Artifacts spanning the period from World War I to today’s Afghanistan conflict now adorn three stories of Air Force Reserve Command headquarters at Robins AFB, Ga., charting nearly a century of Reserve contributions to the flying service. Stretching from the first through third floor lobbies and down the conference room corridor, the paintings and exhibits of the new Heritage Hall will continually rotate. Current exhibit highlights include the medals of Korean War ace and Reservist Lt. Col. Robert Moore, a plaque signed by Reserve POWs on the flight out of Vietnam, and a World War I propeller. “Air Force Reservists have served with honor and courage and have a distinguished and proud history, said AFRC commander Lt. Gen. Charles Stenner during the hall’s Dec. 15 dedication. AFRC’s historical services directorate oversees the project and is reaching out to donors interested in contributing significant historical items to the display. (Robins report by Don Boyd)
U.S. Air Force F-35s and F-22s regularly deploy deep into the Pacific region from Alaska, Utah, and Hawaii. In the future, though, the head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command would like to see the Air Force permanently station fifth-generation aircraft west of the international date line—closer to China.