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446th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

 

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Heads up to local residents and members at #McChordField.... they’re testing their emergency giant voice system today.

Don’t know if you’ve heard, but there is another round of mortar training scheduled today through midnight on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Training will take place during the day into the night.

Questions about noise may be directed to the JBLM Public Affairs Office’s External Communication Division hotline at (253) 967-0852, daily.

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Seattle Mariners thank you for the #recognition of our #ReserveCitizenAirmen!!

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#HappyBirthday AFRC! The #AirForceReserves celebrates 70 years of excellence April 14! Check out the #RainierWing’s historic heritage featuring our past and current contributions to national security.

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#HappyBirthday AFRC! The #AirForceReserves celebrates 70 years of excellence April 14! Check out the #RainierWing’s historic heritage featuring our past and current contributions to national security.

Posted by 446th Airlift Wing (Air Force Reserve) on Friday, April 13, 2018

http://www.446aw.afrc.af.mil/News/Article/1487564/cadets-catch-a-glimpse-of-the-future/
@RHSAJROTC thanks for visiting the #RainierWing! We wish you a bright future!

#April showers bring May flowers!

Maybe not so much when it’s raining lead. Artillery training is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 6:30 a.m through Thursday, April 5, 2018, midnight.

Questions about noise may be directed to the JBLM Public Affairs Office’s External Communication Division hotline at (253) 967-0852, daily.

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ALERT: Joint Base Lewis-McChord day, evening and nighttime artillery firing notice

Several units on #JBLM are conducting artillery training with 155 mm Howitzer field artillery beginning at 6:30 a.m., Tuesday through 9:30 p.m. Friday. Members of the local community can expect to hear Howitzer training during the daytime and nighttime hours.

Queries or comments about noise may be directed to the #JBLM Public Affairs Office’s External Communication Division hotline at (253) 967-0852, daily

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TRAFFIC ALERT ------
Southbound lanes near Joint Base Lewis-McChord are mostly vacated, while northbound lanes are still moving slowly. Drivers encouraged to use alternate routes. (Photo Courtesy 62nd Airlift Wing Facebook Fan).

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For some of you BCGs have come full circle.

March is #womenshistorymonth! Certainly, you’ve noticed the impact that #women have had not only in our wing but in the entire #military:

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-military/2018/02/28/womens-history-month-help-us-salute-those-who-serve/

All non-mission essential Air Force employees on McChord Field are authorized delayed reporting for up to 2 hours on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Contact your unit leadership for additional reporting instructions or questions.

The Holy Grail of #pizza parties!

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-army/2018/02/21/its-official-the-pizza-mre-is-back/

#Snow day!
Frosted planes. They're Gr-r-reat!
Ops are normal.
#Avgeeks love it, but you can like it! #IamLakewood

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Please join us in celebrating the retirement of the #446thAirliftWing Maintenance Group Commander, Col. Kirk Peddicord. Thank you for over 38 years of dedicated service to the #AirForceReserve and our great country!

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#RainierWing Goes vintage with a 1940’s themed #AnnualAwardsBanquet recognizing outstanding performers! The event is scheduled for the April UTA, get your tickets now!

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Despite flooding, engine failure, U.S. icebreaker completes Antarctica operation

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter #PolarStar completed their mission to re-supply U.S. science operations in Antarctica, escorting the final re-supply ship safely from the ice-covered Ross Sea Tuesday (PST). The crew faced flooding and a constant nag of engineering problems on the 40-year-old heavy icebreaker, which at times slowed their progress and frustrated 150-person crew. At one point during their voyage, Cutter Polar Star began taking on water at a rate of 20 gallons per minute after their shaft seal failed sending freezing Antarctic water into the cutter’s engineering space. They lost one of their main gas turbines and constantly chased “ghosts,” unexplainable engineering malfunctions caused, in part, as a modern computer system attempted to communicate with the cutter’s 1970s-era electrical system. Despite all of these challenges, the crew of Polar Star broke a channel through 15 miles of ice sometimes as much as 10-feet thick to ensure the National Science Foundation (NSF) U.S. Antarctic Program had the supplies and fuel they needed to continue important research and science programs for the betterment of mankind. The crew conducts this mission as part of #OperationDeepFreeze under the tactical control U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Pacific Air Forces. Operation Deep Freeze is the U.S. military’s contribution to the NSF-managed, civilian U.S. Antarctic Program. This operation and the #USCG presence in the region promote security and stability in the Pacific. Read the official press release here - https://goo.gl/uRP5Kk

Posted by U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Of policy changes under consideration by the Department of Defense, this is one for #military members in the #afreserve to keep an eye on:

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/02/05/deploy-or-get-out-new-pentagon-plan-could-boot-thousands-of-non-deployable-troops/

SIX MORE WEEKS! #Happygroundhogday.
Weather the #PNW #weather with this:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/02/us/groundhog-day-2018-shadow-trnd/index.html

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