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  • 446th Airlift Wing D-Day heritage video

    Airmen from the 446th Bomb Group, along with hundreds of thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen, take part in Operation Overlord, also known as D-Day, June 6, 1944. Allied Forces invaded northern France and would march on towards Berlin, Germany, to defeat the Nazi war machine during World War II. The 446th Airlift Wing descends from the 446th Bomb Group and takes pride in this rich heritage.
  • 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.
  • Driving safety tips for winter weather

    As the snow begins to fall around the Pacific Northwest, planning ahead and applying defensive driving techniques will help drivers reach their destinations safely.“Take your time getting where you need to go,” said Master Sgt. Regina D. Rector, occupational safety manager for 446th Airlift Wing. “Plan ahead and pay attention to the weather
  • Air Force Reserve seeking military training instructors

    Molding tomorrow’s leaders, while instilling the Air Force core values, is the cornerstone at basic military training. Military Training Instructors, also known as MTIs, take on this challenge by spending weeks transforming civilians into a fighting force.   Reserve Citizen Airmen can take up this challenge at the 433rd Training Squadron at Joint
  • Girl Scouts invade McChord

    Members of the 446th Airlift Wing and a local Girl Scout troop pose in front of a C-17 Globemaster III at McChord Field July 9, 2017, during a tour of the base. During the visit, several girl scouts were able to tour the 446th AW, a C-17, control tower, and learned survival tips from a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape, instructor. (U.S. Air
  • D-Day touches Rainier Wing

    In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, thousands of Allied troops crowded in to ships and crossed the tumultuous English Channel to invade German-occupied France. Arriving on the shores of Normandy, Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, fought a grueling battle for a tiny piece of beach in mainland Europe.
  • Premiere education and training

    The best education and training office in the Air Force Reserve lives here at the Rainier Wing.
  • Rainier Wing Airmen lend helping hands

    Airmen from the 446th Airlift Wing deliver over 300 articles of basic necessity items to the Helping Hand House charity organization.
  • Getting down and dirty in Fairchild

    Citizen Airmen of the 446th Civil Engineer Squadron, water and fuels maintenance section, traveled to Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., in August where they descended into a 4,000 gallon fuel tank for cleaning and inspection. The tank cleanup, which had not been cleaned or inspected for 15 years, provided for a rare training opportunity, which
  • Q&A with new Command Chief

    Chief Master Sgt. Kenellias Smith is the new Command Chief at the 446th Airlift ‘Rainier’ Wing. We caught up with him for a brief question and answer session to discuss his plans as the new Command Chief.
  • C-17 missions still continue into Afghanistan

    The imposing C-17 Globemaster III moved through the darkness during a longer trip than is typical at the Rock, the busiest aerial port in the area of responsibility. The flight was headed to Afghanistan – another example of the steady and enduring requirements of Operation Freedom Sentinel.“The main priority of this mission was the transport of
  • Top Force Support SNCO in Air Force

    The 446th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been honored recently for having the top Force Support Senior NCO of 2015. SMsgt. John Besselman, 446th Force Support Squadron education and training superintendent, received the award in July after his package competed with the best and brightest in the Air Reserve Component.
  • Dedication to medical evacuation mission

    The 446th ‘Rainier’ Wing’s Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron undergoes constant training to be able to respond during any type of situation.
  • Air Force implements Green Dot

    Green Dot aims to change the culture of today's force and decrease violence among Airmen and their families.
  • 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.
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