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  • Team McChord aircrew participate in large-scale exercise

    The 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, participate in a large-scale exercise June 6. Sixteen Air Mobility Command C-17 Globemaster III from here, Altus Air Force Base, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, and Joint Base Charleston and 19 C-130J Hercules from Little Rock AFB and Dyess AFB joined in formation to execute
  • Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass named 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

    In selecting Bass, incoming Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown said Bass brings skills, temperament and experience that the job requires and an outlook on leadership that meshes with his own.
  • CSAF visits Team McChord for COVID-19 update

    Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein visited the 62nd Airlift Wing here to see firsthand how operations within Team McChord have been continuing to provide airlift support during the COVID-19 pandemic.“This has been an interesting journey for all of us,” said Goldfein during his June 18 visit. “I could not be more proud of the
  • 446th medical professionals return home from COVID-19 relief efforts in NYC

    “In the hospital's intensive care unit, whenever a patient was extubated, the hospital would play celebration music,” said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Pen Hou. “We knew then that a patient was likely to have recovered and could be turned to less acuity care. I heard more and more music every day, and one day, one of the ICUs had been closed because it was not
  • Total Force supports Weapons School

    The Air Force Reserve 913th Airlift Group was part of a Team Little Rock effort to support the largest U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration capstone event, June 6. “We are one of 19 C-130J aircrews who assisted weapons school students with their capstone event,” said Capt. Ryan Christopherson, Air Force Reserve 327th Airlift Squadron pilot. “This is a great training opportunity to integrate with our active duty counterparts. We are very enthusiastic to play a part in an event that develops our force’s tactical experts and future war planners.”
  • Air Force Recruiting Service releases Aim High mobile application to serve as a Total Force one stop Air Force shop

    To help better communicate, inform and inspire new recruits and with embedded tools to guide them into the right Total Force career path, the Air Force Recruiting Service’s Innovation team launched the “Aim High” mobile phone application June 15, 2020.
  • 62nd AW helps test improvements to combat airlift capabilities

    The 62nd Operations Support Squadron (62nd OSS) and 57th Weapons Squadron from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington, and the 437th Airlift Wing (AW) from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, in conjunction with Air Mobility Command (AMC), tested an updated dynamic re-tasking capability (DRC) system during a weapons instructor course joint
  • 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
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