Interview with AF artist Maj. Warren Neary

Maj. Warren Neary, an Air Force Reserve Historian and artist addresses the audience during the Reserve Officers Association National Convention in Washington D.C. Jul. 27, 2015.  Neary, an award-winning artist who was recently selected as the 2015 Air Force Association National Aerospace Gill Robb Wilson Award for Arts and Letters, participated in an unveiling of his painting "Deterrence on Demand" that will be entered in to the Air Force Art Program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gregory Steele)

Maj. Warren Neary is an Air Force Reserve historian and member of the Air Force Art Program. He recently released two new pieces commissioned by the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Gregory Steele)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

Maj. Warren Neary, an Individual Mobilization Augmentee and civil service historian, is a member of the Air Force Art Program. He recently completed and unveiled two new pieces commissioned by the Air Force. In the following interview he discusses his history in the art program and talks about his latest work.

IMAs are Air Force Reservists assigned to active-component units and government agencies. They are managed by Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization, located at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, and serve over 50 separate major commands, combatant commands and government agencies.

Unlike traditional Reservists, who are assigned to Reserve units that regularly perform duty together, IMAs work with their active-duty supervisors to create a custom duty schedule that helps their unit meet mission requirements.

To learn more about the Individual Reserve, visit www.arpc.afrc.af.mil/home/HQRIO.aspx.