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  • DoD Directs Stop Movement in response to COVID-19

    The Department of Defense issued a stop movement of all personnel to, from or through locations designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as Level 3 COVID-19 areas effective March 13 and for the next 60 days. Following Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper’s announcement of new travel restrictions, the Air Force began implementing and complying with this guidance.
  • Porter returns to unit as commander

    The 86th Aerial Port Squadron outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Klinton R. Gager, relinquished command of the squadron to Lt. Col. Kristi L. Porter in a change of command ceremony held here March 7.Porter, who served as the 446th Mission Support Group deputy commander since May 2019, is returning 15 years later to the squadron she led as an operations
  • 446th Reservist uses civilian teaching skills, wins AFRC award

    A Reserve education and training technician assigned to the 446th Force Support Squadron here has earned the 2020 3F2 Reserve Component Noncommissioned Officer of the Year award.Staff Sergeant Crystal Y. Lothrop was recognized by senior leadership on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, March 6.“Taking the time to recognize our Airmen is one of
  • 446th D&TF recruits practice BMT technique

    446th Airlift Wing Development and Training Flight recruits practice rolling shirts using a Basic Military Training technique March 7, 2020, at the 4th Airlift Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The D&TF teaches recruits the necessary skills to ensure a smooth transition prior to attending BMT. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman
  • Reserve Chief Testifies Before House and Senate

    In back to back hearings, Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, testified before the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense and the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense March 2-3.Scobee was joined for both hearings by his counterparts: Gen.
  • Rainier Wing prepares Reservists for civilian jobs

    Jill Marconi, the 446th Airman and Family Readiness director, leads a course on resume writing and how to get a government job for traditional Reservists here on March 8, 2020.The course is held bi-weekly on base and helps traditional Reservists find a job as a civilian by laying out exactly how to create a resume and apply for federal jobs.Marconi
  • 446th takes home three 2019 AFRC Inspector General awards

    Congratulations to the 2019 Air Force Reserve Command Inspector General Award winners and SAF /IG nominees:Lt. Gen. Howard W. Leaf Award-Enlisted Category I, Senior Master Sgt. Julian D. WalkerOfficer Category I, Maj. Lisa L. BrealEnlisted Category II, Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey A. AbelOfficer Category II, Maj. Emily A. YtuuraldeCivillian Category IIA, Ms.
  • Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu

    The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.
  • Spark Tank 2020 voting continues this week

    Reserve Citizen Airmen are encouraged to vote this week for their favorite of the top six Spark Tank 2020 innovation teams.
  • Voting for Spark Tank 2020 opens

    Spark Tank is an annual event in which Airmen pitch innovative ideas that build upon senior leader priorities to restore readiness, cost-effectively modernize and drive innovation.
  • AFRC commander visits wing, celebrates F-35 success

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of the Air Force Reserve, paid a visit to the 419th Fighter Wing to help commemorate a key milestone in F-35A Lightning II operations here.Scobee joined Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command, during a ceremony Feb. 20 that marked the 388th
  • Zen warrior: finding resiliency through yoga

    Master Sgt. Kathleen Myhre is using yoga to share mental and spiritual resiliency with Reserve Citizen Airmen.
  • Beating Bad Weather: Command announces indoor alternative to physical fitness assessment

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of the Air Force Reserve, has approved an indoor alternative to the 1.5 mile run physical fitness assessment for Reserve Citizen Airmen.
  • Practice makes perfect: 446th maintainers rehearse Spark Tank pitch

    Maintainers from the 446th Airlift Wing pitched their innovative battery cell extraction tool here to local Air Force Association members, community leaders and colleagues Tuesday, Feb. 11, as they prepare for the Air Force's Spark Tank 2020 competition in Orlando, Fla., later this month. Master Sgt. Robert Tingle and Master Sgt. Roy Puchalski
  • Air Force Fiscal Year 2021 budget recommendations for Air Mobility Command

    Among the key features announced in the Air Force Fiscal Year 2021 President's Budget Request released today, Air Mobility Command is projected to face several recommended force structure adjustments to its aerial refueling and Total Force tactical airlift fleets.
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