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  • Two Reservists become "Pacific Angels" in Cambodia

    Unfortunately, some countries overseas don't have economies large enough to purchase the sufficient resources to provide their citizens with standard medical care. This is why Col. Paul Abson, 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, and Master Sgt. James Clements, 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron,

  • Aeromedical unit celebrates 50 years of saving lives

    The 50th anniversary celebration of the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron will be held at noon July 12 at Heritage Park here. The 446 AES's mission is to evacuate sick and injured Department of Defense patients from harm' s way and transfer them to an environment that will support their recovery

  • Ideas net Reserve NCO $16,000

    A staff sergeant with the 446th Maintenance Squadron here was awarded nearly $16,000 in April for submitting two proposals that were approved through the Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program. IDEA is an incentive program that promotes process improvement or resource savings

  • Civilian employee best in command

    A civilian employee from the 446th Airlift Wing here was recently named the Outstanding Aviation Resource Management Civilian of the Year by Air Force Reserve Command. Nancy Puglisi, 97th Airlift Squadron aviation resource management technician, was recognized for her expertise in personnel

  • Different bank set to handle Government Travel Cards

    Don't get too attached to your current Government Travel Card. The GTC is switching banks once again. Bank of America has decided not to back the card anymore. Citibank has picked up the reins of the GTC and will be issuing new cards to replace the existing one. The target date Citibank will become

  • BIll increases time off for Reservists, gives military spouses unpaid leave

    An amendment to the Washington State Senate Bill 6447, Military Family Leave, now gives Guardsmen and Reservists 21 days of military leave per fiscal year, up from 15, after serving on active duty. The amendment does not apply to federal employees in the state. A new chapter has also been added to

  • Support agencies move to one UTA

    Forget everything you've heard about the 446th Airlift Wing moving to just one drill weekend, or UTA. It's not true, not really. That's not to say there aren't some changes coming with the new fiscal year, but to fling about the phrase "one UTA," is misleading, according to Col. William Flanigan,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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