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  • Reservists donate to community during Antarctic mission

    As if bettering the world by supporting scientific research isn't enough, a group of Reserve Airmen from the 446th Airlift Wing are doing even more for an already altruistic mission. While supporting Operation Deep Freeze, the 446th AW Reservists and their active-duty teammates from the 62nd AW have donated more than $10,000 to local charities in
  • Civilian Employers learn 446th Airlift Wing capabilities

    Civilian employers participated in Employer Orientation Day Oct. 20 to gain insight on the Reserve mission and capabilities. The next Employer Orientation Day will be held April 5 on the "A" UTA.
  • Skills lab helps improve casualty care

    Being part of the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and a civilian cardiology nurse specialist, Lt. Col. Randy Miller has experience with wounded troops at downrange locations in Iraq and Afghanistan. One way he prepares for the different encounters is with realistic mannequins and training scenarios, courtesy of the 446th AES. "We have one of
  • Giving GIs their joe: How two high school buddies are energizing troop moral

    It's an old saying that an army marches on its stomach. However, there's also a common assumption that even the most satiated soldiers have a few gripes about the quality of their grub. But a lot has changed from the John Wayne days of war fighting (think images of green meat and chemically preserved gruel-in-a-can, ala "Sands of Iwo Jima"). While
  • Security forces get fired up

    McChord Reservists from the 446th Security Forces Squadron completed their annual firearms training Oct. 20-21. Part of the training consisted of firing weapons during the day and night to be qualified with the M-4 and M-9 pistol. In the next several months, security forces will emphasize air base defense skills, conduct physical training every UTA
  • Explosive ordnance disposal teams to deploy

    Reservists from the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight, will deploy yet again, as six Airmen from the unit are slated to travel overseas in support of the War on Terror. The six Airmen will split into two, three-man teams. One team will deploy to Afghanistan and the other team will deploy to help train the Royal
  • Air Force officials release new annual training plan

    Air Force leadership recently approved a plan to significantly reduce annual ancillary training requirements across the Total Force. Starting Oct. 15, annual awareness training, was organized into three blocks of instruction covering nine courses. Total ancillary training can now be accomplished in just 90 minutes. The plan will save the Air Force
  • Reservists show generosity through Angel Tree program

    For the fifth consecutive year, Reservists within the 446th Airlift Wing will come together and participate in the Angel Tree program. Last year netted more than 208 presents that were delivered to 59 children and 28 families. The Angel Tree exclusively for Reservists and their families will be set up by the family support office in Bldg.
  • Reservists help airlift donated goods into Iraq, Nicaragua

    Reservists from the 446th Airlift Wing helped send 100 pediatric wheelchairs to Iraq and a fire truck to Nicaragua Oct. 5 as part of a humanitarian mission in support of the Denton Program. "There isn't a better mission that I could think of," said Lt. Col. Kevin Welin, who was the 446th AW aircraft commander for the mission. "Having us work with
  • CORRECTION: Take-A-Hop

    Information previously posted on this site about the 'Take-a-Hop' Web site and the services it provides was incorrect. The information originally provided to the webmaster for 446th Airlift Wing Web site was not accurate and does not reflect the policies of the "Take-A-Hop" manager.  We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
  • Wing SFS sees change on horizon

    The 446th Security Forces Squadron is changing the way it does business - beginning with new air base defense sustainment training. The goal is to ensure every squad in the 446th SFS is highly trained in relevant tactical skills, prepared mentally, and are physically tough to accomplish today's security forces mission, and be ready for the deployed
  • 14 Reservists start journey to Iraq

    Fourteen Reservists from the 446th Airlift Wing are honing their combat skills in preparation for deployment to Iraq. Twelve are from the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron and two are from the 446th Logistics Readiness Flight. The collection of carpenters, heavy equipment operators, and other specialists left Sept. 11 for four weeks of combat skills
  • Postal Service, McChord team up to commemorate Air Force anniversary

    The U.S. Postal Service and the 62nd Airlift Wing will honor the Air Force's 60th Anniversary with a commemorative pictorial cancellation stamp here Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 1  p.m. at the base commissary.The pictorial cancellation features the B-24 Liberator Bomber, which was flown in every combat theater during World War II. These kinds of postmarks
  • Reserve Airmen give patient lift off the ice

    Airmen of the 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew a C-17 Globemaster III on a medical evacuation mission to bring a patient requiring immediate medical attention Aug. 28 out of Antarctica. Twenty-four hours after completing their winter fly-in season for Operation Deep Freeze, Airmen from McChord's 446th and 62nd Airlift Wings were asked to
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