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Default Air Force Logo Battle-tested warriors: Two 22nd STS members earn Bronze Stars for their valor
Tech. Sgts. Jared and Brad of the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron were awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor last week for their bravery and heroism while serving in Afghanistan in 2006. Col. William Sherman, 720th Special Tactics Group deputy commander, presented the medals to the two sergeants as they stood in front of 22nd STS squadron members
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2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash.-- Patty Valdez, 62nd Services Squadron, left, discusses projects with sales representative Darcy Beleny Jan. 18 in the arts and crafts frame shop. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Abner Guzman)

Arts & Crafts: Creative projects await Airmen at base arts and crafts center
Though you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at the rather plain, warehouse-style building, McChord's Arts and Crafts Center is a place where people can get in touch with their creative side. The program, which recently garnered the 2007 Best in Air Mobility Command award for arts and crafts, offers a wide variety of projects for everyone. When
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2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash.-- 
Airman 1st Class Brantley Day, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron, uses a checklist in Bldg. 1419 to ensure first aid kits are complete prior to being transported to various aircraft.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman) Fleet Services: APS Airmen get their hands dirty
The tools of their trade are neatly organized in the back of a white, windowless truck parked at the loading dock of a building at the edge of the flightline. Each stack of coffee stirrers, cups and paper towels has its own spot in the neatly cordoned-off rear of the truck. There are also spots for motion sickness bags, packs of ear plugs, wet
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Medical clinic offers new vaccine, eye surgeries
Not even the deep snow on the ground, treacherous road conditions or numerous late reporting days during the last couple of weeks could stop the 62nd Medical Group's clinic from opening its doors to its patients. "Throughout all the weather-related incidents, we kept things running for folks," said Col. Thomas McCauley, 62nd MDG commander. Even
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Little things do count: Comfort, customer service top priority at Evergreen Inn
McChord's Evergreen Inn got an unexpected surge of occupancy in the aftermath of the violent windstorm that hit western Washington in December. It was a surge the lodging section welcomed with open arms. Approximately 400 residents from Pierce, Thurston and south King counties checked into the inn due to power outages from the storm.Although the
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2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. --
Special Agent Daniel Tyler prepares to use an electrostatic dust lifter to find evidence at a simulated crime scene as Special Agent Adrianna Vorderbruggen looks on.
(U.S. Air Force Photo/Randy White)              Scene of the crime: Base OSI protects DOD, AF assets, operations
Whether it means hitting the streets of cities surrounding the base questioning witnesses, comparing notes with local law enforcement or combing through a crime scene with a fine-toothed comb, McChord's Office of Special Investigations plays a silent role in keeping the base secure. OSI's official mission is to deliver special investigative
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2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Personal trainer Staff Sgt. Noah Grayson, 62nd Services Squadron, works with Airman 1st Class Travis Morrill, 62nd SVS, to select the appropriate settings on a treadmill so that Airman Morrill can get a good cardiovascular workout at the Fitness Center Annex recently.
(U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Tiffany Orr) Don’t believe the hype: Physical fitness requires commitment, determination
"Lose weight, feel great." "Perfect abs in eight minutes a day." We've all seen the commercials and been tempted to run credit card-in-hand to the nearest phone to buy the latest pill or piece of equipment promising to make us instantly thin and beautiful. However, according to base physiologist, Patrick Conway, 62nd Medical Operations Squadron,
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Built in the 1930s, Bldg. 100 was once the Army Air Corps barracks. Now, it houses customer services, such as military personnel. No matter what its function though, it will always be affectionately known as ... The castle
It's not everyday that you can go more than a mile in just a dozen steps. But that's just what people have been able to do on a daily basis since previously scattered service units moved into the renovated Bldg. 100 last year. Since customer service functions such as the military personnel flight and finance office moved into the "castle," Airmen
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Combat airdrop missions offer challenges, rewards
As McChord's 4th Airlift Squadron, deployed as the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, prepared for a recent combat airdrop the day after Thanksgiving, Capt. Sarah Young, 4th AS, took a moment to commemorate the event. Before the pallets were loaded onto the C-17 Globemaster III, Captain Young wrote some goodwill messages on the labeling tape of
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2006
Default Air Force Logo McChord's aircrews slide through Deep Freeze
One thing about flying here is McChord C-17 pilots don't have to worry about bird strikes until they land on the frozen runway. Air Force jets are about the only birds that fly this far south -- the other birds walk. Despite a frigid 5 degrees below zero with winds gusting up to 28 miles an hour, the McChord-based aircrew lifted off from their base
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