News

  • Flu season is here

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Senior leaders from the 446th Airlift Wing roll up their sleeves to receive their annual seasonal influenza vaccine, known as the flu shot, on Oct. 17 in the base theater at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Flu is unpredictable, and the U.S. flu season is typically October through May. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • Rainier Wing hosts job fair Oct. 16

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Col. Michael Brydie, a national recruiter as well as program manager and border liaison/community outreach officer at the Seattle Field Office, explains about the available career fields within the CBP to interested Reserve Citizen Airmen at a job fair event with the 446th
  • Rainier Wing welcomes newest members Oct. 1

    Twenty people became the newest members of the 446th Airlift Wing during a mass enlistment ceremony here Oct. 1.
  • October Promotions

    The 446th Airlift Wing congratulates its Airmen on their October promotions.
  • Operation Deep Freeze kicks off 2021-2022 main season

    The U.S. military kicked off the 2021-2022 season of Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), when a team of Airmen from the 446th and 62nd Airlift Wings departed for Christchurch, New Zealand, this September.
  • Force Generation Center celebrates a “Decade of Excellence”

    The men and women of the Force Generation Center joined local dignitaries and community leaders to celebrate the FGC’s 10th anniversary at a “Decade of Excellence” ceremony here Oct. 1, 2021.
  • Wing process manager retires after 37 years

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Michelle Kuelbs, lifelong partner of Col. Bruce Winhold, fastens a retirement pin on Winhold during his retirement ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Sept 24. 2021. Winhold retired after 37 years in the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ann Butler)
  • The Power of a Maintainer

    An aircraft maintainer's role impacts the Air Force's mission. This article is part of a three-part series that highlights the contributions of different jobs in the 446th Airlift Wing.
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • Department of the Air Force leaders discuss second disparity review during virtual town hall

    The second Inspector General Independent Racial Disparity Review focused on gender and ethnicity, and included additional racial groups (Hispanics, Latinos, Asians, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders).
  • Rally in the Rockies 2021: Day 1

    Personnel conducted a high altitude, low opening jump during Rally in the Rockies 2021 exercise, Sept. 13, 2021, Guernsey, Wyo. HALO jumps are typically employed when stealth is necessary to infiltrate enemy territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ashley Walker)
  • Air Force Reserve demonstrates strategic depth of combat airlift on Wyoming highway during training exercise

    Air Force Reserve Command kicked off a week-long exercise, Rally in the Rockies 2021, by landing a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on the highway near Rawlins, Wyoming, Sept. 13. The highway closed early in the morning to ensure the aircrew could safely practice recovering personnel without access to a runway within simulated enemy territory.
  • 446th Airlift Wing begins to administer Pfizer vaccine

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - A medical technician assigned to the 446th Aerospace Medical Squadron draws the Pfizer-BioNTech COMIRNATY COVID-19 vaccine in preparation to administer the immunogen to Air Force Reservists during the Unit Training Assembly on Sept. 12, 2021, at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. Mandatory vaccination against
  • 446th career advisor reflects on her 20 years of military service

    As Master Sgt. Minnette Mason, a Career Advisor for the 446th Mission Support Group, prepares for her retirement in December, she reflects on her 20 years of military service in the Air Force.
  • He knew my name: One Reserve Citizen Airman finds courage to seek help

    Staff Sgt. Shelby Pick finds the courage to ask for help.
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