• 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

  • Reserve Citizen Airmen among Spark Tank 2020 selectees

    Spark Tank also offers Airmen the opportunity to get their ideas in front of key enabling agencies that can share expertise and resources such as funding or personnel for the projects being presented and demonstrate pathways for intrapreneurs to make their initiatives successful.

  • D-Day touches Rainier Wing

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

  • Weapons safety a benchmark program

    After just over one year as the 446th Airlift Wing weapons safety manager, former enlisted technical sergeant Mr. Scott Plocar was recognized by Air Force Reserve Command for his success modernizing the wing’s weapons safety program. His selection as the AFRC Outstanding Weapons Safety Civilian of

  • 446th rated effective, highly effective during inspection

    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

  • McChord Airmen complete 60 years of Antarctic airlift

    Airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, flew from Christchurch, New Zealand to McMurdo Station, Antarctica Oct. 21, tracing a similar flight pattern to one flown 60 years earlier. The flight commemorated the first ever Air Force Antarctic flight flown in a Douglas C-124 Globemaster II,

  • Reservist earns bronze in CISM triathlon

    Despite beginning with shoulder-high waves breaking on their heads, Team USA took bronze medals in women's senior triathlon, men's senior and mixed team here at the CISM World Games Oct. 10.Air Force Reserve Maj. Judith Coyle earned bronze with an overall time of two hours, 15 minutes and 27.69