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  • Rainier Wing hosts job fair Oct. 16

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Col. Michael Brydie, a national recruiter as well as program manager and border liaison/community outreach officer at the Seattle Field Office, explains about the available career fields within the CBP to interested Reserve Citizen Airmen at a job fair event with the 446th
  • Wing process manager retires after 37 years

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Michelle Kuelbs, lifelong partner of Col. Bruce Winhold, fastens a retirement pin on Winhold during his retirement ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Sept 24. 2021. Winhold retired after 37 years in the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ann Butler)
  • 446th career advisor reflects on her 20 years of military service

    As Master Sgt. Minnette Mason, a Career Advisor for the 446th Mission Support Group, prepares for her retirement in December, she reflects on her 20 years of military service in the Air Force.
  • He knew my name: One Reserve Citizen Airman finds courage to seek help

    Staff Sgt. Shelby Pick finds the courage to ask for help.
  • 446th Airlift Wing hosts COVID-19 vaccine Q&A forums

    The 446th Airlift Wing hosted COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A Forums here Sept. 11 and 12 in an effort to provide as much information and discuss misconceptions to Reserve Citizen Airmen.
  • Remembering 9/11

    In response to the attacks and within 45 days, more than 11,000 Reservists were recalled to active duty. Barnes was among those activated.
  • Strengthening pillars: Civilian employers observe military life of Reserve Citizen Airmen

    On Aug. 6, twenty-two civilian employers supported their Reserve Citizen Airmen by attending the 446th Airlift Wing’s Employer Orientation Day here. Employer Orientation Day is a day for Reservists to invite their civilian employer to experience what their employees do in the Air Force Reserve to help build trust among the pillars.
  • 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 in need of repair. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff
  • Chief retires after more than 40 years of military service

    CMSgt Saudi McVea, right, 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron chief enlisted manager, receives the Certificate of Retirement from Col. Cheryl Knight, 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron commander, during McVea’s retirement ceremony in hangar 9 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 10,2021. McVea honorably served for 42 years. (U.S. Air
  • Fourth Air Force leaders visits Rainier Wing

    Senior Master Sgt. Jayson Householder, 446th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight chief, describes the functions of the innovative tools the squadron produces to Maj. Gen. Jeffery T. Pennington, 4th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Cynthia Villa, 4th Air Force command chief, July 10, 2021 at McChord Field, Washington. Pennington and
  • Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

    Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.
  • Honorary commander tours 446th resiliency services May 10

    Mayor Andy Ryder, city of Lacey, Washington, and Col. Paul Skipworth, wing commander of the 446th Airlift Wing, visit with 446th Airman and Family Readiness staff to learn more about support services for Reserve Citizen Airmen during a visit on May 10, 2021 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Mayor Andy Ryder is the 446th Airlift Wing Honorary
  • Updated mask wear policy for 446th AW Airmen

    446 AW,  In accordance with DOD policy, in concert with 62 AW policy, and subject to any applicable labor relations obligations, fully-vaccinated personnel assigned to the 446th Airlift Wing are no longer required to wear masks while on the installation.  Personnel are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the final vaccine dose.   Those who
  • 446th Airlift Wing participates in Exercise NEXUS DAWN

    U.S. Air Force Col. Paul M. Skipworth, wing commander of the 446th Airlift Wing, provides opening remarks to wing Reserve Citizen Airmen participating in exercise NEXUS DAWN April 25, 2021 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, before they depart for March Air Reserve Base, California. NEXUS DAWN is a readiness exercise designed to test the
  • Bundles and Backpacks: Women’s Council delivers first event April 10

    The 446th Airlift Wing Women’s Council delivered its first event, Baby Bundles and Kits for Kids, for Reserve Citizen Airmen April 10, 2021 here. Fifty diaper bags filled with items needed to care for newborns were handed out to expecting Reserve Citizen Airmen and those with newborns in an effort to take care of Airmen and their families. Reserve moms and dads lined up to grab a bundle, provided by the Pierce Military Business Alliance, as well as backpacks and toys provided by 446th Airman and Family Readiness Center. The Council teamed up with A&RC and PMBA to host the event honoring the Month of the Military Child.
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