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  • 446th Airlift Wing participates in largest airlift operations in history

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 446th Airlift Wing, known as the Rainier Wing, participated in one of the largest airlift operations in history. Reserve Citizen Airmen from across Air Force Reserve Command played a huge role in what is being described by senior U.S. government officials as one of

  • ‘Baby on board’ – Aircrew deliver Afghan baby on evacuation flight

    A 315th Airlift Wing aircrew from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina helped to deliver a baby aboard a Charleston C-17 Globemaster III carrying vulnerable Afghans evacuated from Afghanistan, Aug. 23, moments before landing at a Middle East staging area with a jet filled with evacuees.

  • C-17 carrying passengers out of Afghanistan

    A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III safely transported 823 Afghan citizens from Hamid Karzai International Airport, Aug. 15, 2021. The initial count of 640 passengers included only adults, inadvertently leaving off 183 children seated in laps as passengers were transported from the flight line.

  • Pilots leaving active duty have safe landing place in Reserve, Guard

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – As COVID-19 travel restrictions ease around the world, commercial airlines are looking to hire more pilots. Air Force officials want to remind active-duty pilots leaving the Air Force for the civilian aviation industry that such a move doesn’t have to end

  • AFRC Command Chief, Command First Sergeant visit Rainier Wing

    Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, command chief of Air Force Reserve Command, speaks with new recruits assigned to the 446th Airlift Wing Development and Training Flight July 11, 2021, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The D&TF is a delayed entry program for new members of the Air Force

  • 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

  • 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,

  • Congressional visit to the 446th Airlift Wing

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Betsy Dudley, the Military Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, receives a safety brief before riding a Razor off road, all-terrain vehicle with the 446th Security Forces Squadron July 6, 2021, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Razors

  • 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

  • May promotions

    Recognizing May promotions in the 446th Airlift Wing.