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  • 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
  • 446 AW/CC Message: COVID-19 Update

    Team 446th,On Monday, the Secretary of Defense extended the DoD Response to COVID-19 2019 Travel Restrictions through June 30th. This may affect our June UTA. As your leadership team has done with April and May UTAs, we are currently evaluating factors and options associated with the June UTA. We are looking into all options to ensure we balance
  • Air Force Recruiting expedites virtual teleconferencing tool amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Air Force Recruiting Service has been working on ways to perform recruiting activities virtually. With the COVID-19 crisis, many of those plans are being expedited to allow AFRS recruiters to continue working to inspire, engage and recruit the best and brightest to serve in the U.S. Air Force.
  • Maintenance Airmen execute mission safely during COVID-19

    The World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Jan. 3. Since then, Air Force bases have been responding to the crisis, eventually going to mission essential personnel to maintain the safety of their Airmen while also continuing to provide worldwide support.At
  • Update to DoD Travel Restrictions

    Effective today, Secretary Esper approved an extension to the stop move order through June 30 to aid in the further prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
  • How Leaders Helped Maj. Harmer Find the Support to Overcome His Invisible Wounds

    “I found a leader I could trust,” says Maj. Chris Harmer, as he recounts how fellow Wingmen helped him find the support to overcome his invisible wounds.Harmer left an abusive childhood home and joined the Air Force in 2004 to be part of something larger than himself. He quickly found a new home in the AF Medical Community and flourished both at
  • Reserve Aeromedical Evacuation Medics Called to the Fight Against COVID-19

    Approximately 100 Air Force Reserve aeromedical evacuation specialists from across the country have been called up to help care for Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 62nd MDS tracks spread of COVID-19 for Team McChord

    Airmen at the 62nd Medical Squadron on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, have been conducting contact tracing for COVID-19 since they were made aware of the first potential case of the disease, Feb. 28.Contact tracing is a process that identifies and monitors individuals who may have had contact with an infectious person as a means of
  • Air National Guard Recruiting joins newly merged Total Force Lead Refinement and Call Center

    Air Force Recruiting Service’s strive to become an integrated recruiting enterprise took a big step forward as Air National Guard Recruiting and Retention signed on to be part of the newly merged Total Force Lead Refinement and Call Center beginning April 15, 2020.
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