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  • 446th Airlift Wing hosts joint exercise Pacific Caduceus

    Medical Air Force Reservists assigned to the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron hosted a medical readiness training exercise Aug. 9-22 here.
  • Remembering 9/11

    In response to the attacks and within 45 days, more than 11,000 Reservists were recalled to active duty. Barnes was among those activated.
  • Biden Calls Unity America's Greatest Strength on 9/11 20th Anniversary

    President Joe Biden said unity in America is the nation’s greatest strength – reflected by a coming-together of U.S. citizens in the days and months that followed the greatest attack on U.S. soil by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, twenty years ago.
  • DAF announces mandatory COVID vaccine implementation guidelines for Airmen, Guardians

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall has released a service implementation plan that requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an exemption.
  • Department of the Air Force releases 2021 assessment of states’ support of military families

    The 2021 assessment of states' support of military families measured ease of licensure portability across state lines and support for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public education surrounding installations.
  • 446th Airlift Wing participates in largest airlift operations in history

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 446th Airlift Wing, known as the Rainier Wing, participated in one of the largest airlift operations in history. Reserve Citizen Airmen from across Air Force Reserve Command played a huge role in what is being described by senior U.S. government officials as one of the largest airlift operations in history, as Airmen are supporting the evacuation of thousands of people from Afghanistan.
  • Military Phase of Evacuation Ends, as Does America's Longest War

    The withdrawal from Afghanistan and the military mission to evacuate American citizens, third country nationals and vulnerable Afghans have been completed, Marine Corps Gen. Frank McKenzie said.
  • ‘Baby on board’ – Aircrew deliver Afghan baby on evacuation flight

    A 315th Airlift Wing aircrew from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina helped to deliver a baby aboard a Charleston C-17 Globemaster III carrying vulnerable Afghans evacuated from Afghanistan, Aug. 23, moments before landing at a Middle East staging area with a jet filled with evacuees.
  • C-17 carrying passengers out of Afghanistan

    A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III safely transported 823 Afghan citizens from Hamid Karzai International Airport, Aug. 15, 2021. The initial count of 640 passengers included only adults, inadvertently leaving off 183 children seated in laps as passengers were transported from the flight line. The correct total passenger count of 823 is a record
  • 62nd AW supports Garuda Shield 21, strengthens Joint interoperability

    The roaring of a C-17 Globemaster III engine fills the cargo aircraft as the troop doors are lifted open.The wind rips across the faces of the jumpmasters checking the perimeter of the doors, while the clicks of static lines being hooked to the anchor cables ricochets throughout the cabin.The drop zone, engulfed in a jungle terrain, breaks open
  • Strengthening pillars: Civilian employers observe military life of Reserve Citizen Airmen

    On Aug. 6, twenty-two civilian employers supported their Reserve Citizen Airmen by attending the 446th Airlift Wing’s Employer Orientation Day here. Employer Orientation Day is a day for Reservists to invite their civilian employer to experience what their employees do in the Air Force Reserve to help build trust among the pillars.
  • August Promotions

    The 446th Airlift Wing announces its August promotions.
  • New Force Generation model builds high-end readiness, sustainability for Joint Force

    The Air Force announced today it is in the final phases of transitioning to a new force generation model to balance today’s combatant commander needs while building high-end readiness for the future.
  • DoD directs employees to start wearing face masks again

    Following guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Defense Department has directed employees working in areas at high risk for transmission to begin using face masks again as a measure to prevent the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, especially the fast-moving, highly-transmittable Delta variant.
  • Pilots leaving active duty have safe landing place in Reserve, Guard

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – As COVID-19 travel restrictions ease around the world, commercial airlines are looking to hire more pilots. Air Force officials want to remind active-duty pilots leaving the Air Force for the civilian aviation industry that such a move doesn’t have to end their service to their country.Air Force Recruiting
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