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  • McChord reservists work through pandemic with hybrid UTAs

    Reservists of the 446th Airlift Wing here continue to hold hybrid in-person and virtual Unit Training Assemblies July 11-14 during COVID-19 pandemic.“As previously mentioned, leaders in all units methodically reviewed all options for the June UTA,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Paul M. Skipworth, commander of the 446th AW. “In the end, they balanced the
  • VCSAF’s challenge invites Reserve Citizen Airmen to submit ideas

    What’s your idea to save Airmen time?Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson initiated a challenge to Airmen, including Reservists, to come up with and submit their ideas on how Airmen can improve processes, save time and complete the Air Force mission more effectively.Wilson’s challenge is part of the Air Force’s Airmen Powered by
  • Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey helps civilians voice their opinions

    The FEVS is a government-wide, Office of Personnel Management administered annual survey that Air Force civilian employees have been participating in since 2006. The approximately 100-question survey takes 20-to-30 minutes to complete and is anonymous. The survey includes questions about employees’ work-life, job and organizational satisfaction, commitment, engagement, performance management and communication. It measures employee perceptions of whether their organization is successful.
  • 446th Airlift Wing announces June promotions

    Air Force Reserve release names of June promotees
  • Let your voice be heard, be a Reserve Council member

    Are you looking to have your voice heard across the Air Force Reserve? If you are, the Reserve Council is looking for a few good Reserve Citizen Airmen to serve as members.The council is a group of selected Reservists, officers and enlisted, tasked with identifying quality of life issues that affect the component.“Council members get a glimpse into
  • Air Force Chief of Staff visits AFRC

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited AFRC Headquarters to recognize two Airmen for their efforts during COVID-19 during his visit to Robins Air Force Base, Gerogia on June 24.Goldfein recognized  Master Sgt. Robert Crowe and Lt. Col. Jessica Dees. Crowe, a branch superintendent for A6 in AFRC was given a coin for his
  • Negatively pressurized conexes ready to save lives

    Air Mobility Command and Air Force Materiel Command leaders joined forces early April to invite creative materiel and non-materiel solutions to address a joint urgent operational need to move large numbers of COVID-19 patients should the need for that capability arise.
  • Tricare Reserve Select termination explained

    For Airmen enrolled in Tricare Reserve Select, there has been a change over the last 60 days on Tricare coverage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ability to request reinstatement if needed due to miscommunication of policy guidelines.The June 16 policy change stated Tricare “will delay terminating coverage for one month beyond the last
  • Team McChord aircrew participate in large-scale exercise

    The 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, participate in a large-scale exercise June 6. Sixteen Air Mobility Command C-17 Globemaster III from here, Altus Air Force Base, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, and Joint Base Charleston and 19 C-130J Hercules from Little Rock AFB and Dyess AFB joined in formation to execute
  • Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass named 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

    In selecting Bass, incoming Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown said Bass brings skills, temperament and experience that the job requires and an outlook on leadership that meshes with his own.
  • CSAF visits Team McChord for COVID-19 update

    Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein visited the 62nd Airlift Wing here to see firsthand how operations within Team McChord have been continuing to provide airlift support during the COVID-19 pandemic.“This has been an interesting journey for all of us,” said Goldfein during his June 18 visit. “I could not be more proud of the
  • 446th medical professionals return home from COVID-19 relief efforts in NYC

    “In the hospital's intensive care unit, whenever a patient was extubated, the hospital would play celebration music,” said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Pen Hou. “We knew then that a patient was likely to have recovered and could be turned to less acuity care. I heard more and more music every day, and one day, one of the ICUs had been closed because it was not
  • Total Force supports Weapons School

    The Air Force Reserve 913th Airlift Group was part of a Team Little Rock effort to support the largest U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration capstone event, June 6. “We are one of 19 C-130J aircrews who assisted weapons school students with their capstone event,” said Capt. Ryan Christopherson, Air Force Reserve 327th Airlift Squadron pilot. “This is a great training opportunity to integrate with our active duty counterparts. We are very enthusiastic to play a part in an event that develops our force’s tactical experts and future war planners.”
  • Air Force Recruiting Service releases Aim High mobile application to serve as a Total Force one stop Air Force shop

    To help better communicate, inform and inspire new recruits and with embedded tools to guide them into the right Total Force career path, the Air Force Recruiting Service’s Innovation team launched the “Aim High” mobile phone application June 15, 2020.
  • 62nd AW helps test improvements to combat airlift capabilities

    The 62nd Operations Support Squadron (62nd OSS) and 57th Weapons Squadron from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington, and the 437th Airlift Wing (AW) from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, in conjunction with Air Mobility Command (AMC), tested an updated dynamic re-tasking capability (DRC) system during a weapons instructor course joint
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