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  • Fourth Air Force commander tours the 446th AW

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey T. Pennington, the commander of Fourth Air Force, toured the 446th Airlift Wing here to share his goals and priorities with Reserve Citizen Airmen, Sept. 9.
  • AMC leadership visits Team McChord on listening tour

    Air Mobility Command (AMC) leadership visited Team McChord as part of a listening tour of AMC bases, Sept. 2-3.Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, AMC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Kruzelnick, AMC command chief, met with Team McChord Airmen and learned about their unique mission.“I'm so humbled to lead the most amazing Airmen in our Air Force,” Van
  • 446th ASTS Reserve Citizen Airmen trade stripes for bars

    In her first deployment as a freshly minted officer, 1st Lt. Melissa D. Boos leaned on her decade-long experience as a civilian nurse and 18 years as an enlisted combat medic to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts in New York City.“It was great to go and use my nursing skills directly,” she said. “I am proud of being prior-enlisted, but I am also
  • Like father, like son: Father re-enlists sons in the 446th

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Riley Jorgensen, 446th Security Forces Squadron fire team leader, is sworn in by father, Lt. Col. Peter Jorgensen, 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron director of operations, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Aug. 19, 2020. Having served six years and deployed three times with the 446th SFS, Staff Sgt. Jorgensen
  • 446th AW supports Travis AFB Airmen following evacuation

    Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 446th Force Support Squadron here provided meals to Travis Air Force Base Airmen evacuated due to devastating wildfires Aug. 19, 2020.Joint Base Lewis-McChord received Travis AFB C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and support personnel in the late and early hours, following the LNU Lightning Complex Fire near
  • 446th FSS takes over McChord Field dining facility

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Ruffa Dieta, left, and Kimberly Dieta, food service specialists assigned to the 446th Force Support Squadron, prep vegetables for the lunch meal during annual training at Olympic Dining Facility (DFAC) Aug. 19, 2020 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The 446th Services Reserve Citizen Airmen operated the dining
  • McChord receives Travis C-17’s due to wildfires

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord is expected to receive C-17 Globemaster IIIs and supporting personnel from Travis Air Force Base, California, in an effort to relocate aircraft from the ongoing Northern California wildfires.
  • Fit to Feed: 446th FSS preps expeditionary kitchen

    At 7 a.m. sharp, with hard hats and gloves, 18 Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 446th Force Support Squadron tested their capability to set up an expeditionary kitchen during a training exercise here, August 13.Master Sgt. Anthony L. Terry, the 446th Force Support Squadron fitness noncommissioned officer in Charge, summoned the troops to quicken
  • Know your resource advisors

    The 446th Airlift Wing Financial Management office here encourages members to consult their unit’s resource advisor (RA) for questions regarding pay and travel vouchers. RAs help bridge the gap with all FM-related issues and keep members ready for mobility.“We like issues to be resolved at the lowest possible level to keep the member in the work
  • ODF missions to bring life-sustaining supplies to Antarctica while keeping it COVID-free

    A team of 30 Airmen departed here to start a two-week quarantine period in Christchurch, New Zealand, Aug. 5, before conducting missions delivering supplies to McMurdo Station in Antarctica. The 304th Expeditionary Air Squadron (EAS) is a deployed unit made up of Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing, 446th Airlift Wing and one supply troop from the
  • COVID-19 can't slow these medics down

    “I need a tourniquet.”Four words that grab the attention of any Airman.For medics and nurses of the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, it means their timeline to get the patient to a treatment facility just got a whole lot tighter. In this situation, taking time to think through a situation rather than relying on “muscle memory” can mean the
  • Brown formally installed as 22nd Air Force Chief of Staff

    In remarks following the formal “Change of Responsibility” ceremony in which he took over from retiring Gen. David L. Goldfein, the 21st Chief of Staff, Brown acknowledged an array of people who influenced his life. Among them were his wife, Sharene, and his parents, as well as a list of Air Force colleagues, including Goldfein and other “extraordinary leaders.”
  • Palmer retires after 25 years

    The morning bell rings, the energy in the classroom buzzes in the air like static electricity. Everyone in the 8th grade earth science class knows what will be in today’s lesson. Today they are discussing our planetary system.In this class is a girl who dreams of seeing the stars as an astronaut. Encouraged by her uncle to apply to the U.S. Air
  • Exercise Rainier War 2020 provides team-wide training opportunities

    Exercise Rainier War 2020 was conducted at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. from Aug 3 - 7, 2020. The purpose of Rainier War is to exercise and evaluate the ability to plan, generate, and execute an airlift tasking, to sustain contingency operations, and demonstrate limited elements of full spectrum readiness (FSR) while in a contested and degraded
  • Campbell takes command of 97th Airlift Squadron

    Lt. Col. Robert Campbell Jr., assumed command of the 97th Airlift Squadron here Aug. 2 in a ceremony presided by Lt. Col. Mark H. Boyd, 446th Operations Group deputy commander.“Your perseverance and ability to balance work and life are the reasons you are here,” said Boyd during the broadcasted ceremony. “Rob, you are resilient, and I am counting
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