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Devin Craig, Jimmy John’s director of operations and 4th Airlift Squadron honorary commander, talks about leadership traits admired by others during McChord Lunch and Learn April 7, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The title of this month’s event was called, “What Exactly is Leadership?" and focused on breaking down the different traits that make a good leader. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) Local business executive speaks at McChord’s Lunch and Learn
This month McChord’s Lunch and Learn session featured a local business leader as the guest speaker. Devin Craig, Jimmy John’s director of operations and 4th Airlift Squadron honorary commander provided in-depth leadership advice from an experienced business viewpoint April 7 at the McChord Chapel Support Center.  The title of this month’s event was
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Airmen and civilians from the 62nd Maintenance Squadron move a replacement C-17 Globemaster III flap with a crane April 6, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The new flap arrived at the base on March 22 and took more than a week to be prepped for the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tim Chacon)  62nd MXG maintainers perform C-17 flap change
Team McChord Airmen recently performed an uncommon maintenance action to a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flight control as maintainers from the 62nd Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington changed out a faulty C-17 flap April 6.   The 2,200 pound flap replaced a faulty flap and is the first flap change to ever be completed by
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Col. (ret.) Ralph Jenkins (right), World War II 510th Fighter Squadron commander, along with his family and members of the 62nd Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., at his residence in Seattle, raise a toast to the fallen comrades of the 510th FS, April 7, 2017. The toast was made possible as Airmen of McChord Field, part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., and Airmen of Vandenberg Air Force Base, California worked together to ensure these heroes were reunited. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tim Chacon) A toast for the ages: 510th Fighter Squadron WWII members reunite
It was a pact made many years ago when the aging members of the 510th Fighter Squadron from World War II decided to they could no longer attend their annual reunions.The pact, a deal that the last two surviving members of that unit would share a final toast of Brandy in support of their fallen comrades, came to happen April 7 in Seattle, Washington
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More than 200 members of the 1st Air Support Operations Group, 194th ASOG, 62nd Airlift Wing and Joint Base Lewis- McChord, Wash., both military and civilian, run their last lap of the Tactical Air Control Party 24-hour memorial run at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on March 31, 2017. In total they raised approximately $6,000 dollars towards the TACP-Association that has given more than $200K back to the community and their families. (Air Force Photo/ Staff Sgt. Naomi Shipley) TACP Airmen hold annual memorial run to honor fallen
 More than 200 members, military and civilian, of the 1st Air Support Operations Group, 194th ASOG and Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash., ran and walked 1, 486 miles to raise money for the Tactical Air Control Party Association and to honor TACP Airmen who have died in combat or training.Master Sgt. Shawn Leonard, 5th Air Support Operations Squadron
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Mr. Brad Boland (right), President O-Neill Transfer and Storage Co., hands off a bottle of 1945 Calvados brandy to Master Sgt. Todd Wivell, 62nd Airlift Wing chief of public affairs, March 5, 2017 at the O-Neill business office in Beaverton, Oregon. Boland, along with other members from the east coast to the west coast, assisted in transporting two separate bottles of this brandy in order to help two World War II veterans complete a pact to toast their fallen comrades. (Courtesy photo
From the east coast to the west coast: the journey of two bottles to reunite WWII members
It is approximately 2,800 miles from Fredericksburg, Virginia to Seattle, Washington and can take more than four days of driving to make this trip. That is exactly what took place when two bottles of 1945 Calvados brandy were transported from Fredericksburg the week of March 22 and as one bottle arrived to Seattle the week of April 7,  the other
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Master Sgt. Kelly Rodriguez, Air Force Assistance Fund primary installation project officer, speaks to members of Team McChord about AFAF at the campaign kick-off event, April 6, 2017 at the McChord Field Chapel Support Center. Donations received throughout the campaign go to charitable affiliates such as the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation, the LeMay Foundation and the Air Force Enlisted Village, all of which support Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) Team McChord kicks off AFAF ‘17
Members of Team McChord gathered to celebrate the commencement of the 2017 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign, April 6 at the Chapel Support Center here.The AFAF is an annual effort to raise funds for charitable affiliates such as the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation, the LeMay Foundation and the Air Force Enlisted
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Airman 1st Class Vien Roman, 62nd Comptroller Squadron financial services technician, inputs information at the finance customer service desk, April 5, 2017 at McChord Field, Wash. Open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, financial technicians assist Airmen one-on-one to ensure mutual understanding and expeditious support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) Mo’ money, no problem: 62nd CPTS keeps finances straight
Every first and fifteenth, Airmen across Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, awaken to newly-replenished bank accounts; but much like children greeted by gifts on Christmas morning, few questions are asked about how those stockings - or wallets - went from barren to bursting overnight.The answer is not a man whose belly shakes like a bowl full of
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Airman 1st Class Sabatino DiMascio, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communication/navigation mission systems specialist, performs functions checks on equipment March 29, 2017 on the flightline at McChord Field, Wash. While on duty, DiMascio works on electronics and avionics such as radios, GPS and anti-missile defense systems; off duty, he is a member of the pit-crew at a Washington speedway. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz)  The chase, the fight, the hunt: 62nd AMXS Airman hits the raceway
“You’re out there on the track and you feel the adrenaline,” said Airman 1st Class Sabatino DiMascio, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communication/navigation mission systems specialist. “With the wind blowing around you, the smell of the exhaust, the roar of the engine; you can accelerate, break or pass,” he continued, smiling. “You pass a car
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Capt. Brad Fisher, 62nd Operations Group commander’s inspection program chief, reviews guidance in his office March 24, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Fisher was notified of his selection March 22, 2017 to the Olmsted Scholarship Program, a leadership program which aims to produce the next generation of warrior-scholars. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz) McChord Captain selected for Olmsted Scholarship
Capt. Brad Fisher, 62nd Operations Group commander’s inspection program chief, was notified March 22 of his selection to the Olmsted Scholarship Program, a leadership program offered to only a small number of Air Force officers each year. The Olmsted Foundation was established by General George H. Olmsted in 1959. His vision was for military
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Staff Sgt. Austin Williams, 627th logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, inspects a strobe light for a deicer March 30, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Vehicle maintenance technicians are responsible for maintaining all government vehicles assigned to McChord Field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) McChord Airmen keep flightline mobile
From all-terrain vehicles to snow plows, Airmen from the 627th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management flight work on and are responsible for maintaining all government vehicles assigned to McChord Field.  “We accomplish anything from scheduled maintenance, such as an oil change, to rebuilding an engine,” said Master Sgt. Seung Chong, 627th
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