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Delta Airlines receives Patriot Award

The Washington Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense, presented Aug. 30 the Patriot Award to Gene Raisanen, operations manager for Delta Air Lines Cargo Operations in Seattle, in recognition of extraordinary support of an employee who serves in the United States

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Airlift 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 winter flying continued to be a game changing airlift support for

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Rainier Wing rated high

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The 446th Airlift "Rainier" Wing recently underwent a Unit Effectiveness Inspection conducted by a team from the Air Force Reserve Command's Inspector General Office Dec. 1-6. The Rainier Wing was rated "Effective" and scored "Highly Effective" for the Major Graded Area of Improving the Unit, which is

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Salutes for October

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Congratulations to our fellow Rainier Wing airmen who have been promoted.  PROMOTIONSMaster SergeantThomas Chamberlain, 36th Aerial Port Squadron Bryan Thuman, 446th Civil Engineering Squadron Lisa Ellison, 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Lindsey Coffelt, 446th Maintenance SquadronTechnical SergeantAndrew Prowant, 86th Aerial Port Squadron Jonathon Vinson, 446th Civil Engineering Squadron Buddy Bennett, 446th Airlift

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Roving clinics start flu season vaccinations

The 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron will be providing roving immunization clinic services during Unit Training Assemblies starting in October. Immunizations will be in injectable form only as nasal versions aren't available for this season.  The AMDS will also give all immunizations, including influenza, in the clinic, building 691, during normal UTA

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Expeditionary exercise trains Security Forces

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - As part of a large-scale Field Training Exercise put together by the 446th Security Forces Squadron, more than 50 members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord conducted a large-scale Field Training Exercise Sept. 8-11. Held over the September Unit Training Assembly, the exercise included U.S. Army aviation assets as

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Rainier Wing participates in Patriot Warrior exercise

Joint Base Lewis-McChord - Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron members from the 446th Airlift ‘Rainier' Wing participated in the annual Patriot Warrior exercise at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 9 through Aug. 23. In a C-17 Globemaster III flight carrying more than 100,000 pounds of equipment and personnel, Joint Base Lewis-McChord members arrived at

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Chaplains enrich airmen's wings

Rainier Wing citizen airmen congregated for a commander's call, filling Hangar 9 to the max during the Reserve weekend March 6, to hear messages from leadership, including Psychological Health and the wing chaplain. After the assembly, Chaplain (Col.) Gary Califf, Air Force Reserve Command chief chaplain, shed light on the importance

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446th ASTS train for tactical combat casualty care

More than 50 Air Force Reserve medics from the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron at JBLM will practice caring for human and mannequin patients while taking mock fire from .50 caliber rifles and other heavy artillery Monday at 1 p.m. in an exercise dubbed "Care Under Fire." Training for tactical combat casualty

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