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  • Operation Deep Freeze increases communications capability

    When December rolls around all eyes are traditionally focused on the North Pole. That was not the case this year however, for four members of the 263rd Combat Communications Squadron, who spent the last month of 2018 focused on the South Pole of Antarctica and Operation Deep Freeze.
  • Dining surveys spark improvements

    Customer comments sparked change at the Olympic Dining Facility at McChord Field. Staff will adjust operations at the Olympic Dining Facility and the Rainier Flight Kitchen, both located at Building 548, starting January 14th.
  • OPSEC in the Social Media Age

    One of the areas Reserve Citizen Airmen must be vigilant in when it comes to operational security is social media. Erick Holloway, Air Force Reserve Command OPSEC program manager, explained Reservists have a special responsibility to maintain OPSEC even when off-duty in their civilian roles.
  • AFRC safety award recognizes excellence

    Tech. Sgt. Terence A. Kung was recognized as the AFRC Outstanding Weapons Safety Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for 2018.
  • Cube initiative comes to the Rainier Wing

    In an effort to positively impact recruiting, retention and readiness, the Air Force Reserve Command has created a program called the Cube. It provides a model for the 446th Airlift Wing to bring together key individuals to identify and improve manning trends.
  • Rainier Wing officers selected for promotion to colonel

    Results of the 2018 Air Force Reserve Line and Nonline Colonel Promotion Selection Boards were announced Dec. 28, 2018.
  • Inspired to collect lifesaving DNA

    After learning a colleague’s son was battling leukemia and needed a lifesaving bone marrow transplant, one Rainier Wing member sprang into action.
  • Liberal UTA reschedules authorized for members impacted by Snoqualmie Pass winter weather

    With winter weather conditions and traffic incidents affecting the Snoqualmie Pass, 446th Airlift ‘Rainier’ Wing leadership has authorized liberal rescheduling of the January Unit Training Assembly for those directly impacted by the Snoqualmie Pass conditions. Members impacted by Snoqualmie Pass winter weather conditions should contact their units to coordinate rescheduling their January UTA.
  • From Just Cause to Iraqi Freedom: Nurse recounts time though three wars

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Carol Vermillion felt no fear while flying to Panama in December 1989 as part of Operation Just Cause, the first of three conflicts where she served as a nurse. “I was more excited and anxious,” recalled Vermillion, who retired as a colonel. “I felt more a part of the Air Force.”
  • Uniform code of military justice changes

    Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the Military Justice Act of 2016 will instate the most reform to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Manual for Courts-Martial in decades, modernizing dated aspects of the military justice system while also providing transparency.