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Trophies are lined up to be presented to winners during the Annual McChord Field Top III Children’s Fishing Derby April 29, 2017 at Carter Lake on McChord Field, Wash. More than 100 people came out to participate in this year’s fishing derby. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley) McChord Top 3 hosts Annual Fishing Derby
More than 100 people came out to participate in this year’s Annual McChord Top III Fishing Derby April 29 at Carter Lake on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.Children from ages one to 15, were split into four age groups and fished from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. for an opportunity to win prizes and trophies.For this year’s event, trophies were given
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Volunteer victim advocates and representatives from the McChord Field Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office pose for a photo with 62nd Airlift Wing leadership, April 27, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Leadership honored six victim advocates for volunteering more than 4,000 collective hours to helping Airmen (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez).   McChord leadership honors victim advocates
Leadership of the 62nd Airlift Wing honored six volunteer sexual assault victim advocates, April 27, during the annual recognition event at the McChord Chapel Support Center.The event was used to recognize McChord victim advocates who have gone above and beyond to help Airmen in need volunteering more than 4,000 hours at Joint Base Lewis-McChord,
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Carl Barnes (middle), 62nd Maintenance Squadron munitions flight chief, conducts an inspection on a carton of ammunition while Tech. Sgt. Christopher Groessler (left), 62nd MXS NCOIC stockpile management and Senior Airman Forrest Fender, 62nd MXS munitions inspector looks on at the munitions facility located on McChord Field, Wash., April 24, 2017. Barnes is retiring after 50 years of service and states that taking of people is one of the most important lessons all should live by. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) McChord member retires after 50 years of service – Carl Barnes
For more than 50 years Mr. Carl Barnes has been a member of the U.S. Air Force, serving 30 years and 28 days in the active duty and then another 20 years and 3 months as a civil service employee and on April 30 he will hang up his hat and retire as an employee of the service. Barnes is from Lufkin, Texas and joined the Air Force in 1965, 30 years
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Senior Airman Nino Vaccaro, 62nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsions specialist, entertains a local World War II veteran taking part in the Puget Sound Honor Flight April 24, 2017, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Seattle, Wash. The event is one of four done annually by the Puget Sound Honor Flight, a nonprofit organization founded to serve U.S. Veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) Team McChord Airmen honor WWII veterans
More than 60 service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and the local area honored veterans participating in the Puget Sound Honor Flight, April 24 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The veterans were welcomed home after returning from their trip to Washington, District of Columbia to see monuments built in their honor, such
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627th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen use their land navigation training during their internal Capstone exercise April 20, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The capstone, which consisted of an evaluation where they simulated being in a deployed environment and had to build a base from the ground up in a contested environment, was used as an internal evaluation method tool to measure readiness for a year’s worth of contingency training. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley) 627th CES trains to lead the way
The 627th Civil Engineer Squadron completed their internal Capstone exercise April 20 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., which consisted of an evaluation where they simulated being in a deployed environment and had to build a base from the ground up.The squadron used this Capstone as an internal evaluation method tool to measure readiness for a
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Two McChord C-17 Globemaster IIIs fly over the Mountain Home Range Complex, Idaho, May 17, 2016. The McChord tails were two of seven C-17s working with F-15 Strike Eagles C-17s in training as part of a Large Force Exercise at the Mountain Home Range Complex in preparation for Air Mobility Command’s next generation exercise Mobility Guardian. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley) Mobility Guardian planning – informing the community
Lt. Col. Dan DeYoung, Joint Base Lewis- McChord Mobility Guardian director, met with community leaders at the Lakewood Military Affairs Committee, April 18, to brief and inform on what impact the community can expect from the upcoming Mobility Guardian Exercise that will take place here July 30 – Aug. 12.“Air Mobility Command is calling this their
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Retired Lt. Col. Paul Needham, a former Iranian hostage tells his story of being held captive to Airmen during Wingman Day April 14, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Needham told Airmen the challenges he faced while being held captive in Iran. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez)   Former Iranian hostage speaks at Wingman Day
Team McChord Airmen took part in the bi-annual Wingman Day April 14, at the American Lake Conference Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. This Wingman Day was unique because it featured guest speaker Dr. Paul Needham, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and former Iranian hostage. The day was focused on Airmen supporting each other
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Airmen and Soldiers load a Rough Terrain Container Handler onto a C-17 Globemaster III during a Mission Oriented Training exercise April 13, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The RTCH weighs 121,000 pounds and is used for moving shipping containers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) JBLM Airmen and Soldiers train for the unexpected
The Airmen and Soldiers of Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington have learned how to train for the unexpected. Team McChord Airmen along with Lewis Soldiers recently participated in a Mission Oriented Training exercise April 13 on the McChord Field flightline. Loadmasters from the 62nd Airlift Wing trained alongside Soldiers from the 13th Combat
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62nd Operations Support Squadron Air traffic Controllers look on at the McChord Field flight line from the tower on April 11, 2017, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Their job is to separate aircraft in the air and on the ground and ensure everyone’s safety all while getting the aircraft in and out as quickly as possible from the air field. (Air Force Photo/ Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley) McChord Tower- Communication is more than key
The 62nd Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control Tower at McChord responded quickly to prevent an aircraft incident April 11, 2017, on the McChord runway, when an U.S. Navy P-3 Orion seemingly lost all radio communications with them.The P-3 was on the active runway preparing to depart, when they were cleared to take off and did not
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The Air Force women’s rugby sevens team huddles together after a practice in Las Vegas, March 1, 2017. The team, the Air Force’s first official women’s rugby team, is made up of 19 women from around the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta Ika) U.S. Air Force women break another barrier
Since 1948, one year after the Air Force became a separate service, women have served in the Air Force. From 1976 when women were allowed in the Air Force as equal members to 2016 when all combat jobs where opened to women, Air Force women have been breaking historical barriers.Recently, another barrier was broken when for the first time in
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