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  • Team McChord hosts virtual senior leader CPI course

    The 446th and 62nd Airlift Wings hosted its first virtual Air Force Continuous Process Improvement course for senior leaders here Aug. 31 to Sept. 1.Thirty-two senior leaders from the airlift wings and various Air Force bases received virtual classroom instruction on process improvement concepts through Microsoft Teams.“This event is a prime
  • PT testing suspended until Jan. 1

    Air Force announced its suspension of PT testing from Oct. 1, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2021.
  • A voice and a seat.

    “You don’t know the anxiety, the despair, the heartache, the fear, the rage and the disappointment that comes with living in this country, OUR country every single day,” wrote Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright in his commentary, “Who Am I?”This sentiment is what Lt. Col. Cleveland Hayes, 446th Airlift Wing’s Diversity Working
  • VCSAF’s challenge invites 446th AW innovation ideas

    “If only we didn’t need to do this unnecessary step, our shop could be so much more efficient.”“I have an idea for a time-saving app, but I don’t have the resources to build it.”“If only the Air Force used this civilian product.”Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 446th Airlift Wing will have the opportunity to turn their frustration into innovation by
  • 446th chapel team launches virtual programs

    Many churches went virtual when the pandemic struck, and the 446th Airlift Wing’s chapel team was no exception.“While I believe there is something special about meeting in-person for encouragement and worship together,” said Chaplain (Maj.) Matthew Wilson, wing chaplain of the 446th AW. “We want every Airman to have the option to participate in
  • Let your voice be heard, be a Reserve Council member

    Are you looking to have your voice heard across the Air Force Reserve? If you are, the Reserve Council is looking for a few good Reserve Citizen Airmen to serve as members.The council is a group of selected Reservists, officers and enlisted, tasked with identifying quality of life issues that affect the component.“Council members get a glimpse into
  • Letter to Airmen: Equality and tough conversations

     Team 446th – Many of us watched, read, and listened with horror and dismay about the senseless deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. We are angered and saddened. These deaths should not have happened. There is no place in our society for racism and discrimination--especially in our military. Unfortunately, however, many also
  • Practice makes perfect: 446th maintainers rehearse Spark Tank pitch

    Maintainers from the 446th Airlift Wing pitched their innovative battery cell extraction tool here to local Air Force Association members, community leaders and colleagues Tuesday, Feb. 11, as they prepare for the Air Force's Spark Tank 2020 competition in Orlando, Fla., later this month. Master Sgt. Robert Tingle and Master Sgt. Roy Puchalski
  • The next transition from ABUs to OCPs: What to expect

    The next transition before the final uniform change from the Airman Battle Uniform to the newly regulated Operation Camouflage Pattern combat uniform will be effective June 1, 2020, for all Airmen.
  • Congressional commission gathers McChord mishap data

    The National Commission on Military Aviation Safety (NCMAS) visited the 62nd Airlift Wing (AW) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 7, 2020, as part of their review of military aviation mishaps occurring in the last five years to reveal and analyze trends, identify shortcomings and highlight best practices.The purpose and goal of the NCMAS is to
  • Air Force beta-tests adaptive learning platform in basic military training

    Air Education and Training Command’s emphasis on the use of technology to aggressively and cost-effectively modernize education and training took another step forward here with the issuance of personal tablets to two in-processing flights at Basic Military Training.
  • 446th maintainers among Spark Tank 2020 selectees

    Spark Tank also offers Airmen the opportunity to get their ideas in front of key enabling agencies that can share expertise and resources such as funding or personnel for the projects being presented and demonstrate pathways for intrapreneurs to make their initiatives successful.
  • Rainier Wing's Port Dawgs boost morale with fun events

    The newly formed 86th Aerial Port Squadron Booster Club has organized and conducted over seven morale events and raised over $2,400 for the squadron.
  • Air Force to solicit 75th birthday theme ideas

    In preparation for its 75th anniversary, Sept. 18, 2022, the Air Force is soliciting birthday theme ideas from Total Force Airmen and civilians. Every year in September, the Department of the Air Force dedicates a theme to celebrate the Air Force’s birthday.
  • Air Force studies fatigue and sleep to enhance readiness

    The Air Force is studying sleep habits among Airmen to find ways to improve performance and ensure their readiness to support the mission. Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, are looking for ways to better equip Airmen and their leadership with crucial data to ensure that Airmen are getting the necessary rest and to maximize mission execution.
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