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  • Six Reserve wings in it to win at Rodeo

    Six Air Force Reserve wings will go toe-to-toe with active-duty Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and international air forces at Air Mobility Command's Rodeo 2007, July 22-27 at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. AMC Rodeo 2007 is the mobility Air Force's readiness competition. This competition focuses on improving worldwide air mobility forces'
  • McChord teams tackle 100-mile adventure race

    Push-ups, sit-ups and a 1.5 mile run are the elements the Air Force uses to test Airmen's fitness. If you think that's tough, try a 100-mile race that includes running, biking and kayaking. Now that's a test of fitness. The 446th Airlift Wing contributed the only competitors from McChord Air Force Base to the June 24 Mountain to Sound Relay Race, a
  • Reservists ramp up for Rodeo

    Don't expect any complacency at the 2007 Air Mobility Rodeo from the world's 2005 Best C-17 Wing. After picking up top honors for best C-17 wing at 2005's Rodeo - along with five other awards - the 446th Airlift Wing is working diligently to keep its title. When Rodeo competitions begin at McChord Air Force Base July 21, this group of reservists
  • Just Briefly

    Maintenance offers quarterly mentoring classes The 446th Maintenance Group hosts a mentoring class once a quarter. The one hour class provides instructional introduction to the practical application of the processes, procedures and expectations of mentoring. Classes will be held in August and November. The class will be conducted in Bldg. 1142,
  • Salutes

    Promotions Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Resnick, 446th ASTS Chris Wallington, 313th AS Captain Ernest Wong, 86th APS Senior Master Sergeant Kimberly Johnson, 446th MOF Master Sergeant Leah Crawford, 446th AES Brian Deerly, 446th MXS Lynda Goedde, 446th AES Oliver Jaeger, 446th AES Irene Noyes, 446th LRS Elizabeth Springer, 446th AES Technical
  • 3 advance to AFRC for Sijan

    Three McChord Reservists will represent the 4th Air Force for the 2007 Lance P. Sijan USAF Leadership Award at the Air Force Reserve Command level. Representing 4th AF are: senior officer category, Lt. Col. Colin Carr, 446th Operations Group; junior officer category, Capt. Rhonda Maloney, 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; junior enlisted
  • Medical team provides care to Blackfeet

    Deploying to impoverished, third-world countries is nothing out of the ordinary for medical professionals from the 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. However, providing assistance to a region devastated by poverty in our own country is. Jumping on the chance to lend a hand in their own backyards, 15 Reservists from the 446th AMDS recently returned
  • Army Reserve medical exercise sees increase in Air Force play

    AUGUSTA, Ga. - The 706th Provisional Wing stood up here June 10 at the Augusta Regional Airport in preparation for "Golden Medic 2007" June 12-19. The Army Reserve's largest annual exercise began its 13th year of operation June 12. Known as Golden Medic, the exercise integrates several armed services' medical components in response to wartime
  • Aerial ports compete in diverse tasks

    Returning to defend their title, two members of the 2005 aerial port Rodeo team have joined five first timers to form this year's 446th Airlift Wing's aerial port team. The team is made up with members from the 86th and 36th Aerial Port Squadrons. The 446th AW Aerial Port Rodeo team garnered the prize for Best C-17 Engine Running On/offloads during
  • Joint training helps team prepare for Rodeo

    Low crawling, inserting an IV and carrying a litter a mile or more are just a few of the tasks medical Airmen must do, and do well, in order to score a trophy at the 2007 Air Mobility Rodeo July 21-28 here. The 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron will field a five-person Rodeo team, which has been preparing for Rodeo through daily practices and a
  • Maintainers gear up for Rodeo

    With Air Mobility Rodeo 2007 still a few weeks away, the 446th Airlift Wing's maintainers are busy ensuring this year's aircrew has the best bird available to sweep the competition. "We've taken on an aircraft that's been out in the system flying hard," said Senior Master Sgt. Cameron Pence, regarding the C-17 Globemaster III he and his fellow
  • Security forces dive into Rodeo

    "We're gonna knock the old geezer's trophy out of the trophy case," said Master Sgt. Lenny Deboma, 446th Security Forces Squadron. With a smirk on his face, the squadron's senior Air Reserve Technician is referring to the 1998 Rodeo trophy for the Best Security Forces Team. He believes this year's 446th Airlift Wing's Security Forces Rodeo team has
  • Aircrew aims to retain C-17 trophy

    High standards were set at Rodeo 2005 when the 446th Airlift Wing aircrew won Best C-17 Airdrop Team, Best C-17 Air Refueling Team and Best C-17 Aircrew. Training to meet, or even exceed, those standards is the priority of the 446th Airlift Wing's 2007 Rodeo aircrew team. Preparation for the aircrew consists of mission planning and getting familiar
  • Medical reservists train in joint environment

    "Who wants to be dead?" Several hands shot up, followed with a few emphatic pleas of "Me, me, me!" With that taken care of, Tech. Sgt. Paul Hall continued. "Forty-two year old with burns to face and arms?" There was only one taker that time. "Second-degree burns on the hands? Anyone?" Sergeant Hall begged, trying to fill another volunteer role for
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