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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.
  • Awards ceremony recognizes excellence

    Every year the 446th Airlift ‘Rainier’ Wing celebrates top performers with an annual awards presentation. This year, Col. Sean Pierce, 446th Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Kenellias Smith, 446th AW command chief, presented awards for outstanding achievement at the McChord Club May 3.“Having an annual awards ceremony is a way to
  • 446th AMDS reopens with improved capabilities

    446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron reopens doors in renovated building.
  • Mask confidence training enhances readiness

    Over 80 Reserve Citizen Airmen participated in unique training designed to enhance members’ confidence in wearing the gas mask and protective gear during chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear training March 1 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
  • Rainier Wing focuses on wellness

    Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 446th Airlift Wing, and their families, focused on wellness August 4 and 5 during a weekend dedicated to promoting strength and wellness at McChord Field.“Wingman and Family Days are essential,” said Maj. Gen. Randall Ogden, commander of the Fourth Air Force. “Supporting our Airmen and their families is so
  • Washington Air National Guard hosts ESGR Bosslift

    Experiencing a midair refueling of fighter aircraft during a training mission with the Washington Air National Guard’s 141st Air Refueling Wing was an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 60 civilian employers taking part in the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Bosslift program June 6-7, 2018.
  • Reservist improves C-17 safety Air Force-wide

    Senior Airman Adam Olander, a crew chief assigned to the 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was recently named the winner of the Air Force Reserve Command Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez award in the Aircraft Maintenance Technician category.
  • 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, to include the National Guard and Reserve
  • 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
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