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  • 446th Airlift Wing participates in largest airlift operations in history

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 446th Airlift Wing, known as the Rainier Wing, participated in one of the largest airlift operations in history. Reserve Citizen Airmen from across Air Force Reserve Command played a huge role in what is being described by senior U.S. government officials as one of

  • Tropic Halo 2019

    Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) during combined training exercise Tropic Halo 2019.

  • 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

  • Cube initiative comes to the Rainier Wing

    In an effort to positively impact recruiting, retention and readiness, the Air Force Reserve Command has created a program called the Cube. It provides a model for the 446th Airlift Wing to bring together key individuals to identify and improve manning trends.

  • Rapid Antarctic airlift saves lives

    Just after completing the final flight of the Southern hemisphere winter Antarctic season, the 304th Expeditionary Air Squadron (EAS) was alerted there was a medical emergency at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) McMurdo Station Aug. 25.

  • 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.

  • 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