• Reserve Airmen save life in-flight

    A reserve aeromedical evacuation crew from the 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron with the 433rd Airlift Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, was flying to support patient transport missions out of Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland when they came together to save the life of a man

  • Rainier Wing changes command

    Col. Sean P. Pierce will assume his role as the 446th Airlift Wing’s newest commander following a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Jan. 6.

  • Rosie the Riveter honored at March ARB

    When Elinor Otto enters a room, her orange hair might be the first thing noticed, but her energy, joy, and sense of humor quickly supersede. Despite turning down an opportunity to be an actor as a young woman, according to John Perry, her grandson, she has now reached celebrity status. Otto has

  • Operation Turkey Drop Delivers

    Operation Turkey Drop is an annual event sponsored by the Pierce Military and Business Alliance (PMBA) that brings together Puget Sound businesses to offer community help to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Volunteers raised cash and food donations that were distributed to troops of all service branches,

  • 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

  • Safely viewing sun’s total eclipse

    On a bright summer day close to lunch, a group of people gathered outside the McChord Library holding makeshift astronomical instruments. They didn’t seem to have much in common, but gathered to listen to a reserve citizen airman from the 446th Airlift ‘Rainier’ Wing speak about the upcoming solar

  • Goldfein meets with airline executives

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein hosted a National Pilot Sourcing Meeting with airline executives to discuss the national pilot shortage in Alexandria, Virginia, May 18, 2017.

  • 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

  • Ranier Wing Citizen Airman receives Levitow Award

    SSgt. David M. Smith, 446th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management, stands at Joint-Base Lewis-McChord, WA, Apr. 1. Smith was recently awarded the John Levitow Award at Airman Leadership School as the only Reservist in the class. Smith travelled to Eielson Air Force Base, AK in December to

  • Miller nominated as next chief of Air Force Reserve

    President Barack Obama nominated Maj. Gen. Maryanne Miller for a third star and assignment as chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of the Air Force Reserve Command, replacing Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson.

  • Night Vision landings shed light on Antarctic airlift

    Airlift support to the U.S. Antarctic Program wrapped-up in March, and members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord met challenges of the harsh Antarctic environment head-on, including performing night-vision goggle landings on a runway made of ice during the Austral Winter.The flights were part of

  • Process improvement helps units work smarter not harder

    One Grissom officer is working hard at helping others work smart while leading the charge of innovation.Lt. Col. Patricia Latham, 434th Air Refueling Wing process manager, is responsible for overseeing effective process improvement in an effort to ensure processes here are efficient, cost saving and