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Rainier Wing welcomes new leadership

The 446th Airlift Wing welcomed its newest group commander during the October Unit Training Assembly. Col. Raymundo Luevanos, who was previously stationed here in the 1990s, returned to the Rainier Wing to take charge of the 446th Mission Support Group during an Assumption of Command Ceremony Oct. 14. Presiding over the ceremony

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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. Shortly after arriving at Craig Joint Theater

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D-Day touches Rainier Wing

In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, thousands of Allied troops crowded into ships and crossed the tumultuous waters of the English Channel to invade German-occupied France. Arriving on the shores of Normandy, troops fought a grueling battle for a tiny piece of beach in mainland Europe. That day

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