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MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Lt. Col. Ted Detwiler, 62nd Operations Support Squadron, coaches 9-year-old Jeremy Poppert in the finer points of playing goalie.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Tyler Hemstreet)
Youth sports benefit Airmen, kids
Some of the most valuable leadership skills being taught at McChord aren't in the shops, offices or on the flightline -- but on the soccer field.Teamwork is teamwork no matter how you look at it, said Lt. Col. Ted Detwiler, 62nd Operations Support Squadron, who coaches his son's 9 and 10-year-old soccer team."[The soccer field] is a great learning
0 9/15
2006
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. --
Capt. Kevin Marmillion, 4th Airlift Squadron, prepares to rendezvous with a KC-10 Extender during a simulated air refueling mission.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Abner Guzman)
Flying without leaving the ground: McChord’s flight simulators give C-17 pilots, loadmasters the chance to get hands-on experience
C-17 Globemaster III pilots stationed at McChord can fly from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., to , or without ever leaving McChord. Three state-of-the-art flight simulators run by Boeing give pilots from all seven flying active duty and reserve squadrons on base the ability to practice emergency procedures, instrument flying, air refueling and
0 9/15
2006
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. —
McChord Heritage Center volunteer Joe Janukowicz explains an exhibit at the museum. Mr. Janukowicz has been involved with the museum for more than 10 years. U.S. Air Force/Photo by Abner Guzman
For a dedicated group of Air Force veterans, working at McChord’s Heritage Center is ... A labor of love
The McChord Heritage Center not only connects visitors to decades of rich aviation history, but it also connects them to those who work behind the scenes. Retired Air Force Col. Herman Wood is an expert on the legacy of the enlisted pilot. Mr. Wood, who is an 87-year-old docent at the museum, was a member of the Air Force's last enlisted pilot
0 9/07
2006
Default Air Force Logo Calling Sgt. Doolittle… Vet clinic serves bases’ furry friends
When Soldiers and Airmen get the call to be deployed or transferred to another base, they must ensure that their pets are ready to go. The McChord Veterinary Treatment Facility makes sure taking care of pets isn't overlooked, said Dr. Brian Neir, a veterinarian at the facility. Approving about 800 pets for world travel sums up what the veterinary
0 8/24
2006
Default Air Force Logo McChord’s resident golf pro teaches Airmen, family members: Women’s Professional Golf Tour champ gives tips at base golf course
Whispering Firs Golf Course club pro Chris Burkhart cuts right to the point when it comes to her job at McChord. "Without a doubt, it's the best golf job I've ever had," the 56-year-old Burkhart said. She learned to play at age 10, but since there was no female high school golf team at the time, Ms. Burkhart took up tennis, she said. She spent four
0 8/24
2006
Default Air Force Logo First Friday offers food, fun, relaxation: Airmen socialize, enjoy music, win prizes at McChord’s Clubs and Community Center
Airmen piled their plates high with meatballs, buffalo wings, potato wedges and jalapeño poppers while the disc jockey spun some early Michael Jackson Aug. 4 at McChord's Clubs and Community Center as part of First Friday. Roger Davis, 62nd Services Squadron deputy chief of services, said the monthly event is a good way to boost Airmen's
0 8/24
2006
Default Air Force Logo Deployment processing at McChord aims for efficiency, less stressful
Deployment is a reality every Airman has to face while serving. Fortunately, constant throughout the entire deployment process is a support network available to Airmen, from the many pre-deployment briefings open to Airmen and their families to the unit deployment manager who helps ensure Airmen's pre-deployment checklists are current, said Richard
0 8/24
2006
Default Air Force Logo Summer busiest time to PCS:Traffic management office offers advice for smooth moves
Summertime for many means time spent with family and travel ... but not always in the form of a vacation. This time of year traditionally sees a lot of change of stations, causing many Airmen to pack for more than just a few days off. However, Rocky Deaton, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron Traffic Management Office chief of personal property, said
0 8/17
2006
Default Air Force Logo Fitness meets scenic beauty in local parks: Hiking, biking, diving available nearby
Editor's note: The following is the first in a series of articles highlighting Washington's great outdoors. Articles in the Northwest Airlifter featuring information on state parks do not imply Air Force endorsement. Whether you're looking for outdoor adventure or a quiet retreat from the world, you'll find it in one of Washington's many state
0 8/17
2006
Default Air Force Logo Ruff Mission: Airmen, working dogs keep tight leash on safety
Dogs are proving once again to be man's best friend by risking their lives for their country alongside the men and women of the armed forces. Canine patriots like Kimbo from the 62nd Security Forces Squadron are busier and more in-demand than ever because they can seek out bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan and help the Army and Marines combat the enemy
0 8/17
2006
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