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  • 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

  • ‘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.

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • CSAF delivers powerful message in new Air Force commercial

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., delivers a powerful message about air power and diversity in a new Air Force commercial titled “Helmet.” The dynamic 30-second spot aired for the first time on national T.V. during the NBA Finals pregame.“I was a

  • AFRC Command Chief, Command First Sergeant visit Rainier Wing

    Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, command chief of Air Force Reserve Command, speaks with new recruits assigned to the 446th Airlift Wing Development and Training Flight July 11, 2021, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The D&TF is a delayed entry program for new members of the Air Force

  • Crew chief inspects C-17 aircraft

    Staff Sgt. Shelby Pick, 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects a C-17 Globemaster at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 11, 2021. Inspecting the top of the C-17 is a critical step in the Basic Post-flight Operation inspection checklist to identify anything broken or missing