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MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Halfback Shawn Lizotte, 62nd Communications Squadron, dribbles the ball downfield with Mike Tenbusch, 62nd Security Forces Squadron, in pursuit. SFS got two early goals from Chad Prime and held on to defeat COMM 2-1 Monday night at Rainier Field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tyler Hemstreet)
SFS holds off COMM for win
The 62nd Security Forces Squadron intramural soccer team scored two first-half goals and held strong for the remainder of the game, defeating the 62nd Communications Squadron 2-1 Monday night at Rainier Field. SFS earned a win earlier in the season due to a forfeit, but Monday's win over COMM was the team's first official win. COMM's loss was the
0 5/11
2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Staff Sgt. Joseph Pinkham, 62nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, checks the seal on a manhole on the catwalk of an R-11 fuel truck servicing vehicle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman) Fueling McChord’s mission: LRS compliance, environmental section works to keep Airmen, environment safe
While fuel is the life blood that makes each aircraft, truck and support vehicle stay running in support of the mission, it can also be a toxic, flammable substance that can pose a threat to Airmen, infrastructure and the local environment. Airmen from the 62nd Logistics Readiness Squadron's compliance and environmental section make sure that
0 5/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Security Forces: Vigilant Airmen keep close watch on base’s safety
Thousands of people drive by the inconspicuous booth just inside the Main Gate's entrance each day, paying no attention to the 62nd Security Forces Squadron Airman inside keeping a close eye on all the action. If a hostile vehicle were to get through the Main Gate and make its way onto the base, the Airman in the booth could trigger tire shredders
0 5/04
2007
Default Air Force Logo ADAPT educates Airmen, changes lives
From binge drinking to drug abuse, the medical professionals at the base's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program have seen it all. The program, which falls under the 62nd Medical Group's mental health flight, offers treatment to Airmen who have substance abuse problems to help them live healthy, fulfilling lives and be able to
0 5/04
2007
Default Air Force Logo Fitness failures can cost careers, jeopardize health
Airmen who consistently fail their physical fitness tests are not only risking their health, they could also be jeopardizing their careers. The Air Force is cracking down on and discharging Airmen who constantly fail their fitness tests, said Capt. Todd Ladd, 62nd Mission Support Squadron. "Air Force-wide, it's definitely happening," he said. "It's
0 5/04
2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Master Sgt. Annette Sisseck, 62nd Maintenance Squadron, left, advises Senior Airman Veronica Watson, 62nd Maintenance Operations Squadron, on an administrative matter. Sergeant Sisseck has been a first sergeant for four and a half years. As a 62nd MXS first sergeant, she watches over more than 500 Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tyler Hemstreet) First sergeants take care of Airmen
The tell-tale diamond symbol on the sleeve of a first sergeant's uniform carries with it a reputation that is well-known throughout the Air Force. "Everyone recognizes that symbol," said Master Sgt. Annette Sisseck, 62nd Maintenance Squadron, who's been a first sergeant for four and a half years. Whether she's walking through the halls of Bldg.
0 4/30
2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Base photographer Abner Guzman, 62nd Communications Squadron, takes pictures of Staff Sgt. Irene Noriega, 62nd Airlift Wing, performing a set of dumbbell curls under the direction of personal trainer Staff Sgt. Ronald West, 62nd Services Squadron, for a Northwest Airlifter feature story recently at the fitness center annex. (U.S. Air Force Photo by  Staff Sgt. Zachary Knittle ) Base multimedia:Shop conveys McChord's story through graphics, photos
Majestic shots of Mount Rainier with one of Team McChord's shining C-17 Globemaster IIIs parked in the foreground. Personalized gold commander's coins with McChord's logo embossed on one side. Crisp action shots of Airmen working out. All of these things help fashion a steadfast and professional identity for McChord and its Airmen. And there's a
0 4/27
2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. --  Express Store employee Zeljka Harmon, who is legally blind, checks out a customer on April 16 using a product designed to enlarge printed material for people who have low vision and can no longer comfortably use glasses or special lenses to read regular size print. (U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman) Base Express Store: Supply warehouse helps Airmen, blind employees
With the help of a closed-captioned television that magnifies each tiny letter on the purchase receipt and projects it onto a 14-inch screen, Express Store assistant manager Zeljka Harmon is able to see which items were bought when she helps Airmen with returns. Ms. Harmon is one of three legally blind employees working at the 62nd Logistics
0 4/23
2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Captain Branin Klausman,7th Airlift Squadron, right, sits patiently April 16, 2007 as Airman 1st Class Anthony Tyler, 62nd Operations Support Squadron, performs a fit test to ensure the mask is free from defects and leaks  at the aircrew life support section warehouse. (U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman) Aircrew life support: 62nd OSS Airmen keep fliers’ gear in good shape
Clad in a blue smock designed to prevent lint from being tracked into sensitive equipment, aircrew life support Airman Joseph Ripper, 62nd Operations Support Squadron, carefully picks up and looks over each piece of an aircrew chemical defense ensemble. The ensemble has all the items necessary for aircrews to fly missions in a chemical environment
0 4/23
2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Tyler Hemstreet, 62nd Airlift Wing, left, and Airman 1st Class Nelson Lopez-Toledo, 62nd Services Squadron, center, take a minute to catch their breath after navigating the Wenatchee River, while Airman Miguel Millares-Chavez, 62nd SVS, continues to row during a recent Adventures Unlimited rafting trip. Whitewater rafting defines teamwork
The rushing, swirling waters of the Wenatchee River in central Washington don't care who's sitting in a raft navigating their territory. They'll have their way with whomever they want. I learned that lesson last week while accompanying the 62nd Services Squadron's Adventures Unlimited staff on the first white water rafting trip of the
0 4/13
2007
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