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  • Rainier Wing hosts job fair Oct. 16

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Col. Michael Brydie, a national recruiter as well as program manager and border liaison/community outreach officer at the Seattle Field Office, explains about the available career fields within the CBP to interested Reserve

  • 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

  • 446th medical professionals return home from COVID-19 relief efforts in NYC

    “In the hospital's intensive care unit, whenever a patient was extubated, the hospital would play celebration music,” said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Pen Hou. “We knew then that a patient was likely to have recovered and could be turned to less acuity care. I heard more and more music every day, and one day,

  • Meet Rainier Wing's Newest Chaplain from Spain

    As Airmen, we follow three core values to keep true to the Air Force creed. One of these is Service before Self, which can leave us feeling empty and tired at the end of our day, but Chaplain (Capt.) Pedro Jimenez Barros of the 446th Airlift Wing, is here to help.“Spirituality is an important

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Reservists refuel, train with KC-46

    Team McChord performed an aerial refueling in the C-17 Globemaster III during a series of special missions to train KC-46 Pegasus aircrew Jan. 29 through Feb. 1, for the first time ever.

  • 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.

  • Closing out an action-packed 2018

    The world is preparing to ring in the New Year and welcome in 2019. As 2018 comes to a close, it proved to be a year full of training, exercises and new leadership for the 446th Airlift ‘Rainier’ Wing. Check out a summary of 2018 accomplishments and milestones pulled together from Public Affairs

  • Holidays enhanced by community, Airman and Family Readiness Center

    The 446th Airlift Wing Airman and Family Readiness Center, located at McChord Field, continues to be a hub of support and resources—especially during the holiday season. “[We want] all the folks we work with to have the happiest holidays possible,” said Master Sgt. Kathleen Myhre, NCO in charge