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Maj. Gen. Christopher Bence (left), U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, presents the 627th Air Base Group guidon to Col. William Percival, 627th ABG commander during a change of command ceremony May 24, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Percival assumed command of the group from the outgoing commander Col. Will Phillips. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox) Percival takes command of 627 ABG
Col. William Percival assumed command of the 627th Air Base Group, from the unit's outgoing commander, Col. Will Phillips, during a change of command ceremony conducted May 24 at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington.Maj. Gen. Christopher Bence, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, hosted the ceremony for the 627th ABG.“What an honor it is
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Maj. Rodger Welding (far left), 62nd Operation Support Squadron C-17 pilot and assistant director of operations, poses for a group photo with nine other fellows selected for the Mansfield Fellowship Program May 16, 2017. The Mansfield Fellowship Program, named after Mike Mansfield, former U.S. ambassador to Japan, U.S. Senate majority leader, and U.S. congressman from Montana, is a first-of-its-kind professional development and international exchange program for federal employees. (Courtesy photo) 62nd OSS officer selected for Mansfield Fellowship Program
C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 62nd Operation Support Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington will soon be on his way to Japan after being accepted for one of the world's most prestigious international fellowship programs.Maj. Rodger Welding, 62nd OSS C-17 pilot and assistant director of operations, was recently selected to be part of
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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) Prepping for Mobility Guardian 2017
For the first time ever at McChord Field, an A-400M Royal Air Force Aircraft was parked on the McChord flightline for international operations. Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team along with 62nd Airlift Wing members worked with members from the RAF to load a Stryker combat vehicle onto the aircraft.The training was held to create
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Col. Leonard Kosinski, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, speaks to members of Team McChord during an all-call at the base theater May 17, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Kosinski used this time as an opportunity to talk about important announcements and information affecting Team McChord. He also spoke on McChord’s mission and resiliency, and ended the all call with a question-and-answer session. Utilizing a phone application, Airmen were allowed to text in their questions and receive immediate answers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox) 62 AW members attend Wing CC All Call
Col. Leonard Kosinski, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, held two separate sessions of all-calls at the McChord theater May 17, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.Kosinski used this time as an opportunity to talk about important announcements and information affecting Team McChord. He also spoke on McChord’s mission and resiliency, and ended the
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jabari Superville, left, hands two shipping manifests to Senior Airman Airiana Magee, both with the 379th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron to ensures the invoice matches the shipment at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar May 10, 2017. Each week, a small team of Airmen work together to review shipments of produce, making sure the numbers matches the quantity received and that the quality of the produce meets standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren) Feeding Al Udeid Air Base: No easy task

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Staff Sgt. William Behl, 62nd Maintenances Squadron crewchief, has his annual eye exam performed at the McChord Field optometry clinic, May 9, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The clinic provides annual exams and exams for corrective eye surgery, to include photorefractive kerectomy surgery and LASIK surgery. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) 
 
20/20: The Air Force standard
Three Airmen at the McChord Field Optometry Clinic are responsible for more than 4,000 Airmen stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The clinic provides Team McChord Airmen with annual eye exams, pre-operation and post-operation eye care, and diagnosing and treating eye infections. "Our mission is to support the flying community as well
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Derek Torrence, McChord Club executive chef, prepares a sandwich during lunch at McChord Grill, May 10, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Torrence has been the executive chef at McChord since May 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox) McChord club chef- Journey to success
What do Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray all have in common with Derek Torrence? Like Torrence, they are all professional chefs. Torrence may not have the million-dollar television contract, but he does cook delicious and healthy food for members of the Armed Forces.Derek Torrence, McChord Club executive chef, has been serving up great
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A fully-restored B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed Aluminum Overcast sits on the runway at the Olympic Flight Museum, May 10, 2017 in Tumwater, Wash. Members of the media had the opportunity to fly on the historic aircraft and speak to veterans who either worked on, or flew the B-17 during WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) Glimpse history with the 'Greatest Generation'
As Aluminum Overcast, a 77-year-old B-17 Flying Fortress, roared to life on the tarmac at the Olympic Flight Museum, the cabin filled with smoke and the passengers, wearing smiles and snapping photos, filled with anticipation.Anticipation was not a foreign feeling aboard Aluminum Overcast. Decades before in the upheaval of WWII, young men clad with
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Col. Leonard Kosinski (left), passes a guidon to Col. Mark Fuhrmann, 62nd Operations Group commander, as Chief Master Sgt. Scott Mills (center), 62nd OG chief, stands at attention May 1, 2017, during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.  Fuhrman took command from the outgoing commander Lt. Col. Brian Smith. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) 62nd Operations Group receives new commander
Airmen of the 62nd Operations Group said farewell to their commander and saluted their new commander for the first time at a change of command ceremony May 1 at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. During the ceremony, Col. Mark Fuhrmann took command from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Brian Smith.“We are celebrating the change of command for an
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The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, Golden West Wind Quintet, perform for members of the Seattle community while on tour May 1, 2017 in Seattle, Wash. The Band of the Golden West is dedicated to engaging communities and building partnerships, telling the Air Force story, honoring military heritage, enhancing morale for uniformed service members and recruiting the finest Americans to serve in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox) Golden West Winds perform at Seattle library
The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, Golden West Wind Quintet, perform for members of the Seattle community while on tour May 1, 2017 in Seattle, Wash. The Band of the Golden West is dedicated to engaging communities and building partnerships, telling the Air Force story, honoring military heritage, enhancing morale for uniformed service
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