Tag: Citizen Airmen
  • 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.
  • 4th CTCS officially activates as part of 315th Airlift Wing

    The 4th Combat Camera Squadron was officially reactivated today in the Yonkie Auditorium at Joint Base Charleston under the 315th Airlift Wing, and Maj. Hamilton Underwood assumed the helm of the specialized Reserve unit.
  • Renovated pub spices up drill weekends

    The McChord Pub is now open in the renovated McChord Field Club, with dining and bar options for UTA weekend.
  • Cold offices spark space heaters

    Winter weather brings up a reminder to follow personal space heater safety regulations and usage guidance. Recently, two portable space heaters within wing units experienced small electrical fires to their electrical cords. While no one was injured and damage to the electrical outlets was minor, the Wing Safety office is looking into the incidents.
  • Flyover magic unveiled

    There is a lot of coordination that goes into a flyover, and recently the 446th Airlift Wing performed one for the University of Washington Huskies football game Saturday. Right on cue, as the last verse of the national anthem was sung, the C-17 hit its timing mark and made the audience roar with excitement seeing the aircraft fly from end zone to end zone at Husky Stadium.
  • McChord Airmen complete 60 years of Antarctic airlift

    On Oct. 21 Airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, flew from Christchurch, New Zealand to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, tracing a similar flight pattern to one flown 60 years earlier.  The flight commemorated the first ever Air Force Antarctic flight flown in a Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, named “Miss North Carolina” Oct. 21, 1956. “The
  • 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.
  • 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
  • McChord members summit Mount Rainier

    As part of the U.S. Air Force 50 Summits Challenge, 8 Team McChord members summited Mount Rainier. Standing at 14,411 feet tall, Mount Rainier is the tallest mountain in Washington and one of the 50 summits that was yet to be summited under the 50 Summits Challenge until now.
  • Engineers team-up for training

    Engineers from both the Washington Air National Guard and the 446th Airlift Wing teamed-up for a first-ever training event in April. Engineering Assistant training introduced engineering geographical designing programs like Revit Architecture ArcGIS (Geographic information system), and field survey using Robotic Total Station.
  • Historic Port of Moses Lake celebrates 50th Anniversary

    Members from the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron teamed-up with the 62nd Airlift Wing to support a huge anniversary community event in Moses Lake July 1. Community members put together the 50th Anniversary of the Port of Moses Lake held at the Grant County International Airport, Wash.
  • ESGR Employer Orientation Day invite

    The next Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve employer orientation day is June 4. Reservists can nominate their immediate supervisor, human resources specialists, or an executive or owner of the business they work for, to spend the day with the wing learning about the Air Force Reserve, the 446th Airlift Wing and its missions, and how Citizen Airmen serve. To nominate an employer, check out
  • 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 set up camp in Kodiak, Alaska, in support of Arctic
  • AFRC Community Spotlight: A6X divison keeping pace with cyber needs of the nation

    Cyber is critical to our nation’s defense. And it’s a mission area that is expanding across the Department of Defense. Air Force Reserve Command’s A6 directorate is keeping pace with the frantic demand for additional capabilities.Within the A6 directorate, the plans, programs, and resources division, or A6X, is developing cyber units and