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446th Logistics Readiness Flight airmen to train on fighters in Japan

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446th Logistics Readiness Flight airmen to train on fighters in Japan

Different bases with different missions offer Reservists a wider range of training opportunities. Such is the case with 18 Airmen in the 446th Logistics Readiness Flight, who are leaving over the next few days for Kadena Air Base, Japan. For two weeks, the Reservists from McChord Field will put

Reservist swings his way into second place at international golf tournament

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Reservist swings his way into second place at international golf tournament

It was a scramble. And not the golf kind, although it did result in a McChord Reservist tying for second place in the Conseil International du Sport Militaire World Military Golf Championship, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 13-19. Tech. Sgt. Stephen Rude, 446th Maintenance Squadron, made a last minute decision

McChord Reservist nominated for GEICO military award

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McChord Reservist nominated for GEICO military award

(446th AW PA) - A loadmaster with the 97th Airlift Squadron at McChord Field is the Air Force Reserve's nominee in GEICO's search for the top volunteer in each branch of the military as part of its Military Service Awards program. Master Sgt. Woodson Wright, a traditional Reservist loadmaster, is nominated

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Operations group Reservists ace evaluation

(446th AW PA) - The fact that 279 aircrew Reservists averaged 98.9 percent on a closed book test, with zero failures, is just one factor in the 446th Airlift Wing earning accolades from its recent Aircrew Standard Evaluation Visit June 18-July 2. The 62nd Airlift Wing also excelled in the ASEV. Even

New function delivers combat readiness

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New function delivers combat readiness

(446th AW PA) - Tucked away in a small, easily overlooked office space in the wing headquarters building, is a team of Reservists who have only four primary responsibilities; responsibilities that in the end tell the president this wing is ready when called. The 446th Airlift Wing Combat Readiness Office, headed

Aerial porters take experience on deployment

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Aerial porters take experience on deployment

(446th AW PA) - Travel plans are on the books for 40 percent of the 86th Aerial Port Squadron later this summer. Only these plans are not for summer vacation. These Reservists will be deploying on an air expeditionary force rotation. "We're currently on a two-year rotation," said Capt. Jim Voytilla,

Wings leave McChord to prepare for inspection

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Wings leave McChord to prepare for inspection

(446th AW PA) - Airmen from the 446th and 62nd Airlift Wings, and the 627th Air Base Group, departed May 5 for the field of battle. Exactly where they were headed is known only to Team McChord, as it set off on its first fly-away operational readiness exercise this year. A

McChord wings set ODF airlift records

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McChord wings set ODF airlift records

(446th AW PA) - Reservists with the 446th Airlift Wing, in partnership with their active-duty brethren from the 62nd Airlift Wing, complete a record-setting season for Operation Deep Freeze. ODF C-17 airlift support began Aug. 20, 2011 and ended with the return of Team McChord here March 4. As the 304th

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Team McChord donates $10,000 to New Zealand charities

Providing airlift support to the National Science Foundation is the primary mission of the 446th and 62nd Airlift Wings in Operation Deep Freeze. Providing support to the community of Christchurch, New Zealand is the mission at the heart of the men and women of Team McChord.

Military Saves Week activities on Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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Military Saves Week activities on Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Promoting healthy financial habits for Airmen and their families is focus of the Department of Defense's Military Saves Campaign. In its sixth year, the campaign evolves from the partnership of the military services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Consumer Federation

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JBLM commander defines local commute area

  Reservists who commute to Joint Base Lewis-McChord for duty receive travel pay based on distance. Those traveling from outside an established commuting area are eligible for lodging. That commute area has recently changed. Based on a policy memorandum recently signed by the Joint Base Lewis-McChord commander, Col.

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McChord Airmen confront harsh Antarctic summer

  On one of the hottest days of the year in Washington, Airmen from McChord Field are headed to one of the coolest places - Antarctica. Eleven 446th Airlift Wing Reservists, 23 active-duty 62nd AW Airmen, and one Airman each from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron and 627th Logistics

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McChord Airmen set sights on fall readiness inspection

  August is almost here and the highpoints of the summer for the 446th Airlift Wing have passed. We've moved past the operation group's aircrew standardization evaluation, the Air Expo is over, and the various Fourth of July celebrations are in the bag. Time to relax except

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McChord Airmen help deliver combat readiness

  Tucked away in a small, easily overlooked office space in the wing headquarters building, is a team of reservists who have only four primary responsibilities - responsibilities that in the end tell the president this wing is ready when called. The 446th Airlift Wing Combat Readiness Office,

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'Get 1' referral can get you two tickets to Daughtry in Seattle

MCCHORD FIELD, Wash. --  "American Idol," a popular singing competition show, is nearing the end of its current season and will once again launch some talented soul into a music career. However, you don't have to win the competition to enter into a successful music career. Such is

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McChord Airmen leave Saturday for fly-away exercise

  Airmen from the 446th and 62nd Airlift Wings, along with the 627th Air Base Group, will depart Saturday for the field of battle. Exactly where that is remains to be seen as McChord Field Airmen set off on its first fly-away operational readiness exercise this year. A

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McChord wings set record for airlift in Operation Deep Freeze

Reservists with the 446th Airlift Wing, in partnership with their active-duty brethren from the 62nd Airlift Wing, complete a record-setting season for Operation Deep Freeze. ODF C-17 airlift support began Aug. 20, 2011 and ended with the return of Team McChord here March 4. As

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446th Airlift Wing sees new senior recruiter in June

One of the selling points for Reserve duty is the ability to serve in one location an entire career. In order to "sell" Reserve duty though, Senior Master Sgt. Kristyn Ervin has had to PCS - five times. Ervin, senior recruiter for Officer Accessions East at

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McChord's operational readiness exercise design a little different

Team Silver or Team Blue? Actually, it really doesn't matter which team you support, as ultimately it's Team McChord that will benefit from the upcoming operational readiness inspection. The 446th Airlift Wing, 62nd Airlift Wing, with support from the 627th Air Base Group, will head

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Wing Reservist gets inside scoop on operational readiness inspection

Getting a man on the inside is usually the best way to gather intelligence for any operation. In this case, an operational readiness inspection, such as the one the 446th Airlift Wing will have in October. Lt. Col. Ray Luevanos, 446th Mission Support Group deputy commander,

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