• 446th Airlift Wing Hosts Distinguished Flying Cross Ceremony

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Scott Durham, commander of Fourth Air Force, recognized six Reserve Citizen Airmen with the Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions during Operation Allies Refuge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Oct. 15, 2023.

  • 446th Airlift Wing Distinguished Flying Cross Ceremony

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Derin Durham, Fourth Air Force commander, poses for a group photo with the aircrew who received the Distinguished Flying Cross medal during a medal presentation at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 15, 2023. Recipients earned the Distinguished Flying Cross medal

  • 446th Airlift Wing hosts 2023 Employer Day

    Forty civilian employers and community partners from around the Pacific Northwest attended 446th Airlift Wing's Employer Day on June 2, 2023 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Employer Day is an annual event for Reservists to invite their civilian employer to experience what their employees do

  • Chaplain Col. Pierre Allegre retires

    U.S. Air Force Col. James Danford, Air Force Reserve Command chaplain, left, presents a certificate of retirement to Chaplain Col. Pierre Allegre during Allegre’s retirement ceremony 4 June, 2023, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Allegre served as Wing Chaplain with the 446th Airlift Wing from

  • 313th Airlift Squadron Change of Command

    Audience members and members of the 313th Airlift Squadron give a round of applause during the 313th Airlift Wing change of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA, May 6, 2023. Lt. Col. Bruce Cohn assumed command of the 313th Airlift Squadron from Lt. Col. Joshua Anderson. (U.S. Air Force

  • Selimos assumes command of the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron

    Lt. Col. Anniesa Selimos (right) salutes Col. Scott Meyer, commander of the 446th Airlift Wing, before taking command of the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron during an assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Dec. 3, 2022. The ceremony marks a formal passing of

  • 446th Security Forces Squadron holds assumption of command ceremony

    Col. Sherard Dorroh, commander of the 446th Mission Support Group, passes the 446th Security Forces Squadron guidon to Maj. Andrew Geer during an assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, Dec 4, 2022. The assumption of command ceremony is for Airmen of the squadron to

  • Team McChord welcomes 2022-2024 Honorary Commanders

    Team McChord welcomed the 2022-2024 honorary commanders during an assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Sept. 29, 2022. These local community leaders come from various backgrounds and play a key role in continuing to strengthen ties between Team McChord and the

  • Fly girls: Women in the 446th AW share why they wanted to fly

    Regardless of how each of these four women came to fly or why they chose to join the Air Force Reserve, or the multiples decisions they have to make daily, Thornburg sums up why these women all fly.“To this day I think that when we fly all the issues and problems stay on the ground, in the air we

  • How to combat ‘quarantine fatigue’: Maintain vigilance

    Quarantine fatigue is generally becoming tired or paying less attention to the necessary changes in behavior to continue to reduce or slow transmission of the novel coronavirus. This is a very normal human reaction, especially for people who don’t really see the extent of the outbreak. Another way

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.