• Military personnel, pay converge into one DOD system

    In 2009, 2.6 million military people will access their personnel and pay records via one Web site, eliminating the need for multiple human resources databases, paper forms and Web sites. The Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System, or DIMHRS for short, is a Congressionally-mandated program to provide the military services with an
  • Salutes

    Promotions Chief Master Sergeant John Huntingdale, 86th APS Senior Master Sergeant Beatrice Kist, 446th MXS Master Sergeant Keith Chase, 446th MXS Jonathan Lapham, 446th ASTS Shawnette Reach, 446th ASTS Technical Sergeant Gary Graf, 446th AMXS Erik Hubbard, 446th MXS Robin Voigt, 86th APS Staff Sergeant Adam Bauer, 446th AMXS Yvonne Chase, 446th
  • McChord flight nurse wins command award

    Maj. Carolyn Newhouse, 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, deputy chief nurse, recently received the 2007 Outstanding Air Force Reserve Command Aeromedical Evacuation Crew Member of the Year award for her accomplishments on the job. Major Newhouse is an experienced flight nurse and combat veteran. Her experience in deployments and trauma care is
  • Maintenance groups go away, materiel groups are born

    Out with the old and in with the new. Effective Oct. 1, the 446th Maintenance Group will stand down and the 446th Materiel Group will take its place. The Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. T. Michael Moseley, announced on Dec. 7, the reorganization of Air Force wing operations and logistics functions. "With this reorganization, the Air Force is
  • Aeromedical Airmen support national-level exercise

    On May 5 and 6, 12 Airmen of the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., made their participation in a national level exercise seem like a walk in the park. The exercise, Ultimate Caduceus, was one of nine simultaneous exercises taking place across the nation. The exercise tests how civilians respond to a mass casualty
  • RAVENs protect C-17 on missions

    Scenario: stow-away found in the wheel base of an aircraft after it lands in the U.S. from a continental flight. Problem... potential for catastrophic damages to military personnel, equipment, aircraft and civilians if a stowaway is armed. Solution: Air Mobility Command's Phoenix RAVEN program. Since its inception in 1997, as a result of the above
  • 14 return from Iraq

    Reservists from the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron and 446th Logistics Readiness Flight returned to their families waiting arms at SeaTac International Airport on April 10, after a six-month deployment to Iraq. On Sept. 11, 2007, the 14 Reservists left for Fort McCoy, Wis. to receive four weeks of combat skills training. They joined forces with the
  • Civilian employers 'deploy'

    Employers of Reservists here got a small taste April 5 during employer orientation day of what it is like to be deployed. Employer orientation day is an event for Reservists' employers to see what their Reserve employees do in the Air Force Reserve. The event demonstrates for employers that when the Reserve employee is at a Unit Training Assembly,
  • Reserve, active-duty Airmen fly late season Deep Freeze mission

    A total force aircrew from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., made history April 17 during the last Operation Deep Freeze mission of the 2007-2008 season. With only eight days remaining before Antarctica becomes shrouded in 24-hour darkness during winter, Airmen from the 446th and 62nd Airlift Wings brought 100 scientific researchers, support personnel
  • Deep Freeze Airmen warm New Zealand community's heart

    Standing onboard the C-17 Globemaster III April 17, five-year-old Benjamin Laury is trying to put everything together. With a child's enthusiasm, he's talking about elephants, storm troopers and how cool pilots are - all in a single, convoluted sentence. As part of a home-schooling group invited to check out the enormous airplane that just flew
  • Reserve, active-duty Airmen to test night vision goggles on last mission of season for Operation Deep Freeze

    From August through February each year, Airmen here deliver supplies to the National Science Foundation in Antarctica. This season's final mission is this month and could result in the capability to fly missions to that continent year round. On April 11 Team McChord Airmen from the 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings take off for their final mission of
  • Crew chiefs vital to aircraft dispatch

    At 0720 hours, the large open room begins filling with Airmen - roll call. The Airmen hear about the plan for the day, learn about activities they can volunteer for such as charities or fund raisers, and get their daily safety briefing and assignments before dispersing to go about their duties. So begins the day of crew chiefs. Crew chiefs are the
  • Salutes

    Promotions Master Sergeant Rodney Fernandez, 86th AS Monica Forrest, 446th AMDS Technical Sergeant Juan Colon, 446th SVF Richard Gerren, 36th APSChad Gloor, 446th MXSStephanie Maiuri, 446th OSF Michael Peters, 313th AS Clifford Sutton, 86th AS Staff Sergeant Amy Anderson, 86th APS Lacrecia Clark, 446th AMXS Roger Crook, 36th APS Carl Leach, 446th