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  • 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
  • Technology, fitness helps resiliency during deployment

    Col. Sean P. Pierce, 446th Airlift Wing commander, recently returned from a six-month long deployment and shared his deployment experience, as well as tips on staying resilient while deployed.
  • 446th AMDS reopens with improved capabilities

    446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron reopens doors in renovated building.
  • DOD Reserve Family Readiness Award awarded to Rainier Wing

    The 446th Airman and Family Readiness team was recently notified it was selected as the 2018 Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award winners.
  • 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 coverage.
  • 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 of the wing A&FRC. Mhyre is one of a few full-time
  • 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
  • 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.
  • SFS gets new First Sergeant

    The 446th Security Forces Squadron welcomes back a familiar face, Master Sgt. Shaun Feero.  Previously the First Sergeant for the 446th Force Support Squadron, Feero was recently named as the First Sergeant to the SFS here at McChord Field and is a former member of that squadron. He recently took a little time for a question and answer session. Q:
  • 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
  • Staying cool under pressure

    Constantly on high alert, and not knowing when or where an attack might occur, serving in a deployed environment can test even the most experienced Airmen. For 16 members of the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, a recent deployment to Afghanistan was anything but routine.
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