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Airman 1st Class Sabatino DiMascio, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communication/navigation mission systems specialist, performs functions checks on equipment March 29, 2017 on the flightline at McChord Field, Wash. While on duty, DiMascio works on electronics and avionics such as radios, GPS and anti-missile defense systems; off duty, he is a member of the pit-crew at a Washington speedway. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz)  The chase, the fight, the hunt: 62nd AMXS Airman hits the raceway
“You’re out there on the track and you feel the adrenaline,” said Airman 1st Class Sabatino DiMascio, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communication/navigation mission systems specialist. “With the wind blowing around you, the smell of the exhaust, the roar of the engine; you can accelerate, break or pass,” he continued, smiling. “You pass a car
0 4/04
2017
Capt. Brad Fisher, 62nd Operations Group commander’s inspection program chief, reviews guidance in his office March 24, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Fisher was notified of his selection March 22, 2017 to the Olmsted Scholarship Program, a leadership program which aims to produce the next generation of warrior-scholars. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) McChord Captain selected for Olmsted Scholarship
Capt. Brad Fisher, 62nd Operations Group commander’s inspection program chief, was notified March 22 of his selection to the Olmsted Scholarship Program, a leadership program offered to only a small number of Air Force officers each year. The Olmsted Foundation was established by General George H. Olmsted in 1959. His vision was for military
0 3/31
2017
Staff Sgt. Austin Williams, 627th logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, inspects a strobe light for a deicer March 30, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Vehicle maintenance technicians are responsible for maintaining all government vehicles assigned to McChord Field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) McChord Airmen keep flightline mobile
From all-terrain vehicles to snow plows, Airmen from the 627th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management flight work on and are responsible for maintaining all government vehicles assigned to McChord Field.  “We accomplish anything from scheduled maintenance, such as an oil change, to rebuilding an engine,” said Master Sgt. Seung Chong, 627th
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Airman 1st Class Jonathan Hailey, 627th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, stands guard on the McChord Field flightline Mar. 28, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Armed and trained Airmen from the 627th SFS answer the call of duty every day to ensure the McChord Field flightline is secure at all times by patrolling it with vigilance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox) McChord security forces, protecting the flightline around the clock
Here at McChord Field, the men and women of the 627th Security Forces Squadron have a very important job, which is to ensure the safety and well-being of all personnel, their families and base assets 24/7.Armed and trained Airmen from the 627th SFS answer the call of duty every day to ensure the McChord Field flightline is secure at all times by
0 3/30
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Nyah Hall, dependent of Tech. Sgt. Quincy Hall, 62nd Operations Support Squadron loadmaster and a sophomore at Clover Park High School, poses for a photo, March 28, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Hall, a sophomore at Clover Park High School, was named Washington State Military Youth of the Year during a Boys and Girls Club event, March 23, 2017 in Seattle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) JBLM wins big: Claims MYOY title two years running
  For the second consecutive year, a dependent from Team Joint Base Lewis-McChord was named Washington State Military Youth of the Year during a Boys and Girls Club event, March 23 in Seattle.Nyah Hall, dependent of Tech. Sgt. Quincy Hall, 62nd Operations Support Squadron loadmaster and a sophomore at Clover Park High School, spoke to an audience
0 3/29
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Logfest attendees 2017 socialize over a catered meal March 24, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. More than 500 Airmen and families were in attendance to recognize this year’s Knucklebuster nominees. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez)  Team McChord hosts Logfest 2017
Cheering and applause were heard all evening at Team McChord’s Logfest 2017. The 62nd Maintenance Group hosted the annual event, March 24 to recognize McChord’s top logisticians.    “Tonight we've recognized 76 nominees and had the terribly difficult job of selecting five of our best among them,” said Col. James Clavenna, 62nd MXG commander. “Any
0 3/28
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Senior Airman Facundo Santamina (left), 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief and Staff Sgt. James Pomeroy, 62nd AMXS crew chief, review a technical order prior to performing maintenance on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft March 20, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. In order to inspect and diagnose aircraft maintenance issues, crew chiefs go through more than five months of technical training and months of on the job training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez)      McChord crew chiefs - More than turning wrenches
C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on McChord Field cannot takeoff without the help of the 62nd Maintenance Group crew chiefs. A jack of all trades and a generalist in aircraft maintenance, crew chiefs are responsible for maintaining all of the 48 C-17s assigned to McChord.“We are the first line of defense when it comes to maintenance,” said Senior
0 3/24
2017
Stillen Rivera, Team McChord’s newest “Pilot for a Day” participant, gets fitted for night-vision goggles at the 62nd Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment section, March 23, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Stillen was also able to test out the SERE emergency evacuation hanging harness, climb to the top of the control tower, visit the base fire station, fly a C-17 simulation and board a C-17 static on the McChord Field flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) Team McChord gains new ‘Pilot for a Day’
Team McChord’s newest pilot had a busy first day. “Pilot for a Day” participant, Stillen Rivera, along with his mother, sister and grandparents, tested out the emergency evacuation hanging harness and climbed to the top of the control tower; they got the chance to try out night vision goggles with the 62nd Operations Support Squadron Aircrew
0 3/24
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Members of Team McChord collect garbage along Perimeter Road outside the Barnes Gate at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 17, 2017. Approximately 40 volunteers, coordinated by Staff Sgt. Joshua Barnes, 7th Airlift Squadron C-17A loadmaster, collected 465 pounds of trash from a two-mile stretch on Perimeter Road. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) Airmen kick-off spring cleaning, beautify Perimeter Road
  Dozens of Team McChord Airmen launched a clean-up effort outside the gates of Joint Base Lewis, McChord, Washington, March 17.The Perimeter Road beautification project was orchestrated by Staff Sgt. Joshua Barnes, 7th Airlift Squadron C-17A loadmaster, who believes demonstrating good stewardship helps the military community keep faith with
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Senior Airman William Schlee (left), 627th Logistic Readiness Squadron material handling equipment mechanic and Airman 1st Class Justyn Zangwill (right), 627th LRS fire truck and refuel maintenance journeyman, detangle hoses on a McChord Field fire truck, March 21, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The fire truck was having mechanical issues and Schlee and Zangwill were able to identify the issue and fix it for $2,000 instead of contracting it out for an estimated cost of $70,000. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox) 627th Airmen identifies vehicle issue and saves AF $68k
According to Micromain Corporation, doing preventative maintenance on your vehicle is one of the easiest ways to save money in the long run.Maintenance Airmen from the 627th Logistic Readiness Squadron learned first-hand just how important performing preventative maintenance really is.“The 627th Civil Engineer Squadron fire fighters were out
0 3/23
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