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  • Total Force team walks against cancer

    Master Sgt. Diana Feeley normally wears a size 7 1/2 shoe. Recently, her feet became a picture of pain. Swelling, discoloration and bulging blisters forced her to gingerly don a size 10 open-toed rubber sandal. Her feet looked like the end result of a dermatology experiment gone terribly wrong...

  • Dining facility hours expanded for UTA

    With the increase of Reservists now attending the UTA on the primary weekend, the dining facility will expand its hours.For the UTA weekend Oct. 4-5, the dining facility will be open from 10:30 a.m., to 1:30 p.m.  According to 446th Services Flight officials, the Olympic Dining Facility will also

  • Wing airlifts fire truck to Mexico

    Reservists from the 446th Airlift Wing delivered hope, in the form of a bright yellow fire truck, and medical supplies to a village in the central Mexican state of Jalisco Sept. 19. The donated cargo was flown by a crew of two pilots and three loadmasters from the 728th Airlift Squadron as part of

  • Now is the time to prepare for operational inspection

    Dust off your Airman's Manual, brush up on your combat skills and mark your calendars. It's that time again. The operational readiness inspection, conducted by the Air Mobility Command Inspector General, is Oct. 25 to Nov. 1, 2009. In preparation, there will be a total of three operational readiness

  • Computer support is their domain

    Client support administrators are key components for keeping the Air Force mission running smooth with their knowledge and training on computer hardware and software. "We are diversified individuals," said Nena Wong, 446th Mission Support Squadron, CSA. "We walk a fine line between computers,

  • McChord crews complete first-ever Antarctica night vision goggle mission

    Team McChord Airmen from the 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings completed the first-ever night vision goggle mission Sept. 11. The Airmen from the McChord active-duty and Reserve wings are deployed to Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica where they took off from Christchurch, New Zealand, and landed

  • Reserve Airmen fly Operation Deep Freeze SPRINGFLY missions

    Ten Reservists from the 446th Airlift Wing deployed Sept. 4 to Christchurch, New Zealand in support of Operation Deep Freeze, 2008-2009 SPRINGFLY. Formerly known as WINFLY, SPRINGFLYis the ODF ramp up phase to prepare buildings and equipment, as well as pave the overland traverse to the South Pole,

  • Mission control moves to command post

    The 446th Operations Support Flight mission control section will relocate to the McChord Command Post and create one command post here per the One CP initiative. One CP will have active-duty and Reserve Airmen working side-by-side controlling Team McChord's assets together. "The good thing about

  • Joint base town hall meeting for civilian employees set for Sept. 24

    The 62nd Airlift Wing is hosting a Civilian Town Hall meeting on Sept. 24 at the McChord Club in the main ballroom. The town hall meeting will begin at 2 p.m., and is considered an alternate duty location. All Team McChord civilians are highly encouraged to attend. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m., with

  • Joint base planning ongoing for 2010

    In 2010, Joint Base Lewis-McChord will support 101,000 military personnel, 14,500 civilian and contract workers, cover 414,000 acres, and hold 22,842,000 square feet of work facilities. Fort Lewis and McChord will begin operating as Joint Base Lewis-McChord in 2010, and become fully operational by

  • Deployments become more predictable with tempo bands

    The Air Force Reserve Command is changing its Air and Space Expeditionary Force process, giving greater deployment predictability to Reservists. This concept, in place in October, changes how specific Air Force Specialty Codes deploy due to the high demand from the combatant commanders beginning in

  • Use chain of command for complaints, issues

    A recent string of Reservists' complaints have completely bypassed the chain of command and gone directly to the Congressional level, prompting 446th Airlift Wing officials to encourage Reservists to work through supervisors and commanders to solve most conflicts. By voicing their concerns at a

  • New Government Travel Charge Cards in mail now

    Airmen in the 446th Airlift Wing should expect the new Government Travel Charge Card from Citibank in their mailboxes between now and Aug.25. In order to assist Citibank in distributing the cards, Airmen should continue to update their Electronic Account Government Ledger System information with