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  • Correct military records online

    Air Force Reservists now have the ability to request corrections to their military service record online, anytime. Recent changes to the virtual Personnel Center for Guard and Reserve will make it easy for Reservists to take matters into their own hands when it comes to challenging discrepancies in

  • New fuel takes C-17 cross country

    On Dec. 17, a blended aircrew from McChord's 62nd Airlift Wing and the 446th Airlift Wing flew a C-17 Globemaster III to McGuire AFB, N.J. on a 50/50 blend of synthetic fuel and JP-8, traditional jet fuel. Eight Reservists were on the flight, including a pilot, loadmaster, and aeromedical evacuation

  • Promotion policies change Jan. 1

    Changes to enlisted policies will soon affect the way Reservists at McChord AFB and throughout the command get promoted. Air Force Reserve leaders announced eight policy changes taking effect Jan 1. Officials from the 446th Mission Support Squadron's career enhancement office recommend Reservists

  • Reservist investigates temporary duty in Japan

    There are not many jobs that offer opportunities to travel the world and find a new career niche at the same time. However, opportunities like these are a few of the perks that come with serving in the Air Force Reserve. Such is the case with Staff Sgt. Jennifer Jankord, 446th Security Forces

  • Reservists donate time to charity

    Super heroes by definition are people endowed with superhuman powers, usually used in fighting evil, saving lives and ultimately, changing the world. Every McChord Reservist could fit that description, including three Reservists who have gone completely different routes to help change the

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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