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Two McChord C-17 Globemaster IIIs fly over the Mountain Home Range Complex, Idaho, May 17, 2016. The McChord tails were two of seven C-17s working with F-15 Strike Eagles C-17s in training as part of a Large Force Exercise at the Mountain Home Range Complex in preparation for Air Mobility Command’s next generation exercise Mobility Guardian. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley) Mobility Guardian planning – informing the community
Lt. Col. Dan DeYoung, Joint Base Lewis- McChord Mobility Guardian director, met with community leaders at the Lakewood Military Affairs Committee, April 18, to brief and inform on what impact the community can expect from the upcoming Mobility Guardian Exercise that will take place here July 30 – Aug. 12.“Air Mobility Command is calling this their
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Retired Lt. Col. Paul Needham, a former Iranian hostage tells his story of being held captive to Airmen during Wingman Day April 14, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Needham told Airmen the challenges he faced while being held captive in Iran. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez)   Former Iranian hostage speaks at Wingman Day
Team McChord Airmen took part in the bi-annual Wingman Day April 14, at the American Lake Conference Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. This Wingman Day was unique because it featured guest speaker Dr. Paul Needham, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and former Iranian hostage. The day was focused on Airmen supporting each other
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Airmen and Soldiers load a Rough Terrain Container Handler onto a C-17 Globemaster III during a Mission Oriented Training exercise April 13, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The RTCH weighs 121,000 pounds and is used for moving shipping containers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) JBLM Airmen and Soldiers train for the unexpected
The Airmen and Soldiers of Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington have learned how to train for the unexpected. Team McChord Airmen along with Lewis Soldiers recently participated in a Mission Oriented Training exercise April 13 on the McChord Field flightline. Loadmasters from the 62nd Airlift Wing trained alongside Soldiers from the 13th Combat
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62nd Operations Support Squadron Air traffic Controllers look on at the McChord Field flight line from the tower on April 11, 2017, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Their job is to separate aircraft in the air and on the ground and ensure everyone’s safety all while getting the aircraft in and out as quickly as possible from the air field. (Air Force Photo/ Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley) McChord Tower- Communication is more than key
The 62nd Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control Tower at McChord responded quickly to prevent an aircraft incident April 11, 2017, on the McChord runway, when an U.S. Navy P-3 Orion seemingly lost all radio communications with them.The P-3 was on the active runway preparing to depart, when they were cleared to take off and did not
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The Air Force women’s rugby sevens team huddles together after a practice in Las Vegas, March 1, 2017. The team, the Air Force’s first official women’s rugby team, is made up of 19 women from around the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta Ika) U.S. Air Force women break another barrier
Since 1948, one year after the Air Force became a separate service, women have served in the Air Force. From 1976 when women were allowed in the Air Force as equal members to 2016 when all combat jobs where opened to women, Air Force women have been breaking historical barriers.Recently, another barrier was broken when for the first time in
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Devin Craig, Jimmy John’s director of operations and 4th Airlift Squadron honorary commander, talks about leadership traits admired by others during McChord Lunch and Learn April 7, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The title of this month’s event was called, “What Exactly is Leadership?" and focused on breaking down the different traits that make a good leader. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) Local business executive speaks at McChord’s Lunch and Learn
This month McChord’s Lunch and Learn session featured a local business leader as the guest speaker. Devin Craig, Jimmy John’s director of operations and 4th Airlift Squadron honorary commander provided in-depth leadership advice from an experienced business viewpoint April 7 at the McChord Chapel Support Center.  The title of this month’s event was
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Airmen and civilians from the 62nd Maintenance Squadron move a replacement C-17 Globemaster III flap with a crane April 6, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The new flap arrived at the base on March 22 and took more than a week to be prepped for the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tim Chacon)  62nd MXG maintainers perform C-17 flap change
Team McChord Airmen recently performed an uncommon maintenance action to a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flight control as maintainers from the 62nd Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington changed out a faulty C-17 flap April 6.   The 2,200 pound flap replaced a faulty flap and is the first flap change to ever be completed by
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Col. (ret.) Ralph Jenkins (right), World War II 510th Fighter Squadron commander, along with his family and members of the 62nd Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., at his residence in Seattle, raise a toast to the fallen comrades of the 510th FS, April 7, 2017. The toast was made possible as Airmen of McChord Field, part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., and Airmen of Vandenberg Air Force Base, California worked together to ensure these heroes were reunited. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tim Chacon) A toast for the ages: 510th Fighter Squadron WWII members reunite
It was a pact made many years ago when the aging members of the 510th Fighter Squadron from World War II decided to they could no longer attend their annual reunions.The pact, a deal that the last two surviving members of that unit would share a final toast of Brandy in support of their fallen comrades, came to happen April 7 in Seattle, Washington
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More than 200 members of the 1st Air Support Operations Group, 194th ASOG, 62nd Airlift Wing and Joint Base Lewis- McChord, Wash., both military and civilian, run their last lap of the Tactical Air Control Party 24-hour memorial run at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on March 31, 2017. In total they raised approximately $6,000 dollars towards the TACP-Association that has given more than $200K back to the community and their families. (Air Force Photo/ Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley) TACP Airmen hold annual memorial run to honor fallen
 More than 200 members, military and civilian, of the 1st Air Support Operations Group, 194th ASOG and Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash., ran and walked 1, 486 miles to raise money for the Tactical Air Control Party Association and to honor TACP Airmen who have died in combat or training.Master Sgt. Shawn Leonard, 5th Air Support Operations Squadron
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Mr. Brad Boland (right), President O-Neill Transfer and Storage Co., hands off a bottle of 1945 Calvados brandy to Master Sgt. Todd Wivell, 62nd Airlift Wing chief of public affairs, March 5, 2017 at the O-Neill business office in Beaverton, Oregon. Boland, along with other members from the east coast to the west coast, assisted in transporting two separate bottles of this brandy in order to help two World War II veterans complete a pact to toast their fallen comrades. (Courtesy photo
From the east coast to the west coast: the journey of two bottles to reunite WWII members
It is approximately 2,800 miles from Fredericksburg, Virginia to Seattle, Washington and can take more than four days of driving to make this trip. That is exactly what took place when two bottles of 1945 Calvados brandy were transported from Fredericksburg the week of March 22 and as one bottle arrived to Seattle the week of April 7,  the other
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