News

  • Operation Ham grenade: all hams on deck

    Operation Ham Grenade, an annual event, launched Dec. 4.
  • Department of the Air Force moves Physical Fitness Assessments to April 2021, removes waist measurement from composite score permanently

    To ensure social distancing practices remain in place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to give Airmen and Space Professionals time to prepare, testing was delayed from October to January and is now further delayed to April.
  • The 446th Airlift Wing promotes...

    Announcing the 446th Airlift Wing's December promotes.
  • Air Force hits record retention levels, reviews voluntary force management efforts

    The Department of the Air Force is seeing its highest retention levels in 20 years, second only to rates recorded shortly after 9/11 in 2002.
  • Operation Turkey Drop

    Members of the 446th Airlift Wing Airman and Family Readiness and the 446th Force Support Squadron move ready to cook frozen turkeys into cold storage, Nov. 6, 2020, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. 120 frozen turkeys were delivered by the 334th Chapter of the Air Force Association, during the annual 446th AW Turkey Drop charity event put on by Airman
  • Air Force Services Center launches Air Force Gaming

    Air Force Gaming made its official debut Nov. 11, under the Air Force Services Center with a new intramural e-sports program. AFG is focused on supporting the Air Force’s resiliency and retention efforts through the creation of a global esports program that brings Airmen and Space Professionals together through community experiences and competitive leagues. At launch, AFG consists of a new intramural esports program - Air Force Gaming League, a Discord community and top tier competitive "pop-up" opportunities for all Airmen and Space Professionals. AFGL is currently being piloted in AFGSC, but plans to cover every base in the Air Force beginning in 2021.
  • Operation Turkey Drop: mission accomplished

    Once again Operation Turkey Drop spreads holiday spirit to service members, fostering a Thanksgiving season they will never forget.Every year, the Air Force Association (AFA) McChord Field Chapter and the Pierce Military and Business Alliance (PMBA), round up their volunteer troops to donate turkeys to service members and their families who may not
  • Fall issue of HOMEFRONT, AFR's Yellow Ribbon Program magazine available

    The Fall issue of HOMEFRONT, the Magazine of the Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program, is available electronically via the Air Force Reserve Command YRP webpage. This issue includes a feature story on the recent hybrid Yellow Ribbon Event conducted for the 624th Regional Support Group at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The quarterly
  • Command recognizes AFRC Airmen of the Year 2020

    Air Force Reserve Command leaders recognized outstanding Reserve Citizen Airmen during the 2020 Airmen of the Year ceremony held virtually, Nov. 14, 2020.
  • NCO DLC 2.0 was a game changer for me

    Finding success in the new NCO DLS 2.0 course
  • App for military resources available to service members, families

    The purpose of Military OneSource is to put as many resources as possible in one place, so people have an easier time finding what they need, said Erika Slaton, Military Community Support Programs associate director. The app makes it more convenient when users are away from their computers and are only carrying a smartphone.
  • Get your flu shot

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shayne Klein, an aerospace medical technician with the 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron here, puts a needle on a flu shot vaccine Nov. 8, 2020. The 446th AMDS oversees the administration of flu vaccines for wing personnel. Influenza vaccination is mandatory for uniformed personnel and
  • 446th, JBLM test wing's capability

    Kirk Johnson, seen center in blue vest, an anti-terrorism expert with Department of Emergency on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, discusses overall performance during the exercise with members of the 446th Force Support Squadron following an active shooter exercise Nov. 7, 2020 here. Inspectors evaluated unit agencies' processes during the
  • 446th AW launches inaugural Women’s Council

    Twenty Reserve Citizen Airmen from across the 446th Airlift Wing here attended the inaugural Women’s Council virtual meeting held Nov. 8. The goal of the council is to provide a community of support and a forum to discuss women’s issues at the 446th AW and across the Air Force as a whole, said Lt. Col. Carrianne Ekberg, 446th AW executive officer.
  • Domestic violence: An epidemic within a pandemic

    According to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence (NCADV), it is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.
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