Employers Fly with Reservists

Members of Air Force Reserve Command’s 927th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill AFB, Fla., in mid June took a group of local employers on a flight aboard one of the unit’s KC-135 tankers. The event was sponsored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s Bosslift program. This initiative gives employers the opportunity to experience up close and personal the work that their citizen-airmen employees conduct when donning the uniform away from their civilian jobs. “We just want to show the civilian employers what Reservists and Guardsmen do,” said retired Army Col. Martin Rosen, the Florida ESGR Bosslift coordinator. It’s one way that ESGR representatives thank the employers for their support. During the three-hour flight over the Atlantic coast of Florida on June 18, the employers witnessed the aerial refueling of a C-17 transport from Charleston AFB, S.C. (MacDill report by SrA. Anna-Marie Wyant)