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  • 315 AW Reservist: The Heart of Readiness

    Preparation is an integral part of formulating a successful plan and accomplishing a successful mission. When it comes to preparation, Staff Sgt. Nichole Bryant, an aeromedical evacuation technician with the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, knows how significant being ready for any situation can be.
  • Yakima landing boosts Rainier Wing readiness

    For the first time, 446th Airlift Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen landed at the newly restored Selah airstrip at the Yakima Training Center and accomplished readiness training May 1. While engaged in an exercise at the training center, Army officials called upon two C-17 Globemaster III units to transport four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The helicopters were needed as part of the Joint Warfighting Assessment 19, a joint multinational military exercise conducted at YTC April 8 to May 11.
  • Training for any mission, any environment

    More than 40 Citizen Airmen from the 154th Wing, 313th Airlift Squadron and 624th Regional Support Group conducted joint aeromedical staging and aerial port training here March 3 to build relationships and train for future real-world missions.
  • Reservists refuel, train with KC-46

    Team McChord performed an aerial refueling in the C-17 Globemaster III during a series of special missions to train KC-46 Pegasus aircrew Jan. 29 through Feb. 1, for the first time ever.
  • C-17 Globemaster III: An aircraft as versatile as AE crews

    Larger, faster and flexible – a flying ICU. Since joining the U.S. Air Force fleet in 1993, the C-17 Globemaster III has significantly expanded aeromedical evacuation capabilities. In addition to its transport and other numerous mission sets, the C-17 converts to provide aeromedical evacuation to patients in a broad variety of conditions. The aircraft has played critical roles in various contingencies, bringing warfighters to higher levels of care, bringing patients home to the U.S., and aiding in humanitarian efforts to save the lives of those impacted by natural disasters.
  • Closing out an action-packed 2018

    The world is preparing to ring in the New Year and welcome in 2019. As 2018 comes to a close, it proved to be a year full of training, exercises and new leadership for the 446th Airlift ‘Rainier’ Wing. Check out a summary of 2018 accomplishments and milestones pulled together from Public Affairs coverage.
  • Al Udeid-based C-17s link AFRICOM, CENTCOM

    Crews from the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron recently completed multiple cargo missions with the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to U.S. Africa Command, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, with the most recent mission, Aug. 28.
  • Reservist improves C-17 safety Air Force-wide

    Senior Airman Adam Olander, a crew chief assigned to the 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was recently named the winner of the Air Force Reserve Command Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez award in the Aircraft Maintenance Technician category.
  • C-17 conducts historic mission to Virgin Islands following Irma

    Members of the 14th and 15th Airlift Squadrons delivered a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control mobile tower from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Sept. 12.
  • AMC C-17s give reach to the hands that heal

    Air Mobility Command C-17 Globemaster IIIs were tasked by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in coordination with various state and federal agencies to transport approximately 300 healthcare professionals in preparation for Hurricane Irma disaster response operations.
  • AMC continues to pursue fuel efficiency initiatives

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.  -- From electronic flight bags to flight management system modifications, Air Mobility Command Airmen are contributing innovative and cost-saving ways to enhance the command’s fuel efficiency. According to Lt. Col. Vince Zabala, AMC’s fuel efficiency program manager, energy costs for the Air Force total nearly $8
  • Increased Antarctic airlift capability contributes to science

    Over the past 60 years, winter flying missions have provided a significant contribution to how the National Science Foundation conducts scientific research in Antarctica.The C-17 Globemaster III 2016-2017 season recently wrapped-up, and the night vision goggle capability paired with mid-Austral winter flying continued to be a game changing airlift
  • Reservists take lead in historic presidential mission to Cuba

    For the first time in more than 88 years, a sitting U.S. President embarked on a historic diplomatic mission to Havana, Cuba, and Charleston Reservists played a vital role. Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing took the lead in a medical mission and remained ready in case they were needed along with a crew from the 16th Airlift Squadron, while the
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