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Colonel Mark S. Fuhrmann is the Commander, 62nd Operations Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. He ensures the combat readiness of approximately 700 active duty military and civilian personnel in four squadrons, operating 48 C-17A Globemaster III aircraft to support worldwide combat and humanitarian airlift and airdrop operations. Execution, sustainment of Rapid Global Mobility
One of the foundational aspects of America's military strength is the ability to project forces anywhere on the planet at the time and place of our choosing. Rapid Global Mobility represents the fastest, most agile way to achieve that objective, with our strategic airlift fleet and personnel at the very heart of it. Aircrews thrive on this diverse
0 7/16
2018
62 Airlift Wing Commander Official Photo - Col. Sonkiss Mobility Guardian is Here
To continue the success that we have seen at JBLM, we are going to hit the ground running. Beginning this weekend, the first aircraft participating in Exercise MOBILITY GUARDIAN will arrive at McChord Field.
0 7/30
2017
Default Air Force Logo A bright future for JBLM and Team McChord
Thank you for all that you do on a daily basis to make Joint Base Lewis-McChord an incredible place to live and work. It is a total force team that makes JBLM the premier installation that it is today. From our community partners, civic leaders, and honorary commanders who have embraced the Soldiers and Airmen of the joint base with unparalleled
0 7/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Travel: Smiles, not just miles
In the military world, travel is an essential part of our life.  We go TDY [temporary duty] or deploy to temporary destinations and we go PCS [permanent change of station] to more permanent sites.  Even at home base, we commute to and from work to reach places important to us.  Considering the congested traffic and almost endless road maintenance
0 6/01
2017
Default Air Force Logo Leadership - An action word
 My Grandmother turns 90 years old this August; she is by far the wisest person I know.  Once, I challenged her wisdom when she stated to me that love is an action word.  I was a young teenager, and said, “No Grandma, love is a noun.”  I even looked it up and showed it to her in the dictionary.  She swiftly thumped me upside the head and said, “No
0 4/03
2017
Default Air Force Logo Making our AF better, safer and more efficient
A few weeks back, I met with the Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF), Gen Dave Goldfein, along with 265 other Total Force Wing Commanders (Guard, Reserve and Active Duty) in Washington D.C.  We were able to talk about some of the topics he has recently emphasized such as the importance of Squadrons in today’s Air Force, being mindful of Airmen’s
0 2/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo JA and PA: Only One Letter Separates Us
A local story about an attack on a pilot carrying a Confederate flag goes viral and the Chief of Staff wants details.  An “opinion first, facts second” blog alleges apparent misdeeds at your base and NAF and MAJCOM commanders want to know what’s going on.  Area residents learn your aircrew are transporting possible Ebola patients, and the Wing
0 1/26
2017
Default Air Force Logo Same path. Different journey.
In 1943 Abraham Maslow theorized that humans have a Hierarchy of Needs that begins with the basics such as food, shelter and water and progresses gradually until we are searching for validation and higher meaning in our lives.   Maslow determined that every human has these needs and that their behavior will be dictated by these needs: Until we have
0 1/10
2017
Default Air Force Logo Farewell RODEO, Welcome Exercise Mobility Guardian
For many years Air Mobility Command was proud to host the AMC RODEO—an international competition meant to showcase our collective Mobility Air Force skillsets in an atmosphere of friendly rivalry and esprit d ’corps.  RODEO was always a popular event, and did well to further build relationships and international partnerships while motivating units
0 11/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo No fight should be fought alone, especially loneliness
In my family, Christmas time has always represented happiness, togetherness and caring for one another. In the warm embrace of our loved ones, we treasured what we had in our lives and tried our best to show our compassion for each other by spending time and sharing gifts with one another.
0 10/14
2016
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