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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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Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command commander, moves C-17 Globemaster III into pre-contact position during an air refueling near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Jan. 25, 2018. Everhart visited JBLM to witness full-spectrum readiness in action during Team McChord’s Exercise Winterhook. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) AMC/CC visits JBLM, focuses on readiness
The commander of Air Mobility Command visited McChord Field, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Jan. 25 and witnessed full-spectrum readiness in action.According to Gen. Carlton Everhart II, full-spectrum readiness describes the way the Air Force maintains the skills and knowledge required to deploy quickly and operate effectively in a full
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Default Air Force Logo 62nd Airlift Wing takes to the skies in history-making joint exercise
The 62nd Airlift Wing partnered with fellow mobility forces and the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division for a joint forcible entry exercise, Dec. 8 through 11 here.The purpose of the exercise, which featured a record-breaking C-17 Globemaster III formation of 36 aircraft, was threefold: to practice taking operational control in an emergency
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Air Force Col. (Dr.) Kimberly Pietszak, interim chief, Department of Quality Services, and assistant chief, Department of Medicine, examines Air Force Col. Patrick McCain at San Antonio Military Medical Center, Aug 26, 2015.  Getting regular checkups are vital step in maintaining one’s Individual Medical Readiness and aids an Airman’s ability to support the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Corey Toye) Medically ready to be mission ready
From periodic health assessments to regular dental exams, every Airman should know the importance of maintaining their Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) at all times.
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Col. Sonkiss, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, left, presents Master Sgt. Benjamin Harrison, 4th Airlift Squadron first sergeant, with the Healthy Squadron Award trophy Dec. 13, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Award recognizes wellness in action
The 4th Airlift Squadron earned the Healthy Squadron Award during the trophy's inaugural presentation here, Dec. 13. Col. Rebecca Sonkiss presented the trophy to Master Sgt. Benjamin Harrison, 4th AS first sergeant, on behalf of his unit, in recognition of wellness accomplishments throughout 2017.The Healthy Squadron Award supports the Commander’s
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Maj. Stephanie Proellochs carefully inspects her leg and prosthesis after a round of physical therapy exercises at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Nov. 15, 2017. Proellochs underwent an amputation as a result of a malignant tumor that spread. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karina Luis) Embracing the uncharted life as an amputee – An Airman’s story of resiliency (Part 2)
Maj. Stephanie Proellochs (PRE’-locks), a recent amputee, gazes up at the rock climbing wall at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s physical therapy center in Bethesda, Maryland. She recalled the time she witnessed a Service member who had lost his arm effortlessly climb his way to the top.
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Airmen complete life-saving mission Airmen complete life-saving mission
After completing days of continuous flights, one 4th Airlift Squadron air crew took on a seemingly impossible mission. Tasked to transport a U.S. Navy Sailor in critical condition, Airmen from the 4th AS raced against time to get the patient suffering from injuries sustained in an IED explosion, from Baghdad to Ramstein Air Base, Germany.   The
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Team McChord takes part in T2 beta testing Service members take part in T2 beta testing
Airmen from the 1st Weather Squadron volunteered to provide feedback for the Defense Health Agency at JBLM Dec. 14. The Airmen provided input for resources being evaluated that will eventually be issued to service members across the Department of Defense. “The feedback from Airmen is going to lead what revisions will be made to the brochures and
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Stephanie Proellochs relies on her wheelchair as she heads in to her daily physical therapy session at Walter Reed Medical Center, Nov. 8, 2017. Proellochs received a below-the-knee amputation in September 2017 to treat a malignant tumor that had metastasized and spread. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karina Luis) Every journey begins with a single step – An Airman’s story of resiliency (Part 1)
This started as a story about an Airman fighting cancer, overcoming the odds, and returning to active duty. Unfortunately, stories about cancer are rarely so simple, and just when the finish line is in site, new challenges can present themselves. Such is the case for Maj. Stephanie Proellochs, a Medical Service Corps (MSC) officer, who after a year of treatment and the amputation of her left foot, thought she was cancer-free in November.
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be difficult to detect with its typical lack of physical markers. Knowing the signs and symptoms of TBI is critical and ensures Airmen can return to duty. (U.S. Air Force photo) Air Force tackles Traumatic Brain Injury with early detection and holistic approach to treatment
With over 3,000 cases of traumatic brain injury on average per year, TBI continues to be a significant issue for Airmen and readiness. TBI is an invisible wound, meaning the lack of physical markers often makes it difficult to detect or for others to understand the severity. Understanding the symptoms of TBI is crucial for immediate evaluation and treatment and to ensure medical readiness with minimal downtime. The Air Force Medical Service continues to improve TBI care with the upcoming Invisible Wounds Center at Eglin Air Force Base.
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