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  • 446th Airlift Wing News Briefs

    60th Anniversary Ball is Sept. 15 The 60th Anniversary of the Air Force will be celebrated with a formal ball in Hangar 3, Sept. 15. For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Chief Master Sgt. Dave Marston at 982-8372. Validate civilian employment information annually via Web Annual

  • Salutes - 446th Airlift Wing promotions, newcomers and retirements

    Promotions Captain Daniel O'Keefe, 313th AS Senior Master Sergeant David Austin, 446th AMXS Master Sergeant Derek Abdella, 86th APS Anna Friscia, 446th AES Shellie Harris, 446th AMDS Ronald Janisch, 446th AMXS Technical Sergeant Selina Barone, 446th AES Christopher Boggs, 446th AES Joseph Brown,

  • Australian airmen train on C1-7

    A Reservist with the 446th Maintenance Squadron went "down under" February through March to instruct Australia's newest C-17 maintainers on how to keep their new jet flying high. Tech. Sgt. Jesse Strowbridge led a team of nine maintainers from around the Air Force to Royal Australian Air Force Base

  • Reservist consults for Air Force top doc

    A McChord Reservist is now also the chief flight nurse consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General. Maj. Carolyn "C.J." Newhouse, 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, is the first and only Reservist to hold this position. This is a three-year appointed position open to all flight nurses across all

  • 37 Reservists earn CCAF degrees

    During a graduation ceremony May 4, combining October 2006 and April 2007 graduates, the following Air Force Reservists earning their Community College of the Air Force associates in applied science: Master Sergeant David Anderson, 446th AMXS, Avionic Systems Technology Kelly Henderson, 97th AS,

  • Summer safety critical to mission

    With warm weather just around the corner, the Air Force is doing its best to prevent off-duty fatalities, which typically spike during the summer months. The 101 Critical Days of Summer, an Air Force safety awareness program that began in the early 1980s, begins May 26. Wing safety Airmen are

  • Crabtree leaves wing to command personnel center

    Leading a busy C-17 wing of about 2,400 may seem like a walk in the park compared to his next assignment. Brig. Gen. Eric Crabtree, 446th Airlift Wing commander, will take command of the Air Reserve Personnel Center, Denver, Colo., sometime this fall. Serving at McChord since August 2003, General

  • News Briefs

    60th Anniversary Ball is Sept. 15 The 60th Anniversary of the Air Force will be celebrated with a formal ball in Hangar 3, Sept. 15. For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Chief Master Sgt. Dave Marston. Air Force Association honors two 446th Airlift Wing Airmen The McChord Chapter of

  • McChord sweeps command aeromedical evacuation awards

    The 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron swept the Air Force Reserve Command's aeromedical evacuation awards. Six categories comprise the awards and an Airmen of the 446th AES was named the best in each category, according to an AFRC news release March 30. The award categories and 446th AES winners

  • Reservist's explosive performance earns Bronze Star

    No member of his assigned unit in Iraq was killed on his watch. The award of the Bronze Star Medal to Tech. Sgt. David Ewbank is a testament to his role in establishing that fact. Almost 17 years ago, Air Force Reservist Sergeant Ewbank got his first taste of demolitions when he temporarily assisted

  • Civilian employers learn ins, outs of Reserve life

    The back doors open and straps attached to the pallets wave violently in the wind. Four-hundred feet below bails of hay create a sporadic design in the eastern Washington crops, while herds of cows graze in the fields. This is the sight Reservists and their civilian employers saw as they watched an

  • 446th AW News In Brief

    Rodeo is coming in July Thousands of competitors will arrive at McChord July 22 and compete in dozens of competitions testing their professional mobility skills through July 28 in Air Mobility Command's Rodeo '07. The 446th Airlift Wing team, headed by Lt. Col. Greg Pyke, will compete to defend its

  • Spouse links families with unit

    It isn't every day that a spouse of a Reservist is honored by the Air Force, but that's what happened during the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron's commander's call here Feb. 10. Stephany Langston, wife of Tech. Sgt. Clay Langston, was recognized for her outstanding service as the unit's key

  • Training brings reservists together

    The 86th Aerial Port Squadron uses real world scenarios to gain knowledge and experience for themselves, as well as to teach others. Each scenario given to the Reservists presents different circumstances and must be coordinated, planned and then carried out within regulations said Staff Sgt. Robin