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  • McConnell AFB welcomes first KC-46A Pegasus

    Total Force crews delivered the first two KC-46A Pegasus aircraft to McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.
  • USAFE Airmen conduct aeromedical evacuation training above Germany

    Members of the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Ramstein Air Base performed training aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 23, 2019. During the training, members practiced emergency medical scenarios, including patients suffering worsening health conditions, cardiac emergencies, aircraft decompression and emergency ditching of an aircraft.
  • KC-46 order signing

    Lt. Col. Wesley Spurlock, 344th Air Refueling Squadron commander, signs the KC-46A Pegasus arrival team’s orders Jan. 18, 2019, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The signing commemorates one of the first steps to bring the KC-46 to one of the key beacons in the air capitol of the world.
  • Share your adventure

    Many Air Force reservists chat about their duty weekends with others, but that talk can be part of the “Get 1 Now” program to keep the Air Force Reserve strong by reaching new potential recruits.
  • Around the Air Force: Operation Deep Freeze / MOH recipient remembered

    On this look Around the Air Force, Airmen install satellite communications in Antarctica, and a Medal of Honor recipient is remembered.
  • Inaugural Vice Chief’s Challenge seeks game-changing innovations

    The Air Force is continuing to look to its Airmen to create innovative solutions to the service’s trickiest challenges, this time specifically seeking their help to improve multi-domain operations.
  • $40M available for start-ups, small businesses through Air Force Pitch Day

    The Air Force is calling for submissions from start-ups and small businesses as it seeks to rapidly invest up to $40 million at Air Force Pitch Day as part of a larger rapid contracting effort.
  • Operation Deep Freeze increases communications capability

    When December rolls around all eyes are traditionally focused on the North Pole. That was not the case this year however, for four members of the 263rd Combat Communications Squadron, who spent the last month of 2018 focused on the South Pole of Antarctica and Operation Deep Freeze.
  • Dining surveys spark improvements

    Customer comments sparked change at the Olympic Dining Facility at McChord Field. Staff will adjust operations at the Olympic Dining Facility and the Rainier Flight Kitchen, both located at Building 548, starting January 14th.
  • OPSEC in the Social Media Age

    One of the areas Reserve Citizen Airmen must be vigilant in when it comes to operational security is social media. Erick Holloway, Air Force Reserve Command OPSEC program manager, explained Reservists have a special responsibility to maintain OPSEC even when off-duty in their civilian roles.
  • AFRC safety award recognizes excellence

    Tech. Sgt. Terence A. Kung was recognized as the AFRC Outstanding Weapons Safety Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for 2018.
  • Cube initiative comes to the Rainier Wing

    In an effort to positively impact recruiting, retention and readiness, the Air Force Reserve Command has created a program called the Cube. It provides a model for the 446th Airlift Wing to bring together key individuals to identify and improve manning trends.
  • Rainier Wing officers selected for promotion to colonel

    Results of the 2018 Air Force Reserve Line and Nonline Colonel Promotion Selection Boards were announced Dec. 28, 2018.
  • Inspired to collect lifesaving DNA

    After learning a colleague’s son was battling leukemia and needed a lifesaving bone marrow transplant, one Rainier Wing member sprang into action.
  • Liberal UTA reschedules authorized for members impacted by Snoqualmie Pass winter weather

    With winter weather conditions and traffic incidents affecting the Snoqualmie Pass, 446th Airlift ‘Rainier’ Wing leadership has authorized liberal rescheduling of the January Unit Training Assembly for those directly impacted by the Snoqualmie Pass conditions. Members impacted by Snoqualmie Pass winter weather conditions should contact their units to coordinate rescheduling their January UTA.
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