving players like a chess game - with an intensity easily matching the pros. The intense trio includes Tech. Sgt. Zaki-Jabbar Robinson, Senior Airman Alan Fairey, and Master Sgt. Pedro "Pete" Hilario. The
  • Employers 'deploy' for a day at Dogpatch

    Westover's Employer Appreciation Day turned into Employer Education Day when 21 Reservists' bosses "mobilized" Oct. 4, as part of Operation Bosslift. An air of uncertainty fell on the group as they processed through a mobility line. With mobility folder in hand, they fielded questions about their wills, family care, and spiritual care. They faced a
  • Officer embeds with Army in Afghanistan mountains

    After weeks of training in the plains of Kansas, Maj. Joseph Zackaricz was ready to tackle just about any challenge as he headed to Afghanistan. Major Zackaricz, maintenance operations officer with the 439th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, didn't know that he would be scaling 7,000-foot-high mountains while scanning the countryside for Taliban
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  • Employer Day planned for Oct. 4

    The 439th Airlift Wing Public Affairs office will host the annual Employer Day Oct. 4 with events scheduled at the Westover Club, a "Dogpatch deployment" and a C-5 orientation flight. The goals of Employer Day are to provide employers of reservists the opportunity to learn about the 439th Airlift Wing's mission and to garner their support as
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