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  • Scholarships available for spouses

    National Military Family Association officials are accepting scholarship applications from military spouses, and the deadline is Jan. 31.The Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship program awards up to $1,000 to military spouses to obtain professional certification or to attend post secondary or graduate school. The program consists of a
  • Holiday memories could net AAFES shopping spree

    The holidays are a great time of year to enjoy special moments and create lasting memories with friends and family. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is encouraging military shoppers to share those memories for a shot at a $1,000 shopping spree in the "Memories Etched in Images Holiday Photo Contest.""Whether it's the kids with Santa, a
  • Hundreds of toys and thousand of dollars in prizes in AAFES' 2009 Toy Book

    Just in time for holiday shopping, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has unwrapped its biggest and most extensive toy book ever. Jam-packed with the hottest toys, electronics, learning and activities, the 2009 Toy Book has everything to make children's holiday dreams come true. In addition to the incredible selection, the Toy Book sweepstakes
  • AAFES aims to be military shoppers’ first choice for the holidays

    Promotions, prizes and popular name brands will anchor the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's efforts to invite military families, to include 446th Airlift Wing Reservists, to "rediscover the value" their exchange is offering this holiday season. Exclusive savings on tax-free holiday decorations, care package items and electronics will be cycling
  • BX/PXs’ revamp Layaway Program

    Visit your local exchange and it soon becomes apparent that reports of layaway's demise have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, Army & Air Force Exchange Service BXs and PXs are reintroducing and, in some cases, expanding layaway options. "Clothing, handbags and shoes are still eligible for 30-day layaway, but full payment on many other categories
  • Time to talk turkey - and angels

    As we enter the last quarter of the year 2009, thoughts start to turn toward the holidays. With the tough economy this year, those thoughts can be as cloudy as a wintry Washington day. With the help of Reservists at McChord, the 446th Mission Support Squadron's Airman & Family Readiness Center is preparing to brighten the upcoming holidays for
  • Commissaries host On-site Sales to benefit Reservists

    Reservists from the 446th Airlift Wing are encouraged to take advantage of savings on popular grocery items at the several Commissary On-site Sales coming up in areas from where wing Reservists hail. Commissary On-site Sales are open to Guardsmen, Reservists, retirees, active-duty servicemembers, and their dependents. The Defense Commissary Agency
  • Deployed families dinner Sept. 28 features disco theme

    Spouses of McChord's deployed active-duty and Reserve Airmen, and their family members are invited to attend the next deployed families dinner Sept. 28. The dinner's theme, "Fall into the Groove", draws on the disco era as the Chapel Support Center (Bldg. 746) turns back the clock. The event features a catered meal and the 62nd Airlift Wing's
  • Aerial port Reserve Airmen value time in Iraq

    The summer of 2009 has been a busy one for the 446th Airlift Wing since day one. From Operational Readiness Inspection preparations to Air Mobility Command's Rodeo 2009, and from Family Day picnic planning to force restructuring, it's easy to forget to look outside McChord's gates to the Airmen doing great work on deployments. A good example would
  • Lieutenant recognized for saving life on rafting trip

    Sometimes all you have to work with is what you know. On a sizzling Fourth of July weekend in 2008, 2nd. Lt. Janine Shreve, 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, put years of military training to good use when she helped saved a man's life. On April 23 of this year, the 446th Airlift Wing recognized the Medical Services Corps officer's act of
  • Determination takes talent to Texas

    Tech. Sgt. Katie Badowski is on a mission. It's her determination -- and her talent -- that brought this Air Force Reservist back to Lackland AFB, Texas for the third time in January. Jan. 16-18, she competed at the Air Force's 2009 Worldwide Talent Contest where she sang as a hopeful for a spot in Tops in Blue. Sergeant Badowski is assigned to the
  • NCO puts life on the line around the world

    Think Rambo armed with a stethoscope instead of a 30-inch knife, and you get Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hamel from the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron. The volunteer work this McChord Reservist does in his spare time has actually been more perilous than his two military deployments to Iraq. As a member of the non-profit organization Volunteer Medics
  • On the other side of Deep Freeze

    Imagine a treading through a dark, compact, and seemingly endless tunnel, constructed of ice and snow. Now, add a 60 below zero temperature to the mix. Of course, you're wrapped from head to toe in high quality cold-weather garments. Despite being fortified in the top-of-the-line, cold-weather gear, it doesn't prevent the massive buildup of frost
  • Family Day Events

    Family Day events are coming and all family members of 446th Airlift Wing Airmen are invited.Family Days for the 446th Mission Support Group, Mission Support Squadron, and Wing Staff is July 26.Family Days for the 446th Operations Group, Logistics Readiness Flight, Services Flight, and 86th Aerial Port  are Aug. 9Family Days for the 446th
  • Mothers inspire children to be Reservists

    As children, they attended air shows. They attended family day. They attended promotion ceremonies. However, it was the way their mothers wore the Air Force uniform that solidified their answers to the age old question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Now grown up, two children of 446th Airlift Wing Reservists have answered, "I want to
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