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  • C-17 impresses in any language

    In contrast to the old, no-longer-usable aircraft left to rust, guests soon find themselves in the shadow of a C-17 Globemaster, courtesy of the 446th Airlift Wing. Welcome to The Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon. The air show in Russia Aug. 21-26 is one of the premier events of its type in the world. U.S. participation demonstrates
  • Wing activated one year after Air Force

    From dropping bombs to dropping cargo and people, the 446th Airlift Wing carries honors bestowed as far back as World War II. The 446th AW can trace its roots back to the 446th Bombardment Group (Heavy) of the Eighth Air Force, which flew B-24 bombers over Europe in WW II. Constituted in 1943 as part of the Army Air Corps, the bomb group
  • Wing change of command is Sept. 9

    One man is going from tankers to transports, the other from planes to people. Col. William Flanigan takes command of the 446th Airlift Wing Sept. 9 at 10 a.m., in front of Hangar 4, flightline side. Relinquishing command of this C-17 Reserve associate wing will be Brig. Gen. Eric Crabtree. General Crabtree departs McChord to assume command of the
  • Just Briefly

    News briefs from the 446th Airlift Wing:Annual Military Family Support March is Sept. 8 in Lacey The Hawk's Prairie Rotary Club hosts its annual Military Family Support March at 8 a.m. Sept. 8 in Lacey. For more information visit www.MilitaryFamilyMarch.com Wing change of command Col. William Flanigan will assume command of the 446th Airlift Wing
  • Salutes

    For August 2007:Promotions Lieutenant Colonel Ernst Coumou, 728th AS Richard Dols, 728th AS Paul Engelien, 728th AS Jeffrey Furrer, 313th AS Kendall James, 97th AS Steven Kurpius, 313th AS Scott Marckmann, 446th OG Montgomery McDaniel, 728th AS Ricky Quesnell, 728th AS Todd Ray, 313th AS Thomas Sexton, 313th AS Suchan Slack, 313th AS Leo Synoracki,
  • Family support offers array of help

    Reservists and family members alike should be aware the 446th Airlift Wing has a full-time staff to provide personal readiness assistance, as well as a wide variety of information to help both Airmen and their families in any number of situations. The 446th Mission Support Squadron Family Readiness Office, located in Bldg. 1207, has resources to
  • Maintainers ace Rodeo C-17 pre-flight

    Long hours, little rest and dirty work paid off for the 446th Airlift Wing's Rodeo maintenance team, which brought home the Best C-17 Pre-flight award from Air Mobility Command's Rodeo 2007. The 10-person maintenance crew competed July 23-27 at McChord AFB in C-17 pre-flight, refueling and post-flight competitions. They were also scored on daily
  • McChord takes part in Patriot Hook

    Responding to a terrorist event exercise scenario, more than 300 Air Force Reserve, Navy and Army personnel deployed to San Clemente Island, Calif., for Patriot Hook 2007, July 12-16. Patriot Hook is an Air Force Reserve Command-run exercise designed to provide realistic training to its airlift control flights on setting up an airfield for incoming
  • Reservists provide islanders aid

    On a mission to bring aid and teach sustainable health practices, the 446th Airlift Wing contributed airlift and health professionals to total force effort destined for three Pacific Islands. In July, an aircrew from the 728th Airlift Squadron provided airlift to and from Kiribati, Nauru and Vanuatu for Reservists from the 446th Aerospace Medicine
  • Aeromedical team takes title

    To claim the title of best aeromedical evacuation team at Air Mobility Command's 2007 Rodeo, teams were scored in three times events. To get the scores for the big trophy, a team needs communication. Five Airmen from the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron pooled their talents to come away with the Aune Paget Trophy for best overall aeromedical
  • Aeromedical, maintenance win at Rodeo

    The 446th Airlift Wing came away with three awards from Air Mobility Command's 2007 Rodeo July 23-27 here. Winning the big trophy was the aeromedical evacuation team, which competed three events to earned the Aune Paget Trophy for Best Aeromedical Evacuation Team. In addition to the Aune Paget trophy, the team won for best aeromedical contingency
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