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  • Rainier Wing Spreads Holiday Cheer

    Brandon Unruh and Christopher Eaton, members of the 446th Development and Training Flight, display their holiday cheer as volunteers for the ornament decorating station at the 446th Airlift Wing‘s Annual Children’s Holiday Party on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Dec. 2, 2018. The 446th Airlift Wing hosts an annual holiday party to support Airmen and
  • Channeling grief into resiliency

    Chief Master Sgt. Saudi McVea, 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron superintendent has made it her mission to give resiliency a voice. As part of preparing her squadron to deploy, McVea, Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron superintendent, organized to have Tim Brown share his resiliency message to Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 446th Airlift ‘Rainier’ Wing Dec. 1.
  • SECDEF Employer Support Freedom Award

    Nomination season for the SECDEF Employer Support Freedom Award is open till 31 December 2018.This award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. Each year, Guard and Reserve employees, or a family member acting on their behalf, have the
  • Cyber fitness, awareness key during ‘season of shopping’

    With the holidays upon us and the season of sales and shopping nearing its height, the risk has increased for online scams and fraudulent activity targeting consumers. You can make a big difference in protecting your personal and financial information by making cybersecurity a priority.
  • Deploying mental health care downrange

    Deployed mental health providers play a vital role in delivering medical care downrange, ensuring the health of the warfighter and the mission.
  • DID YOU KNOW: Blended Retirement System

    It once seemed far into the future when the DoD first introduced it, but the Blended Retirement System opt-in date of Dec. 31, 2018, is fast approaching with only one month left to decide.Still not sure what the BRS is or if you might benefit from opting in? Check out this video, this article, or for a deep dive, this guide to break it down. You
  • Air Force’s focus on readiness yields results, highlights innovation, problem solving

    From a distance, the idea – and operational meaning – of “readiness” for the U.S. Air Force seems straightforward. Be prepared. Have all the equipment, training and personnel necessary to accomplish any mission quickly, efficiently and decisively. It means being primed, prepared and available for full-spectrum combat on a moment’s notice.
  • SG increasing lethality at Wings

    The Surgeon General’s Office of the Air Force Reserve Command here is revitalizing the medical waiver adjudication process from the top down. They recently tested a new process where wing commanders have the authority to allow members to continue serving, in a full or limited range, while his or her waiver is being adjudicated at headquarters. The commander will review the member’s records and make the decision in conjunction with a local medical provider’s recommendation.
  • Holidays enhanced by community, Airman and Family Readiness Center

    The 446th Airlift Wing Airman and Family Readiness Center, located at McChord Field, continues to be a hub of support and resources—especially during the holiday season. “[We want] all the folks we work with to have the happiest holidays possible,” said Master Sgt. Kathleen Myhre, NCO in charge of the wing A&FRC. Mhyre is one of a few full-time
  • Rainier Wing joins Team McChord’s Honorary Commander program

    For the first time ever, the 446th Airlift ‘Rainier’ Wing joined the Team McChord Honorary Commander program. During the Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony, City of Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder officially became the Rainier Wing’s first Honorary Commander Nov. 2.
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