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Capt. Thomas Simmons, McChord Field chaplain, poses for a photo June 22, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Working directly with Airmen, chaplains provide motivational and inspirational advice and support to Airmen at their work centers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) Team McChord chaplains uplift Airmen
Dressed in the same uniform as the Airmen they serve, Team McChord chaplains do more than preach and pray. Charged with the responsibility to spiritually advise and counsel Airmen and leadership, chaplains help keep Airmen mission-ready and resilient to overcome work and home stresses. "What I'm finding is that a lot of Airmen haven't been able to
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2017
Col. Anthony Clavenna, 62nd Maintenance Group commander, speaks at the Lunch and Leadership Lecture June 16, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Clavenna provided his personal thoughts on leadership and command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox) MXG commander speaks at Lunch and Learn
More than 50 Airmen gathered at the McChord Club for this month’s Lunch and Leadership series, June 16 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.This month, the Lunch and Learn session featured one of Team McChord’s very own. Col. Anthony Clavenna, 62nd Maintenance Group commander, provided his personal thoughts on leadership and command.“All I’ve
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2017
Airman 1st Class Joshua Jourdan, 627th Logistics Readiness Squadron deployment specialist, poses for a photo June 13, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Jourdan gave life-saving care to a Team McChord Airman June 5, 2017, by performing the Heimlich maneuver. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez)   Wingman saves choking Airman
It was a normal day for a group of Airmen enjoying a meal together until things went from fun to dangerous. Airman 1st Class Chelsea Lowery, 627th Logistics Readiness Squadron customer service technician, became unable to breath after she started choking on a piece of food June 5. Luckily, Lowery was not alone and received assistance from Airman
0 6/15
2017
Col. Ethan Griffin, 436th Airlift Wing commander, greets Carlene Joseph with Harborstone Credit Union in Washington, after arriving on a C-17 Globemaster III June 7, 2017 on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Joseph, an Air Mobility Command civic leader to Gen. Carlton Everhart, AMC commander, Scott AFB, Ill., and 18 honorary commanders and civic leaders from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., came to Dover for a three-day Community Relations Tour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik) Team Dover hosts McChord Civic Leaders
Nineteen honorary commanders and civic leaders from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, came to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, for a three-day Community Relations Tour, June 7-9, 2017.The purpose of hosting the CRT was to expose JBLM members to the similar and unique missions of another Air Mobility Command base and to foster relationships with
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Team McChord leadership and first sergeants prepare plates for Airmen and their families at the Hearts Apart dinner June 6, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The semi-annual event was hosted by the McChord Chapel, commanders, senior enlisted and first sergeants to support families of deployed Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez)  Team McChord gives back to families
Airmen and their families enjoyed a free dinner and an evening filled with a variety of activities at the Hearts Apart dinner June 6, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The semi-annual event was hosted by the McChord Chapel, commanders, senior enlisted and first sergeants to support families of recently, presently, and soon-to-be deployed
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2017
Graduates of the Community College of the Air Force stand with distinguished guests following a commencement ceremony, June 2, 2017 at the McChord Theater at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The CCAF provides Airmen an opportunity to leverage their military training toward furthering their education. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Taylor) Team McChord honors newest CCAF graduates
Dozens of Team McChord members joined the ranks of the more than 500,000 Airmen who have earned degrees through the Community College of the Air Force, and walked across the stage during a commencement ceremony June 2 at the McChord Theater.Guest speakers, Col. Stephen Snelson, 62nd Airlift Wing vice commander, and James Pepin, executive director
0 6/05
2017
Staff Sergeant Bryan Wilson, 116th Weather Flight weather forecaster, fires an M-4 Carbine rifle from a kneeling position during the Elementary Level Rifle Excellence Competition May 31, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Competitors shot from four different positions providing shooters the opportunity to score a maximum of 500 points. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez)  Airmen set sights on excellence in competition
Team McChord Airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, put their marksmen skills to the test May 29-30 during the Elementary Level Rifle Excellence Competition at JBLM.  The competition was hosted by the 627th Security Forces Squadron combat arms section to provide an opportunity for Airmen to compete for the U.S. Air Force Excellence in
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F-106A Delta Dart jet fighter is displayed at the McChord Field Heritage Hill Air Park May 5, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The F-106 was flown at McChord under the 318th Fighter Interceptor Squadron from 1960-1983. (Courtesy photo) Remembering the past, exploring the present, honoring the fallen
Nearly 37 years after the crash of an aircraft approaching McChord Field, an aviation archeologist discovered remnants of the crashed jet. David Trojan, an aviation archeologist came across various pieces of Capt. Mark Van Stone’s downed Convair F-106A Delta Dart jet fighter after examining the crash site May 3 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord,
0 6/05
2017
The tall grass alongside the sidewalk between the McChord Field lodging and the Civil Air Patrol building still remains uncut, June 1, 2017 on McChord Field, Wash. Numerous complaints have been received regarding the tall grass and lack of grounds maintenance on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and an effort is being made to address those concerns and explain why the base is in this current state, with the hopes that it is fixed within the next few months. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox)
Why is the grass so tall on McChord?
For the past few months members who work on McChord, those visiting and those living on McChord have noticed that the grass has grown out of control and that the grounds maintenance has seemed to go by the way side. Both the Joint Base Lewis-McChord and 62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs offices have received numerous complaints on this situation and
0 6/01
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Team McChord Airmen wait to be tested at the McChord testing center in building 100, May 25, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The testing center is responsible for ensuring continuity of official test material and to ensure Airmen receive standardized testing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) McChord Testing Center develops Airmen
From multiple choice promotion exams to simulated flight test, the McChord testing center administers all force development official tests to Airmen on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.  The testing center is responsible for ensuring continuity of official test material and to ensure Airmen receive standardized testing for promotion,
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