The Faces of the 62nd Airlift Wing

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Wow! Time sure does fly by! Fastest year of my life by far! It seems like just yesterday that I was afforded the incredible opportunity and privilege to join the Airmen of the 62nd Airlift Wing and Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Recently, our 62nd AW Public Affairs officer asked me several questions about my first year in command. Great questions and I'm pretty sure I could have answered them using my normal, witty prose. But instead, I wanted to share my reflections of my first year in command in a different way.

Now many of you probably know that I have gained a little bit of a reputation--maybe even notoriety--over the course of the last year for my technical skills with- and prolific use of- the "selfie."

"Uh oh--run and hide! Here comes Col. K with his phone! "

All joking aside however, I now have a pretty cool library of pics that I can share with others--pictures that tell stories of Airmen and really speak to the Faces of the 62nd Airlift Wing!

Staff Sgt. Andrew Wagner
  Faces like Staff Sgt. Andrew Wagner, a loadmaster from the 7th Airlift Squadron who let me share his office for the day during a seven-ship formation airdrop sortie! What incredible professionalism and technical skill!
 


















Or the faces of our brand new Airmen at JBLM--faces that reflect the diversity of our Nation and our Air Force!  
FTAC Class


















Deploying to the CAR
 
Or the faces of our 62nd AW and 627th Air Base Group Airmen who deployed with a day's notice to the Central African Republic--faces of Airmen who serve others during a time of need.


















CCAF Grads
                      
CCAF Grads
Or the faces of our graduates of the Community College of the Air Force and the University of Washington ROTC Det 910, who will serve as the foundation of our Next Gen Airmen.



Spouses
 
Welcome home Daddy!
 
Reunited with family
 
Reunited with family
Or the faces of our spouses and families, who sacrifice so much every day--EVERY DAY--so we can accomplish our Global Reach mission.



Community partners
 
Community partners
 
Community parters
 
Community partners
Or the faces of our so very dedicated community partners who provide us with awesome support!



Joint base partners
 
Joint base partners
 
Joint base parters
Or the faces of our joint base partners--making joint basing and joint operations work!



Commander's Call
  Or the faces of those who understand the importance of respect for others and creating a culture that remains true to our core values of Integrity, Service, and Excellence.



















McChord professionals
 
McChord professionals
 
McChord professionals
 
McChord professionals
Faces of professionals whom I'm proud to serve with!


 As I reflect on the last year, I can't even begin to express the profound sense of humility I feel each and every day--a sense of humility that stems from serving Airmen, serving our Air Force, and serving our Nation. Sky's the limit and our future is bright!
Heading off into the sunset