Tag: Reserve Reform
  • 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 Reserve to learn, develop and cultivate the basic skills
  • 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 allow security forces to patrol areas not easily
  • AF Aid Society assistance now available to 446th AW Reservists regardless of duty status

    The Air Force Aid Society now provides emergency assistance to all Airmen, regardless of duty status.
  • From student to donor: One 446th member orchestrates nearly 100 iPads for local elementary school

    In November 2020 while researching, John Rozsnyai, the electronic flight bag manager for 446th Operations Group, stumbled upon Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) disposition service program called Computers for Learning, or CFL, and orchestrated a donation of iPad tablets to a local school.
  • 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
  • When Two Worlds Collide

    On Feb. 6, 2021, Senior Airman Louis Shackelford’s civilian and military worlds collided. “I recently received my first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during the February Unit Training Assembly (UTA). It was a surreal experience. I was sitting in my Air Force medical unit, in uniform, being injected with a life-saving vaccine brought to fruition by experts and scientists at my civilian job,” Shackelford said.
  • Air Force finalizes PT uniform design; will begin production process

    This is the first update to the PT uniform in more than 16 years, and more than 150 Airmen participated in testing the uniform.
  • Reserve, active duty Airmen train Soldiers during first AF-instructed CROWS trainer course

    Airmen from the 627th and 446th Security Forces Squadrons from McChord Field conducted the first Air Force-instructed M153 Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station trainer course for Army combat engineers Jan. 26 to Feb. 6 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
  • Airman gives back to community through clothing drive

    During the September Unit Training Assembly, he asked his squadron Reserve Citizen Airmen to donate clean, gently used civilian clothing and ABU items. Since the announcement of the drive, Shackelford has collected over 20 bags, amounting to more than 100 items including belts, t-shirts and sage-green boots.
  • 446th A&FR hosts all virtual newcomers program

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Drew Nishiyama, 446th Airlift Wing assistant staff judge advocate, provides an overview of the legal office and its services to newcomers virtually at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Dec. 5, 2020. The 446th Airman and Family Readiness Office launched its first all virtual newcomers orientation during the December UTA.
  • Air Force Services Center launches Air Force Gaming

    Air Force Gaming made its official debut Nov. 11, under the Air Force Services Center with a new intramural e-sports program. AFG is focused on supporting the Air Force’s resiliency and retention efforts through the creation of a global esports program that brings Airmen and Space Professionals together through community experiences and competitive leagues. At launch, AFG consists of a new intramural esports program - Air Force Gaming League, a Discord community and top tier competitive "pop-up" opportunities for all Airmen and Space Professionals. AFGL is currently being piloted in AFGSC, but plans to cover every base in the Air Force beginning in 2021.
  • NCO DLC 2.0 was a game changer for me

    Finding success in the new NCO DLS 2.0 course
  • 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. Col. Carrianne Ekberg, 446th AW executive officer.
  • 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 Lewis-McChord, Washington. Traditionally, the 446th
  • Support agreements: Keeping the wing mission-ready

    DoD and AF policies direct that support agreements be developed between affected Suppliers and Receivers to document recurring support in order to provide the unit commander with the capability to ensure resources are expended wisely and to help eliminate unnecessary resource duplication. If that sounds confusing, don't worry, Tech. Sgt. Patrick Manley, the 446th Airlift Wing Support Agreement Manager and the wing’s 2019 non-commissioned officer of the year winner, can help.