• A Kodiak Moment

    (Editor’s note: As the Air Force Reserve celebrates its 68th birthday this month, the service is also celebrating more than 50 years of being a good neighbor in communities throughout the United States and the world. For years, Air Force Reservists have been helping people in need in underserved

  • Providing Power

    Frigid temperatures, freezing rain, and strong winds can turn a simple repair job exponentially challenging. But two McChord Reservists have taken up the challenge.Staff Sgt. Dustin Buel and Staff Sgt. Ryan Seibold, both assigned to the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron, left McChord Field March 26 to

  • Air Force continues to pursue total force integration

    The Air Force continues to make strides toward total force integration, according to an annual report submitted to Congress March 4. The report is based on recommendations from the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and focuses on how the force structure should be modified to best

  • Kelly selected as new AFRC Command Chief

    The Chief of the Air Force Reserve has announced the new Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Reserve Command.Chief Master Sgt. Ericka E. Kelly, command chief for the 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, California, will fill AFRC's top enlisted position, according to a release

  • Portland pararescuers recover lost skier on Mount Hood

    Air Force Reservists from the 304th Rescue Squadron joined forces with local volunteer search and rescue organizations to rescue a lost skier who called 911 after getting lost on Mount Hood, a popular wilderness recreation area 40 miles east of Portland.The call for assistance came in the early

  • Remembering Desert Storm - Where we are today in the Total Force Continuum

    “See all those contrails heading north, Captain?” the salty lieutenant colonel asked me on Jan. 16, 1991. “Yes sir!” I replied flying as a brand new aircraft commander in the C-141B Starlifter.The contrails covered the darkening sky and seemed like hundreds of fingers reaching north into Iraq to

  • Data breach exposes Reservists personal information

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, in June 2015 announced that their computer network was compromised, exposing personal information of nearly 21.5 million people, including McChord Reservists and civilian personnel.

  • Finance team adds new resources to improve travel pay process

    One of the most difficult parts of going on orders as Reservists can be trying to understand the travel pay system. Miscommunications and errors can lead to delays that can be frustrating for everyone involved. However, there is good news. The 446th Comptroller Office recognizes this and has been

  • 446th ASTS accepts new commander

    Col. Scott McLaughlin, 446th Airlift Wing commander, hands the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron flag to Col. (Dr.) Bruce Neely, the new 446th ASTS commander. After assuming command, Neely thanked his peers and family for the support they've given him throughout his 17 years in aerospace medicine.