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Peterson holds Annual Individual Ready Reserve Muster

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. –Individual Ready Reserve Muster attendees gather in the lobby of the Summit Center to begin processing through required stations here at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 22, 2017. The muster brought in more than 100 Individual Ready Reservists currently residing within 150-miles of Peterson AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. –Individual Ready Reserve Muster attendees gather in the lobby of the Summit Center to begin processing through required stations here at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 22, 2017. The muster brought in more than 100 Individual Ready Reservists currently residing within 150-miles of Peterson AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. –Individual Ready Reserve Muster attendees gather in the lobby of the Summit Center to begin processing through required stations here at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 22, 2017. The attendees processed through medical, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve recruiting, Veteran's Assistance benefits, military identification and civilian employment information stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. –Individual Ready Reserve Muster attendees gather in the lobby of the Summit Center to begin processing through required stations here at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 22, 2017. The attendees processed through medical, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve recruiting, Veteran's Assistance benefits, military identification and civilian employment information stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. –Individual Ready Reserve Muster attendees gather in the lobby of the Summit Center to begin processing through required stations here at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 22, 2017. In case U.S. Congress declares a state of national emergency or declares war, individuals with years left on their service requirement can be activated at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. –Individual Ready Reserve Muster attendees gather in the lobby of the Summit Center to begin processing through required stations here at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 22, 2017. In case U.S. Congress declares a state of national emergency or declares war, individuals with years left on their service requirement can be activated at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The 21st Force Support Squadron in coordination with the 302nd Airlift Wing held their Annual Individual Ready Reserve Muster at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 22, 2017.

The muster brought in more than 100 Individual Ready Reservists who are currently residing within a 150-mile radius of Peterson AFB.

The morning included briefings and stations that ensured all members were still eligible to be called upon if a situation emerges that would require their activation.

“In the case that U.S. Congress declares a state of national emergency or declares war, these individuals can be activated at any time,” said 2nd Lt. Riley Coates, 21st FSS plans and readiness officer in charge. “The purpose of this event is to make that process as efficient as possible for them to be reactivated.”

Following the initial briefings, members then processed through several stations before departing. These stations included medical, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve recruiting, Veteran's Assistance benefits, military identification and civilian employment information.

With Francis E. Warren AFB holding their own IRR this year, the attendees from northern Colorado, whom normally attend Peterson AFB’s IRR, traveled north and cut the amount of Airmen by half, said Coates.

“Today was a great operation,” said George Edwards, Air Reserve Personnel Center. “Everything went really smooth. All the stations were organized and ready to help. This was one of the best IRRs I have seen in a while.”

By completing another year’s IRR Muster, Peterson AFB solidifies another group of individuals who are ready to serve if the need should ever arise.

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