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(From left to right) Maj. Brooke Cortez, left, 446th Airlift Wing public affairs officer, Rep. Denny Heck, Col. Scott McLaughlin, 446th AW wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Anthony L. Mack, 446th AW command chief master sergeant, pose for a photograph in Washington, D.C., recently.

446th Airlift Wing Commander

446th Airlift Wing’s commander recently had the opportunity to meet with elected officials from Washington during an annual Capitol Hill Visit to discuss, among other things, the impact of the military budget on day-to-day operations at the unit level.

Published: 02:27PM May 12th, 2016

It’s time to get ourselves back on track and the bottom line is that we need leaders to take the lead for physical fitness.

Published: 02:56PM May 5th, 2016

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina resulted in many lessons learned and changes which significantly affected the use of active duty units, to include medical units, in U.S. disaster response. Today, military organizations across the country actively prepare to respond to disasters and save American lives.

Published: 12:43PM April 28th, 2016

Madigan to open DOD’s first autism center

Published: 02:10PM April 21st, 2016

Service members we have the responsibility to ensure leadership makes informed decisions. But to do to that, we must arm them with information.

Published: 03:26PM April 14th, 2016

Our Air Force is very good at managing risk — perhaps the best. We’ve all been faced with occasional situations where the existing rules did not support execution of the requirement. So what do you do?

Published: 11:56AM April 7th, 2016

Never before has so much emphasis been placed on developing and sustaining programs that contribute to enhancing the overall health and readiness of the military family.

Published: 01:54PM March 31st, 2016

Sexual assault does more to hurt our readiness than any enemy, because it erodes the foundation of our profession — trust.

Published: 02:16PM March 24th, 2016

As a reserve component to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, our citizen Airmen work to balance a schedule that can be challenging between job demands, Air Force Reserve requirements and family time.

Published: 02:42PM March 17th, 2016

In honor of Women’s History Month, we honor the remarkable contributions women have played in helping win our nation’s wars.

Commentary

Published: 02:38PM March 17th, 2016

Five steps for a more secure social media experience.

Published: 02:18PM March 10th, 2016

You must weigh events based on their significance in order to make decisions as a leader on when to let your Soldiers go home.

Commentary

Published: 02:15PM March 10th, 2016

One key element that all successful organizations have in common is good communication.

Commentary

Published: 02:20PM March 10th, 2016

During Women’s History Month, the U.S. Air Force celebrates the service of women like Staff Sergeant Esther Blake, who was the first female to enlist in the newly formed Air Force on July 8, 1948, and Lt. Col. Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell, who broke racial barriers when she became the first black female fighter pilot.

Published: 02:19PM March 3rd, 2016

Madigan Army Medical Center commander talks about Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Published: 03:00PM February 25th, 2016

7th ID units supporting exercises, contingencies worldwide

Published: 04:19PM February 18th, 2016

Since 2007, more than 200,000 savers have accepted the challenge of Military Saves Week. What is that challenge? The Military Saves Pledge.

Commentary

Published: 04:17PM February 18th, 2016

We must model good character for ourselves, our families and our service organizations daily. When promises are made, no matter how small, they must be kept.

Published: 12:57PM February 11th, 2016

Over the past year, Army Medicine has been implementing an enterprisewide reorganization in support of our Army’s transformation to regionally aligned forces. As a part of this endeavor, Army Medicine merged two incredible organizations, the Western Regional Medical Command and Pacific Regional Medical Command, into one exceptional health care organization called the Regional Health Command-Pacific (Provisional).

Published: 10:24AM February 5th, 2016

As the U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan changes after 14 years of near-constant deployments, the Army is becoming more of a U.S.-based force, rather than a deployed one.

Published: 10:51AM January 28th, 2016

January 16 marked the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm, the coalition effort to free Kuwait from the grips of an Iraqi invasion force.

Commentary

Published: 10:50AM January 28th, 2016

When I was the spouse of a Reservist (which was the better part of my five years of marriage), I didn’t get it.

Published: 02:46PM January 21st, 2016

The unique opportunity to participate in a culturally diverse, internationally impacting engagement does not come often.

Published: 10:36AM January 14th, 2016

Like all good books, the final chapter is written and the story concludes. So too will our time together here on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Published: 10:35AM January 14th, 2016

We have all heard someone say, “Take care of your people and their families.” Have you ever stopped to think why we hear this so often?

Published: 11:20AM January 7th, 2016

As we start a new year, many of us resolve to make positive changes to our health.

Published: 11:25AM January 7th, 2016

Have you ever gone into the new year certain this will be the year you change your life for the better, but after just a few weeks, you fall right back into the same habits? Well, you are not alone.

Published: 01:17PM December 17th, 2015

As the holidays approach and we enter a time of reflection and celebration, it’s as important as ever to keep sight of the most important asset to the U.S. Air Force — its people.

Published: 11:49AM December 10th, 2015

Most of us look forward to the holidays as a time of good cheer with friends and family. It can also feel stressful, however, especially for those of you responsible for the travel, preparations and finances needed to meet expectations of a joyous season.

Published: 11:47AM December 10th, 2015

Leadership is the ability to influence others to willingly work toward the mission and vision you have defined. In order to influence others, you must have a relationship — and to have a relationship you must have trust.