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  • Letter to Airmen: Equality and tough conversations

     Team 446th – Many of us watched, read, and listened with horror and dismay about the senseless deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. We are angered and saddened. These deaths should not have happened. There is no place in our society for racism and discrimination--especially in our military. Unfortunately, however, many also
  • Air Force delays mandatory wear-date for 2PFDU, OCP items

    In an effort to reduce unnecessary stress on Airmen and Space professionals during COVID-19 restrictions, several uniform changes scheduled to become mandatory for the Operational Camouflage Pattern and Two-Piece Flight Duty Uniform on June 1, 2020, have been delayed to Sept. 1, 2020.
  • Reserve Officer Development Categories

    On October 21, 2019 the Air Force announced it formally established six officer developmental groupings for active component line officers that took effect in March 2020 for the lieutenant colonel promotion board which convenes in May 2020.
  • Fitness testing suspended until Oct. 1

    The change, which is an update from the original June 1 resume date, is effective immediately.
  • Out of the Uniform: 446th Reserve Citizen Airman, husband make house calls to flatten the curve

    Staff Sgt. Geri Poston, a 446th Force Support Squadron services sustainment technician, fights COVID-19 with house calls to flatten the curve.Founded in September 2018, Poston and her Army medic-trained husband, Joseph, formed their company, Remedy Urgent Mobile Medicine.“We both really saw a need to improve the quality of healthcare for patients,”
  • Memorial Day message

    Memorial Day not only marks the transition from Spring to Summer, but it is a day to remember those who fought and died in service to our country.It is a time-honored practice in our great Nation marked by celebrations, remembrance ceremonies, parades, picnics and family gatherings across the country.This year’s celebrations will look different in
  • 446th Reserve Citizen Airman named Reserve JAG of the Year

    Lt. Col. Hanna Yang, 446th Airlift Wing’s Judge Advocate General (JAG), wins 2019 Harmon Award, announced Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Rockwell, Air Force Judge Advocate General, May 7.The Harmon Award, known as Reserve JAG of the Year award, recognizes the most outstanding Air Reserve Component JAG officer, in the grade of lieutenant colonel or below, based
  • Out of the Flight Suit: 446th loadmaster taps into military training to fight COVID-19

    Several 446th Airlift Wing Reservists wear different uniforms when fighting against COVID-19.Master Sgt. Lance Nelson, a C-17 loadmaster assigned to the 728th Airlift Squadron here, wears bunker gear for West Pierce Fire & Rescue in Tacoma, Washington.Nelson, a 14-year firefighter, responds to calls and potentially transports COVID-19 patients on
  • DOD Launches Financial Education Website for Military Spouses

    The MilSpouse Money Mission website launched to support financial literacy for military spouses.
  • A Mother's Day Tribute: Mother, two daughters serve in the 446th

    Amidst the chaos of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Master Sgt. Janice Kallinen, 446th Force Support Squadron superintendent, drives on with her duties during these challenging times.This fall, Kallinen will retire in what would be 38 years and 5 months of service in the Air Force.  “When you’re young, you think about what the future has in
  • 62nd AW salutes COVID-19 heroes with morale flyover

    The 62nd Airlift Wing (AW) saluted the American heroes at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 during an Air Force Salutes morale flyover throughout Washington State’s Puget Sound region, May 8.“The 62nd AW salutes each American serving on the frontlines in combat against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Robert V. Lankford,
  • 446th Reserve aircrew maintain readiness, adjust to new normal

    The ability to respond to threats remain on the forefront of the 446th Airlift Wing airmen’s minds. But, in light of COVID-19, new practices, procedures allow aircrews to be innovative and adjust to a new normal while staying combat-ready.“Our mission hasn’t stopped,” said Lt. Col. Carl McBurnett, 728th Airlift Squadron C-17 pilot and aircraft
  • COVID-19: Finding Strength When Filled With Uncertainty

    A few months ago, our lives changed drastically.  While that change was appropriate and necessary, it was not welcomed. The quarantine and social-distancing requirements upended our routines, and uncertainties took hold. In turn, they fueled fears.   Fear is one of the most powerful emotions humans experience. Designed for survival, it is an
  • Out of the flight suit: A 446th AW Reservist uses a particular skill to fight COVID-19

    A C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster, assigned to the 728th Airlift Squadron, fights COVID-19 not on an aircraft, but with fire.Air Force Reservist Senior Master Sgt. Scott Hesse is a firefighter in Tacoma, Washington, in his civilian capacity. As a firefighter during the pandemic declared on March 11, Hesse, don in personal protective equipment,
  • What is truly essential

    Spring isn’t typically a season of high stress.It is usually in the winter months that we struggle to keep a good attitude amidst the gloomy weather, but 2020 hasn’t exactly been a year of typical, normal, or ordinary.The last few months have brought a great deal of uncertainty and change. Everyone has been impacted by COVID-19 in the United States
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