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MHAFB hosts IRR Muster, first in base history

Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to participants during the Innactive Ready Reserve Muster, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Various stations were put in place for participants to meet with representatives such as medical, recruiters and Veterans Affiars. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/Released)

Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, speaks to participants during the Individual Ready Reserve Muster, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Various stations were put in place for participants to meet with representatives such as medical, recruiters and Veterans Affiars. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/Released)

A participant speaks to a representative during an Inactive Ready Reserve Muster, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. This event marked the first time an IRR Muster was held here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/Released)

A participant speaks to a representative during an Individual Ready Reserve Muster, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. This event marked the first time an IRR Muster was held here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/Released)

A participant speaks to a recruiter during an Inactive Ready Reserve Muster, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Individuals who served their obligation to the military are put on inactive status in the case of a national emergency or war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/Released)

A participant speaks to a recruiter during an Individual Ready Reserve Muster, June 2, 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Individuals who served their obligation to the military are put on inactive status in the case of a national emergency or war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malissa Lott/Released)

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- History was made here, June 2, 2017, when the base hosted its first Individual Ready Reserve Muster.

Airmen who fulfill their commitment to the Air Force, are placed on inactive status. During this time, they are subject to recall back to active duty in the case of a national emergency or war.

Individual Ready Reservists who attend the IRR Muster, are given various opportunities such as updating their medical information, speaking with a Veterans Affairs representative and even rejoining a component of the Air Force.

Planning began early in the year with individuals from the 366th Medical Group, the Military Personnel Section and Security Forces lending a hand to get the Muster organized.

“We had Security Forces, medical, MPS and the VA, Air Reserve Personnel Center, in service recruiter and even a recruiter based out of Hill (AFB),” said Major Tamekia Payne, 366th Force Support Squadron operation officer. “It’s like a whole team, how so many people came together to do their part to make this happen.”

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