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  • Local heroes promote literacy at Layton school

    LAYTON, Utah -- Senior Airman Erica Webster, a reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing, reads a picture book to Mrs. Berensen’s fifth-grade class at Layton Elementary Oct. 22, 2021. As part of its Literacy Month, the school invited local heroes to classrooms throughout the day to describe their job,

  • In Focus: Airman 1st Class Ethan Wilson

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Like many Airmen, having a veteran in the family inspired Airman 1st Class Ethan Wilson to join the Air Force Reserve.“My grandpa told me how he served in the Reserve after active duty, and it made me want to do the same thing,” Wilson said. “The Reserve is a good fit

  • In Focus: Senior Airman Annette Herbert

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Senior Airman Annette Herbert was already married and raising three teenagers when she joined the Air Force Reserve. She made her decision at 36, was sworn in at 37, and turned 38 while at basic military training.“Some of the girls at BMT were pretty young, had just

  • In Focus: Senior Airman Mikayla Starksen

    The “In Focus” series is a monthly feature that puts the spotlight on some of the 419th Fighter Wing’s best and brightest Reserve Citizen Airmen.Senior Airman Mikayla Starksen, who is currently 36 weeks pregnant, is expecting to give birth to her first child on June 8, but she hasn’t let that slow

  • In Focus: Senior Airman Chasidy Lee

    The “In Focus” series is a monthly feature that puts the spotlight on some of the 419th Fighter Wing’s best and brightest Reserve Citizen Airmen.Senior Airman Chasidy Lee understands what it means to be part of an Air Force family. Growing up, her family frequently moved to where her father was

  • In Focus: Airman 1st Class Kristie Turturro

    The “In Focus” series is a monthly feature that puts the spotlight on some of the 419th Fighter Wing’s best and brightest Reserve Citizen Airmen.Airman 1st Class Kristie Turturro, 31, is a medical administrator in the 419th Medical Squadron who joined the Air Force Reserve in January 2020.Although

  • In Focus: Senior Airman Chanaramis Fue-Asuega

    The “In Focus” series is a monthly feature that puts the spotlight on some of the 419th Fighter Wing’s best and brightest Reserve Citizen Airmen.Senior Airman Chanaramis Fue-Asuega, 23, was raised in Los Angeles and moved to Utah in 2008. She joined the Air Force to help pay for college. Fue-Asuega

  • In Focus: Senior Airman Aboli Echi-Aboli

    The “In Focus” series is a monthly feature that puts the spotlight on some of the 419th Fighter Wing’s best and brightest Reserve Citizen Airmen. Senior Airman Aboli Echi-Aboli, 31, was born in Nigeria and moved to the United States in 2012 to pursue a college education. While completing his

  • Commentary: Mind your own 'business'

    I hope you’re having a good Air Force day, if not try minding your own business.“Your business is never really good or bad ‘out there.’ Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears.” – Zig ZiglarBecky never understood why her new restaurant wasn’t doing well. She spent every

  • Utah reservist appointed circuit court judge in Wyoming

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – A Utah reservist in the 419th Fighter Wing recently landed his civilian “dream job” as a circuit court judge in Albany County, Wyoming.Maj. Robert Sanford, who serves part time here as the 419th Security Forces Squadron commander, said his new job is one of only 24 such