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(U.S. Air Force infographic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) AF announces Enlisted Professional Military Education redesign
Air Force officials announced major changes to the enlisted professional military education program today via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or “EPME 21.”A major initiative of EPME 21 is that time in service will no longer dictate an Airman’s EPME enrollment -- Airmen will only be required to
0 7/18
2017
Col. Rebecca Sonkiss (right), 62nd Airlift Wing commander, accepts the 62nd AW guidon from Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck (left), 18th Air Force commander, during a change of command ceremony July 14, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Sonkiss is the former vice wing commander of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing. Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Divine Cox)  Sonkiss takes command of the 62 AW
Col. Rebecca Sonkiss assumed command of the 62nd Airlift Wing from outgoing commander, Col. Leonard Kosinski, during a change of command ceremony, July 14 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.As 62nd AW commander, Sonkiss will lead Team McChord in delivering safe and reliable global airlift. She is responsible for the readiness of more than 2,400 active
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2017
Lt. Col. Daniel Magruder, commander  of the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, speaks to Airmen about joint leadership July 7, 2017, at a Lunch N’ Learn event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. As a Special Tactics officer who largely operates in joint air and ground domains, Magruder spoke about lessons he’s learned from joint deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez)    Airmen learn about joint leadership
Airmen were challenged to think outside their normal scope of leadership and learn how to become strong joint leaders during the Lunch N’ Learn event, July 7, at the McChord Chapel Support Center.  One of Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen David Goldfein’s priorities, strengthening joint leaders and teams, is a topic guest speaker Lt. Col. Daniel
0 7/17
2017
Col. Daniel Morgan, Joint Base Lewis-McChord installation commander, and Col. Leonard Kosinski, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, unveil the new name of a C-17 Globemaster III July 5, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The Spirit of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, tail number 10-0220 is newest C-17 of McChord’s permanently assigned C-17 fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez)  JBLM commemorates joint partnership through aircraft renaming
Airmen, Soldiers and guests gathered together to reflect on the accomplishments of service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and to honor their service through the renaming of a C-17 Globemaster III.  The C-17, tail number 10-0220, was named the Spirit of Joint Base Lewis-McChord during a renaming ceremony July 5 to honor all service members
0 7/07
2017
The Air Force Medical Service is launching a mobile app that will let users access the news and information available on the AFMS website right from their smartphones. New Air Force health mobile app available for patients
The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
0 7/06
2017
Senior Airman Ethan Eastling, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintainer, receives career counseling from Steve Holley, Service Member for Life Transition Assistance Program unit outreach team member, June 27, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.  The SFL TAP provides relevant and practical tools and services to help transitioning service members reintegrate into the civilian workforce. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez)    Transition program keeps service members employed
The transition from military to civilian life is inevitable for every service member, but with help from the Service Member for Life Transition Assistance program, it doesn’t have to be done alone.  The SFL TAP on Joint Base Lewis-McChord provides relevant and practical tools and services to help transitioning service members reintegrate into the
0 6/29
2017
Tech. Sgt. John Major, 62nd Airlift Wing manpower and organization NCOIC, reviews a manpower document June 29, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The 62nd Airlift Wing manpower and organization office advises Team McChord leadership on issues pertaining to wartime and peacetime manpower resources, organization structure, productivity and performance management. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox) Manpower: Crunching the numbers and advising leadership
Small but mighty, the six-person manpower office here has been crunching the numbers and advising leadership on their resources.The 62nd Airlift Wing manpower and organization office advises Team McChord leadership on issues pertaining to wartime and peacetime manpower resources, organization structure, productivity and performance management.“Our
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2017
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
0 6/23
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
0 6/20
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
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