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  • Deploying? Take care of family, employers

    With more than 180 Reservists set to deploy in 2009, there are many issues Reservists have to take care of before they leave. There are also two groups of people who in particular will need attention. Well-cared for families and employers are key to making a deployment go smoothly. The staff at the

  • 180 wing Reservists deploy for AEF

    January will be the start of another busy year here. More than 180 Reservists are set to deploy beginning this month and through January 2009 for the Air Expeditionary Force cycle 7/8. "We have a lot of Reservists who will be deploying in support of AEF cycle 7/8, not only at downrange locations,

  • More gates open on Reserve weekends

    One byproduct of creating a primary Reserve weekend for the 2,400-plus strong 446th Airlift Wing is increased traffic entering and exiting McChord Air Force Base through the main gate.  Starting in January, two additional gates will be open in the morning and during the lunch period for inbound

  • December Salutes

    Promotions Senior Master Sergeant Angela Wetzler, 36th APS Master Sergeant Shannon Barry, 446th AMXS Adam Harrison, 446th MOF Scott Hesse, 728th AS Pamela Higgins, 446th ASTS Jeffrey Johnson, 446th AMDS Ismael Melendez, 36th APS Darryl Pyatt, 446th AMXS Leanna Rominger, 446th LRF Hisashi Springer,

  • AES ready to illuminate at Medlite '08

    The 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron is planning to send six people to the Medlite 2008 exercise in Tunisia, Africa, Nov. 7-10. Medlite is a Joint-Force field training exercise run by Air Force Reserve Command. The purpose is for U.S. Armed Forces medical personnel to train Tunisian Air Force

  • November Salutes

    Promotions Senior Master Sergeant David Burns, 446th SFS Master Sergeant Wendy Beauchaine, 446th MSS David Duncan, 446th AMXS Nathan Krawitz, 446th AMXS Linda Moore, 86th APS Technical Sergeant Joshua Allen, 446th AMXS Merle Brooks, 446th AMXS Benjamin Fraser, 446th MXS Courtney Gonder, 313th AS

  • Reservists, FEMA team up for training

    Twenty-six Reservists from the 446th Airlift Wing joined forces with Federal Emergency Management Agency members from Washington Urban Search & Rescue Task Force One in a joint training exercise here Oct 31-Nov 2. The exercise was a chance for the 446th Airlift Control Flight and 86th Aerial Port

  • Blue Monday doesn't have to be so blue

    Most Reservists don't work at McChord on Monday, and the ones that do aren't used to wearing blues. However, in October the chief of staff of the Air Force mandated that Airmen wear their blue uniform each Monday. According to Master Sgt. Todd Lamphere, first sergeant of the 446th Aeromedical