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Laurence Schafer, USDA wildlife biologist with the bird and wildlife aircraft strike hazards (BASH) at McChord Field, holds a Red Tailed Hawk caught on the McChord Field flight line the previous day, during a lesson for Big Bend Community College pilot students about the way different types of birds interact with planes, March 16, 2018, at Moses Lake, Wash. Red Tailed Hawks, along with several other species of bird, are trapped on the flight line and relocated to prevent them being hit by planes. Team McChord makes annual Moses Lake visit
McChord field members went to Moses Lake, McChord Field’s primary auxiliary field for local training sorties, for an annual visit March 16.The annual visit includes inspections by occupational safety, public health, bioenvironmental, and flight safety, and briefings from flight safety and the United States Department of Agriculture for pilot
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Members of the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons work with Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers to prepare simulated patients for transfer between an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III and an Army UH-60 Black Hawk, March 10, 2018, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Training between branches increases efficiency in joint deployment situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sara Hoerichs) AMOPS members train on McChord flight line
Members of the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS) practiced transporting patients to and from a C-17 Globemaster III and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on the McChord Field flight line as part of a conference here March 8 to 11.AMOPS includes active duty, guard, reserve and retired Air Force, Army and Navy doctors,
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A U.S. Army Soldier drives an Interim Armored Vehicle Stryker onto a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Arctic Pegasus at Deadhorse, Alaska, March 13, 2018. Airmen assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing flew two C-17 Globemaster IIIs to deliver Army Soldiers and four Strykers to Deadhorse for the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) Airmen, Soldiers conquer subzero temps during Arctic Pegasus
Braving the bitter winds and freezing temperatures of Alaska, 62nd Airlift Wing Airmen teamed up with Soldiers for Exercise Arctic Pegasus from March 11 to 14.During this four-day exercise, Airmen assigned to the 7th and 8th Airlift Squadrons transported approximately 30 Soldiers and four Interim Armored Strykers in two C-17 Globemaster IIIs from
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Congratulations to the Airmen who graduated Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School March 22, 2018 at McChord Field, Wash. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo) Airman Leadership School Class 18-C graduates
Congratulations to the following Airmen who graduate the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, March 22.Globemaster FlightStaff Sgt. Tarrance Akins, 22nd Special Tactics SquadronSenior Airman Ryan Armitage, 627th Force Support Squadron                                     Staff Sgt. Kyle Brozka, 22nd Special Tactics
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Justin Boyer, 62nd Airlift Wing, Maintenance squadron, receives an award for the Civilian Category IIB at the 2017 Team McChord Annual Awards Banquet at the McChord Field Club, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 23, 2018. The annual awards included both the civilian and military members of Team McChord. 2017 Team McChord Annual Award winners announced
Team McChord announced the 2017 annual award winners Feb. 23 during the Team McChord Annual Awards Banquet at the McChord Field Club here.The awards recognized the best in 14 different categories, including civilians, enlisted, officers, teams and spouses.“To each of our award winners, you are among the best in the world,” said Col Rebecca Sonkiss,
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Congratulations to the Airmen who graduated Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School Jan. 5, 2018 at McChord Field, Wash. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo) Airman Leadership School Class 18-B graduates
Congratulations to the following Airmen who graduated the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, Jan. 5th. Senior Airman Cullen Davis, 627th Civil Engineer SquadronStaff Sgt. Erika Diaz, 627th Force Support SquadronSenior Airman Hayden Emery, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron                        Senior Airman Patrick Haas, 627th Security
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Col. Rebecca Sonkiss, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, returns a salute from graduating Airmen and their Military Training Instructors during a graduation parade, January 12, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. 62 AW visits BMT, witness volunteers become Airmen
Members of the 62nd Airlift Wing command staff traveled to Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to tour Basic Military Training Jan. 11-12.The visit gave Col Rebecca Sonkiss, 62nd AW commander, Chief Master Sgt. Jeffery Sandusky, 62nd AW command chief, and commanders from maintenance, aircraft maintenance, operations group, operations support, medical,
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Team McChord Airmen and family members clap during the newly revived enlisted promotion ceremony, Jan. 30, 2018, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Team McChord revives promotion ceremony
Team McChord held a newly revived enlisted promotion ceremony for Airmen Jan. 30 at the McChord theater, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.The ceremony, which has not existed for Airmen at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in several years and is planned to be a monthly event, recognizes Airmen promoting at all enlisted ranks.“There have been a lot of requests
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Potentential Government Shutdown - Planning encouraged Government Shutdown Planning
The current Continuing Resolution is set to expire Feb. 8.  With the status of the budget unclear, all service members are encouraged to plan ahead in case of an extended government shutdown. Including family and consulting with resources supervisors, first sergeants and unit leadership have available, may also help in the planning process.While
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Airmen assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing and 627th Air Base Group don mission oriented protective posture gear during Exercise Winterhook, Jan. 25, 2018 on the McChord Field flightline at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Throughout the exercise, Airmen demonstrated proficiency not only in utilizing MOPP gear effectively at all five levels, but in carrying out job-related tasks while wearing the gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Taylor) McChord Airmen survive Winterhook, improve readiness
More than 100 Airmen assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing and 627th Air Base Group participated in Exercise Winterhook at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, from Jan. 22 to 26.Winterhook was a two-phase readiness exercise designed to test Team McChord’s Airmen’s ability to survive and operate in a chemically or biologically contaminated
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