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  • 446th Airlift Wing wins Raincross Trophy

    The capabilities of the Airmen of the 446th Airlift Wing made the wing an integral player when the nation went to war. It also made the 446th AW the choice for the 4th Air Force Raincross Trophy. The trophy, representing the best wing in the 4th Air Force, was presented July 26 at the 4th Air Force Commanders Conference at March ARB, Calif. Awarded
  • Maintenance best in 4th Air Force

    McChord's Reserve maintainers are turning more than wrenches, they are routinely turning over accolades and bringing home big trophies that spotlight their talent. Most recently, the 446th Maintenance Group earned high praise in July when it was named the Chief Master Sgt. James K. Clouse Trophy award winner at the 4th Air Force Commanders
  • Airmen gain experience quickly when deployed

    Two firefighters from the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron deployed to Southwest Asia and got more than they bargained for. Both airmen volunteered for the deployment to see another culture and to make them more employable as firefighters. It was the first deployment for both Airmen. They got more than they expected. Each gained experience in the next
  • Inspectors look over quality assurance

    After gearing up for the operational readiness inspection, 446th Airlift Wing maintainers are now preparing for another assessment. The Logistics Standardization and Evaluation Program team arrives here July 30 to ensure McChord's warfighters are supported by a safe, well-trained force. "The LSEP team is checking on how well we do our jobs, using
  • Serious accident brings out heroism

    It was of the year's worst head-on auto accidents along Washington's State Route 101 between Sequim and Port Angeles July 3. It was also one of the year's best displays of heroism. Twelve people stopped to help the victims. One of those heroes was Tech. Sgt. Phillip (Don) White, a Reservist with the 446th Airlift Wing here. Sergeant White was with
  • Wing volunteers serve Special Olympics

    Christopher Collins was stoked. It was still a few weeks before the Special Olympics came to McChord AFB and Fort Lewis, but the 14-year-old athlete was already sporting a lot of impressive hardware: two gold medals and a silver draped around his neck. Collins was showing off the medals he won in the qualifying rounds to his father’s co-workers at
  • Reservists provide care in Paraguay

    More than 2,300 teeth were pulled and 1,000 eyeglasses handed out in Paraguay, courtesy of American military people, including two Reservists from the 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. Working in temperatures averaging 105 degrees Fahrenheit, with 90 percent humidity, Master Sgt. James Clements an optometry technician, and Maj. (Dr.) George
  • Joint exercise tests combat medical skills

    McChord 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Reservists and other Reservists from around the country deployed to Augusta, Ga., June 10-19 to participate in the Army Reserve’s largest medical exercise, Golden Medic 2006. The 446th AES sent more than 25 personnel to participate in the exercise. More than half of the 200 Airmen at Golden Medic have
  • Wing passes readiness inspection

    With validation from the Air Mobility Command Inspector General, Airmen from the 446th Airlift Wing can rest easy knowing they are ready and capable of going to war. After a week of demonstrating their skills, the Reservists earned an overall rating of Satisfactory for the wing. The 446th AW went to "war" along side the active-duty 62nd Airlift
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  • Look for opportunties to advance career

    Visiting Reservists May 24 for the wing-sponsored career workshop, Chief Master Sgt. Jack Winsett sees opportunity for career advancement at work here in the 446th Airlift Wing. As impressed as he is with the Airmen of McChord, Chief Winsett, Air Force Reserve Command Command Chief, will not be coming back. His own career advancement peaks when he
  • Sign up for lodging to avoid UTA hassle

    You step off an aircraft at McChord after arriving for Reserve training weekend. You bus to the lodging office and wait in line for a key. You get to the desk and you’re told there are no rooms at the Evergreen Inn. You are going off base. And your car is in Salt Lake City. Or Spokane. Not good. With the recent increase in the number of “fly-ins,”
  • Reservists care for wounded in Iraq

    Wounded U.S. troops leave this base each day on military transports after their release from the Contingency Air Staging Facility at the airport waiting area. The staging area is a busy place and has all the staff and equipment needed to treat any patient awaiting air evacuation. Airmen from the 446th Airlift Wing at McChord Air Force Base, Wash.,
  • Reservists win numerous awards

    It’s an epidemic, with more and more Reservists affected each day. The source of this epidemic of awards can only be traced to the professionalism and quality of Reservists in the 446th Airlift Wing, according to Brig. Gen. Eric Crabtree, wing commander. Within the last six weeks, 11 awards, ranging from wing level to the Air Force Reserve Command
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