• 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fly girls: Women in the 446th AW share why they wanted to fly

    Regardless of how each of these four women came to fly or why they chose to join the Air Force Reserve, or the multiples decisions they have to make daily, Thornburg sums up why these women all fly.“To this day I think that when we fly all the issues and problems stay on the ground, in the air we

  • Answering a Higher Call: A chaplain's journey to citizenship

    Every drill weekend, Father (Capt.) Pedro Jimenez Barros, a chaplain with the 446th Airlift Wing, celebrates Mass, administers the sacraments, and provides pastoral care to the Catholic community on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He has cherished similar responsibilities since he was ordained in Spain

  • Operation Turkey Drop

    Members of the 446th Airlift Wing Airman and Family Readiness and the 446th Force Support Squadron move ready to cook frozen turkeys into cold storage, Nov. 6, 2020, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. 120 frozen turkeys were delivered by the 334th Chapter of the Air Force Association, during the annual

  • 446th AW launches inaugural Women’s Council

    Twenty Reserve Citizen Airmen from across the 446th Airlift Wing here attended the inaugural Women’s Council virtual meeting held Nov. 8.The goal of the council is to provide a community of support and a forum to discuss women’s issues at the 446th AW and across the Air Force as a whole, said Lt.

  • Thanking employers

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Ann Butler, right, a 446th Airlift Wing Public Affair broadcaster, records Tech Sgt. Thema Bentley, a 446th Maintenance Squadron fuel systems technician, thanking her civilian employer for supporting her military service Oct. 3, 2020, on the flight line at Joint Base

  • Operation Deep Freeze kicks off 2020-2021 main season

    The U.S. military kicked off the 2020-2021 season of Operation DEEP FREEZE (ODF), when a U.S. Air Force Globemaster III, assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., completed three winter fly-in, or WinFly missions, to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, a key research and operations facility for the

  • Fly, Fight, Win: Becoming an American Airman

    December 27, 2019 is a day Senior Airman Huy X. Nguyen will never forget. This is the day he became an American citizen. Nguyen, a career development advisor assigned to the 446th Force Support Squadron, had donned his fatigues to take his oath of enlistment months prior. This time, driving more

  • 86th APS retires five Reserve Citizen Airmen

    Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 86th Aerial Port Squadron participate in a group retirement ceremony, Sept. 12, 2020, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The five, who served a combined 136 years with the 86 APS, were honored in a ceremony in the presence of family, friends, and colleagues,