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446th reservist wins AFRC award

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446th reservist wins AFRC award

A Reserve education and training technician assigned to the 446th Force Support Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) has earned the 2020 3F2 Reserve Component Noncommissioned Officer of the Year award. Staff Sgt. Crystal Y. Lothrop was recognized by senior leadership on JBLM March 6. "Taking the time to recognize our airmen

446th AW Reserve citizen airmen tap into spiritual fitness

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446th AW Reserve citizen airmen tap into spiritual fitness

(Photo: Lt. Col. Hanna Y. Yang, 446th Airlift Wing staff judge advocate, right, reviews a legal file with Maj. Drew Nishiyama, 446th Airlift Wing judge advocate, at the Wing headquarters building on Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 7. Yang credits her spiritual fitness for helping her through trials encountered during her

Yellow Ribbon participants lean on all types of support

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Yellow Ribbon participants lean on all types of support

(Photo: Capt. Kristin Broullire, a C-130 Hercules pilot from the 731st Airlift Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, poses for a photo with her brother, David Espiau, during a Yellow Ribbon event in Denver Feb. 23. Military members are encouraged to bring a spouse, mother, father, sibling or a friend

Zen warrior

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Zen warrior

Master Sgt. Kathleen Myhre eases out of her office chair and kneels on the blue-speckled office carpet. With her feet shoulder-width apart, she drops her head backward and leans back effortlessly. Her limber arms stretch to grab the rubber soles of her combat boot. She contorts her body into a

446th AMDS reopens with improved capabilities

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446th AMDS reopens with improved capabilities

For more than a year, Rainier Wing airmen have been taking care of their medical needs in different facilities around McChord while the 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron building was being renovated. The experience meant a less private and intimate session with providers, and often times customers had many stops. To showcase

Family Readiness Award awarded to Rainier Wing

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Family Readiness Award awarded to Rainier Wing

Innovation, creativity and caring for Reserve citizen airmen and their families are just some of the words to describe initiatives of the 446th Airlift Wing Airman and Family Readiness (A&FR) office. The A&FR team was recently notified it was selected as the 2018 Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award winners.

Inspired airman starts bone marrow drive at JBLM

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Inspired airman starts bone marrow drive at JBLM

After learning a colleague's son was battling leukemia and needed a lifesaving bone marrow transplant, one 446th Airlift Wing servicemember sprang into action. Senior Master Sgt. Michelle Helpenstell, 446th Airlift Wing Security Forces Logistics Superintendent and King County corrections officer, researched how she could donate her bone marrow and came across

Resurrecting the Voices of McChord

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Resurrecting the Voices of McChord

Five years ago, Chief Master Sgt. Mark E. Cherrix sat in an early morning commander's call when the emcee played the National Anthem from a CD.  "I'm watching and there is no one really motivated," said Cherrix, assigned to the 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. "I thought to myself, there are a

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