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  • 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

  • Reserve, active-duty Airmen fly late season Deep Freeze mission

    A total force aircrew from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., made history April 17 during the last Operation Deep Freeze mission of the 2007-2008 season. With only eight days remaining before Antarctica becomes shrouded in 24-hour darkness during winter, Airmen from the 446th and 62nd Airlift Wings

  • Deep Freeze Airmen warm New Zealand community's heart

    Standing onboard the C-17 Globemaster III April 17, five-year-old Benjamin Laury is trying to put everything together. With a child's enthusiasm, he's talking about elephants, storm troopers and how cool pilots are - all in a single, convoluted sentence. As part of a home-schooling group invited to