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  • When Two Worlds Collide

    On Feb. 6, 2021, Senior Airman Louis Shackelford’s civilian and military worlds collided. “I recently received my first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during the February Unit Training Assembly (UTA). It was a surreal experience. I was sitting in my Air Force medical unit, in uniform, being injected with a life-saving vaccine brought to fruition by experts and scientists at my civilian job,” Shackelford said.
  • Bundles and Backpacks: Women’s Council delivers first event April 10

    The 446th Airlift Wing Women’s Council delivered its first event, Baby Bundles and Kits for Kids, for Reserve Citizen Airmen April 10, 2021 here. Fifty diaper bags filled with items needed to care for newborns were handed out to expecting Reserve Citizen Airmen and those with newborns in an effort to take care of Airmen and their families. Reserve moms and dads lined up to grab a bundle, provided by the Pierce Military Business Alliance, as well as backpacks and toys provided by 446th Airman and Family Readiness Center. The Council teamed up with A&RC and PMBA to host the event honoring the Month of the Military Child.
  • 446th Mission Support Group welcomes new commander

    Col. Sherard Dorroh assumed command of the 446th Mission Support Group here on April 11.
  • 446th Airlift Wing's April promotions

    The 446th Airlift Wing congratulates Reserve Citizen Airmen who promoted in April.
  • Fly girls: Women in the 446th AW share why they wanted to fly

    Regardless of how each of these four women came to fly or why they chose to join the Air Force Reserve, or the multiples decisions they have to make daily, Thornburg sums up why these women all fly. “To this day I think that when we fly all the issues and problems stay on the ground, in the air we are free.”
  • Arneson takes command of 728th Airlift Squadron

    Lt. Col. Daniel J. Arneson assumed command of the 728th Airlift Squadron at McChord Field on March 6, in a ceremony presided by Lt. Col. Cynthia A. Welch, 446th Operations Group commander.
  • Welch proud to accept command of 446th Operations Group

    The 446th Operations Group welcomed new commander, Lt. Col. Cynthia Welch, in an assumption of command ceremony March 6, 2021, on McChord Field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
  • March promotions

    Congratulations to the Reserve Citizen Airmen who promoted in March.
  • 446th AES professionals return home after worldwide deployments

    Fourteen Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron returned home last month from deployments stateside and overseas.
  • ADLS training transitions to “myLearning” in first step for new force development learning management system

    As part of Air Education and Training Command’s efforts to aggressively and cost-effectively modernize education and training, Airmen and Guardians can access the “myLearning” digital platform on the Air Force Portal beginning March 18, with the first phase consisting of a modernized and interactive training platform that allows Airmen to access training modules previously found on the Advanced Distributed Learning Service (ADLS).
  • Air Force finalizes PT uniform design; will begin production process

    This is the first update to the PT uniform in more than 16 years, and more than 150 Airmen participated in testing the uniform.
  • Department of the Air Force to allow shorts for maintainers, updates variety of uniform options

    Airmen and Guardians will now have more dress and appearance options with upcoming uniform changes to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Appearance.
  • Department of the Air Force Leaders direct second IG Disparity Review

    The review follows the department’s 2020 Racial Disparity Review released in December 2020 and expands its focus into three additional racial categories (Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander), gender, and one additional ethnic category (Hispanic/Latinx).
  • 446th Airlift Wing begins COVID-19 vaccinations

    The 446th Aerospace Medicine and Aeromedical Staging squadrons administered the first round of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine here on Feb. 6-7. First responders, healthcare providers and command staff assigned to the 446th Airlift Wing were prioritized in the wing’s first allotment, followed by high-risk populations, those in critical national capability positions and finally, healthy populations.
  • CSAF talks COVID operations, diversity and inclusion, readiness with Reserve senior leaders

    COVID-19 operations, diversity and inclusion, and the readiness posture of 70,000-plus Reserve Citizen Airmen were the main topics of discussion when Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. met with Air Force Reserve Command senior leaders at AFRC headquarters here Feb. 8.During his visit to Robins, Brown met with Lt. Gen. Richard
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