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Kate Jones, United Service Organizations Northwest Shali Center volunteer, serves lunch to Staff Sgt. Evan Cooper, 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technician, Mar. 21, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The Shali Center and its staff of volunteers stay busy throughout the year serving more than 48,000 troops annually. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Divine Cox) McChord USO Shali Center continues its support for the troops
Since 1941, the United Service Organizations has kept military men and women connected to their families, homes and country no matter where they are, or under what conditions they serve.The USO Northwest has been servicing the surrounding area since 1966 and continues to serve the men and women of Joint Base Lewis-McChord today.The USO Northwest
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A group of seven Mobility Guardian planners stand in front of a C-17 Globemaster III in a McChord Field hangar at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 15, 2017. The group coordinated an airspace plan for Air Mobility Command’s Mobility Guardian exercise that will take place here at JBLM this summer. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley) 100 sorties a day – Planning for Mobility Guardian 2017
A group of seven Mobility Guardian planners have been working tirelessly to coordinate the 100 sorties a day that will be flying out of McChord Field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, during this summer’s projected Air Mobility Command Mobility Guardian exercise.Maj. Sean McConville, 62nd Airlift Wing Mobility Guardian air planner and
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Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air Force surgeon general, holds an all-call with 62nd Medical Squadron Airmen March 7, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Among other topics, Ediger discussed the changing mission of deployed medical Airmen as members continue to deploy to more remote locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Sean Tobin) USAF, AMC surgeon generals visit McChord
Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air Force surgeon general, paid a visit to the 62nd Medical Squadron here March 7, to gain a better understanding of medical operations at McChord, and to touch base with Team McChord’s medical Airmen.Ediger was joined by Brig. Gen. Lee Payne, Air Mobility Command surgeon general, and Chief Master Sgt. Edward Pace, Air Force
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Airmen assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., watch a presentation about the Air Force Aid Society during the organization’s 75th Anniversary Celebration, March 10, 2017 at the Military Personnel Section on McChord Field. AFAS dates back to 1942 when Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold , Commanding General of the Army Air Forces, and his wife, Bee, turned the ideal of ‘Airmen helping Airmen’ into a reality. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) McChord Airmen celebrate the 75th Anniversary of AFAS
Airmen assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord gathered together in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Air Force Aid Society here, March 10.According to the AFAS website, the charitable organization dates back to the beginning of American involvement in World War II when Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold, Commanding General of the Army Air Forces, and
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Award winners of the 2016 Team McChord Annual Awards Banquet pose for a photo after the ceremony March 10, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The theme for this year’s banquet was winning the war in air, space and cyber using the knowledge of our millennials and the guest speaker was Col. Jeremy Horn, 194th Wing Washington Air National Guard commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox) Congratulations to the 2016 Team McChord Annual Awards winners
Congratulations to the following members of Team McChord who were named the 2016 Team McChord Annual Award recipients.Key SpouseMrs. Rachael Deaton, 62nd Airlift WingCivilian Category IMr. Donald Sablan, 627th Air Base GroupCivilian Category IIAMr. Lowell Mooney Jr., 62nd Airlift WingCivilian Category IIBMr. Edward Peterson, 627th Air Base
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The 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force conducted a test with a quadcopter to see how well it can conduct a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III March 6. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) USAF uses first drone for C-17 post flight inspection
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force used a quadcopter to conduct a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III on loan from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, here March 6. It was the first time the ET CTF flew an sUAS on the flightline and the second time the CTF
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A U.S. Army paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division prepares for the green "jump" light prior to a static line jump from a McChord C-17 Globemaster III March 3, 2017, somewhere over Fort Bragg, N.C. The late-night jump took place in darkness in order to exercise a tactical, nighttime infiltration into enemy territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Sean Tobin) 30 seconds of green
Team McChord Airmen along with Airmen from other Air Mobility Command units recently participated in the Battalion Mass Tactical Week exercise at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, Feb. 27 through March 2.   More than 100 Airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina; Joint
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Lt. Col. Jaron Roux, 62nd Operations Support Squadron commander, speaks during the lunch and leadership series March 3, 2017 at the McChord chapel support center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Roux talked about the importance of leading in your own skin. (U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Tim Chacon) Lead in your own skin
More than 70 Airmen gathered for the most recent installment of the Lunch and Leadership series at the McChord Field chapel support center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, March 3. This lecture was given by Lt. Col. Jaron Roux, 62nd Operations Support Squadron commander who talked about what he sees as the key elements to becoming a
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Senior Airman Tyler Sutherland, 62nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance apprentice, inspects a tool kit at the 62nd MXS support section on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Feb. 23, 2017. The 62nd MXS support section, which provides tools for C-17 Globemaster III maintenance here at McChord Field, managed to save approximately 1,452 man-hours annually by streamlining their equipment cleaning process. (Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley) Pursuit of the 12th man - MXS saves time and money
In a time where the Air Force maintainer shortage is at 4,000 fewer Airmen than needed, any opportunity to save money and or manpower is more than welcomed and the 62nd Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is doing just that.Maj. David Thompson, 62nd MXS commander, initiated a “Pursuit of the 12th Man” contest in his unit, where
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U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, incoming I Corps commanding general, shakes hands with an Airman prior to receiving an interactive C-17 brief during a tour on the McChord Field flightline, March 2, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The tour was designed to better acquaint Volesky with Air Force capabilities and mission sets prior to his transition as the I Corps commanding general. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) Incoming I Corps commanding general receives McChord Field orientation tour
In preparation for his upcoming transition as the JBLM I Corps commanding general, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky received an orientation tour of McChord Field, hosted by 62nd Airlift Wing leadership here, March 2. The tour, designed to familiarize Volesky with prominent wing missions and platforms, featured an interactive C-17 mission brief and
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