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A group of U.S. Army Soldiers and U.S. Air Force Airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., meet with Suzie Wiley, executive producer for the King 5 “New Day” show prior to competing in an on-air trivia show against a group of civilians, Feb. 28, 2017 in Seattle, Wash. Though the score was neck-and-neck throughout the first several rounds of competition, the team from Joint Base Lewis-McChord walked away from the match as victors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) Team JBLM crushes New Day Trivia challenge ‘Game On!’
Army Staff Sgt. Anthony Scott didn’t make the cut when he tried out for “Jeopardy” more than a decade ago, but the trivia skills he’d learned since then paid off when he and a team of fellow Soldiers and Airmen joined forces on King 5’s “New Day Northwest Game On! Trivia Challenge” Feb. 28 in Seattle.Scott joined Army 1st Lt. Brendan Rhatican, Air
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To avoid a runway incursion, Mr. Urouse Williams, 62nd Airlift Wing airfield driving program manager, demonstrates the proper way of contacting the air traffic control tower for clearance to drive on the McChord airfield Feb. 28, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. A runway incursion is any unauthorized presence of an aircraft, vehicle or person on the safety protected area of a surface designated for the landing and take-off of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox) Maintaining a safe and operational airfield
A runway incursion is considered as any unauthorized presence of an aircraft, vehicle or person on the safety protected area of a surface designated for the landing and take-off of aircraft according to Airfield Management.Here at McChord Field, the 62nd Operations Support Squadron airfield management section is the go-to office in the case of an
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Eileen Rodriguez, McChord Field airfield manager, smiles for a photo Feb. 21, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Rodriguez has served at McChord since 2004, and is a cancer survivor, who attributes her healing to the strong support she received from her squadron members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) Veteran survives cancer with help from Wingmen
The airfield management team across the Air Force plays an integral part in ensuring aircraft operations run smoothly around the clock.  A critical part of that team is the airfield manager and at McChord Field, part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Eileen Rodriguez has been that critical member since 2004. She first came to McChord as a
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sylvia Feigum, a combat oriented supply organization journeyman with the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, marshals in a Boeing 777-200 at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 16, 2017. Feigum’s primary role as a COSO is to coordinate supply requests for C-17 Globemaster III aircraft maintenance, but because of her additional duties here she also has the opportunity to guide aircraft to their parking spot. This particular aircraft happened to be carrying her husband, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Feigum, a combat crew communications journeyman with the 816th Expeditionary Air Lift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cynthia A. Innocenti) Deployed together: Married Airmen share unique experience
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar— The sky tints with a grey haze, damp concrete calmly reflects ramp lights in the distance, and a light mist dampens the sage uniform worn by Senior Airman Sylvia Feigum as she illuminates the orange marshaling wands in her hands. After she crosses her arms above her head signaling the aircraft to stop, Feigum walks swiftly
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Congratulations to the Airmen who graduated Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School Feb. 16, 2017 at McChord Field, Wash. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo) Congratulations to ALS Class 17-B
Congratulations to the following Airmen who graduated the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, Feb. 16.Senior Airman Luis Martinez, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron Senior Airman Cody Johnson, 627th Security Forces SquadronSenior Airman Michael Loveless, 62nd Comptroller SquadronSenior Airman Robert Addison, 5th Airlift Support Operations Senior
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Staff Sgt. Kursten Harris, 62nd Maintenance Group plans, scheduling and documentation office NCO in charge, reviews schedules Feb. 22, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The 62nd MXG plans, scheduling and documentation office schedules hundreds of maintenance actions yearly for aircraft and track past, current and future maintenance actions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) We are the checks and balances
Team McChord Airmen operate on a global scale, performing worldwide airlift, but without the proper oversight these missions would not happen. Two of the many offices responsible for ensuring McChord aircraft are meeting all maintenance standards and are in optimal condition to support these missions is the 62nd Maintenance Group’s Scheduling and
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Members of the 627th Civil Engineer Squadron walk through thick brush on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 16, 2017. The team traveled more than 1,500 meters in approximately two hours to reach their three coordinates using a compass, map and azimuth. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley) 627th CES finds their way with land nav
More than 50 members of the 627th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in a land navigation course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Feb. 16 as part of their annual training requirement.The group spent three hours in a classroom learning the basics of land navigation including map orientation and grid coordinates, prior to putting their
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Airman 1st Class Arlena Harges, 627th Force Support Squadron food services apprentice, prepares a box meal in the McChord flight kitchen Feb. 14, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The flight kitchen prepares boxed meals that are available to flight crews, dorm residents, active duty members paying cash, and Department of Defense employees who would not be able to attend the Olympic Dining Facility during regular hours of operation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox) McChord Flight kitchen keeps Airmen mission ready
Members of Team McChord never have to worry about missing a meal because the 627th Force Support Squadron flight kitchen is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing boxed meals at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.The flight kitchen prepares boxed meals that are available to flight crews, dorm residents, active duty members paying cash
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Exceptional Family Member Program Demystifying the EFMP family member relocation process
A permanent change of station can be a stressful event for military families.  For Airmen who have family members with special needs, a PCS can be even more stressful due to concerns about whether proper medical care will be available. Fortunately, the 62nd Medical Squadron’s Exceptional Family Member Program is here to help families through the
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Joint Base Lewis McChord leadership visits a static C-17 Globemaster III on the McChord Field, flightline Feb. 9, 2017, on JBLM, Wash. The group of more than 30 Army officers attended a 62nd Airlift Wing mission presentation briefed by Col. Leonard Kosinski, 62 AW commander. (Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley) 62nd Airlift Wing hosts JBLM leadership
To get a better understanding of what missions, units and capabilities their Air Force counterparts do here on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Army senior leaders attended an Air Force orientation tour Feb. 9, on McChord Field.“This may be the first time we’ve had a brief like this,” said Col. Leonard Kosinski, 62nd Airlift Wing commander. “[The
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