Interview with AF artist Maj. Warren Neary


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.

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