• Instructors straight shooters when training Airmen

    "Safety, mag, chamber, safety." Those are the words that emanate through the thick beige door into the barren hallway. These four words are scrolled in red on the recently cleaned white-board, and repeated by an instructor with the stock of the M-16 rifle held against his shoulder, magazine at the

  • NCO demonstrates value of Reservists on joint task forces

    Working on a joint task force does more than accomplish the mission. It's also a good way to demonstrate the value of the Reserve. Take the experience of one 446th Airlift Wing Reservist who joined a joint task force earlier this year. Master Sgt. Chris Rumley, with the 446th Civil Engineer

  • Aerial port, airlift control flight create synergy at Patriot Hook

    A total of 34 Reservists from the 86th Aerial Port Squadron and the 446th Airlift Control Flight participated in Patriot Hook 2008 at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. May 14-19. Patriot Hook was created by the 452nd ALCF at March ARB. It's an annual exercise which focuses on setting up real world

  • Aeromedical Reservists aid in Global Medic

    About 45 Reservists from the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron participated in a joint force medical training exercise from June 7-21, in Augusta, Ga. and Charleston AFB, S.C. Global Medic, formerly Golden Medic, is an annual exercise run by Army Reserve Command to exercise the operational

  • Logistics readiness flight supports Mildenhall

    The 446th Logistics Readiness Flight has sent 28 Airmen to Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, for their annual tour July 14-30. "We're going to support the 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron at RAF Mildenhall," said Master Sergeant Jeffrey Doll, 446th LRF fuels operations superintendent. "We'll

  • Daily operational risk management keeps Airmen safe

    With 101 Critical Days of summer, Memorial Day through Labor Day, well in swing, it is easy for Airmen to leave operational risk management off their everyday activities. "ORM doesn't always stop on weekdays at 4:30 p.m.," said Lt. Col. Kevin Welin, 446th Airlift Wing chief of safety. "You must

  • AES Airmen set to deploy

    The first of three consecutive overseas deployments for the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron here is slated for August. Twenty-one aeromedical evacuation specialists are set to deploy to Iraq, Afghanistan and Germany in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Reservists will be split into

  • Path to citizenship easier now for Reservists

    The process just got easier for foreign nationals in the Air Force Reserve to become U.S. citizen Airmen. U.S. citizenship application forms, checklists and other supporting documents recently became available through the Virtual Personnel Center-Guard Reserve link on the Air Reserve Personnel

  • Reservist lends expertise to multi-national exercise

    For one 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Reservist, training with people from 15 other countries to build a higher level of continuity and camaraderie during medical exercises is a once in a lifetime opportunity.   Master Sgt. Michelle Anderson was the only person from McChord, actually the entire

  • Air Expo returns to McChord

    After a three-year hiatus, McChord's Air Expo is July 19-20 here. "Since we haven't had an air show here in three years, we wanted to put on a show like the public has never experienced before," said Air Expo Director, Maj. Doug Edwards, 62nd Airlift Wing. To that end, Major Edwards and his team of