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Suicide Prevention Month graphic Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle
September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
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McChord leadership honor loadmaster legend McChord leadership honor loadmaster legend
A rare honor was bestowed on a prior McChord Airman and his family during a street renaming ceremony Aug. 19 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.   The ceremony unveiled McChord Field’s  newly renamed street Chief Master Sgt. William M. Cannon Boulevard, previously 5th Street Northeast on Heritage Hill. The late Cannon was a retired McChord loadmaster who
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62nd Maintenance Group welcomes new commander 62nd Maintenance Group welcomes new commander
The 62nd Maintenance Group commander handed over the reins to the incoming commander, during a change of command ceremony Aug. 14 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Col. Reba Sonkiss, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, presided over the ceremony in which Col. Anthony Babcock, assumed command from Col. James Clavenna. The change of command ceremony is a
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Maintainer Mobility Guardian draws to an end
Crews flew approximately 1,200 hours in eight days, executing almost 650 sorties during Exercise Mobility Guardian, July 31 to Aug. 12, 2017.
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AFMS MTFs Pilot Medical Readiness Air Force Military Treatment Facilities pilot medical readiness
Air Force Medicine has a non-stop global readiness mission. Medical Airmen must be prepared to deploy on short notice to provide life-saving and performance-enhancing healthcare in diverse, austere, and isolated locations, and all Airmen must be medically ready to deploy. To achieve this readiness mission, the Air Force Medical Service operates 76
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Mobility Guardian Colombian Air Force leads multinational airdrop mission
The Colombian Air Force conducted a multinational personnel airdrop mission from their Casa 295 aircraft during Exercise Mobility Guardian Aug. 6.The French and Pakistani Air Forces participated in the mission which the Colombians planned, led and executed with support from the U.S. Air Force.“The U.S. planning cell provided us with a lot of
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Air Mobility Command commander visits McChord Air Mobility Command commander visits McChord

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Smoke from the British Columbia, Canada wildfires, which has resulted in a burn ban for the Tacoma area, blankets the Joint Base Lewis-McChord flightline, Aug. 2,2017. The multiple fires have created pollution and visibility concerns for those participating in Mobility Guardian. More than 3,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and international partners converged on the state of Washington in support of Mobility Guardian. The exercise is intended to test the abilities of the Mobility Air Forces to execute rapid global mobility missions in dynamic, contested environments. Mobility Guardian is Air Mobility Command's premier exercise, providing an opportunity for the Mobility Air Forces to train with joint and international partners in airlift, air refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. The exercise is designed to sharpen Airmen’s skills in support of combatant commander requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez) US, foreign military pilots navigate through Alaskan, Canadian wildfire smoke
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Training scenarios for U.S. military and 11 partnering nation pilots who are participating in Air Mobility Command’s large-scale exercise, Mobility Guardian, now also include reduced visibility due to wildfires.The smoke, which is a milky haze, descended upon much of Washington State August 1, 2017.“This phenomenon
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2017
A Stryker vehicle is backed onto a Royal Air Force A-400M aircraft by 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team Soldiers on the McChord Field flightline on May 18, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The Soldiers used the training opportunity to prep for Mobility Guardian, where dozens of international partners will be working together with U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tim Chacon) JBLM kicks off exercise Mobility Guardian
Exercise Mobility Guardian, Air Mobility Command’s premier readiness exercise, kicked off at Joint Base Lewis-McChord July 30 and will continue through Aug. 11.Mobility Guardian is an international combat flying operations exercise designed to develop and improve tactics, techniques and procedures that enhance air mobility operations and improve
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U.S. Rep. John Garamendi and Gen. Carlton Everhart discuss rapid global mobility during a Mobile Air Forces Caucus breakfast in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2017. Everhart was asked to speak with lawmakers about worldwide mobility operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett)
AMC commander meets with Congress, mobility air force caucus
The Air Mobility Command commander, Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, was invited by Congress to speak to congressional leaders at the Congressional Mobility Air Forces Caucus Breakfast, July 12, in Washington D.C.
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