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Lt. Col. Chad Marchesseault, 92nd Operations Group deputy commander, flew a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base during an air-refueling exercise over Washington State April 5, 2016. One of the receivers, a C-17 Globemaster hailing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, was flown by Chad’s youngest brother, Capt. Lance Marchesseault, 62nd Operations Support Squadron airlift director. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell) Connecting at 22,000 feet
It was a beautiful spring day in April 2016, when two KC-135 Stratotankers took flight from Fairchild Air Force Base to participate in an ordinary air-refueling training exercise. The sun was warm, the sky was blue and there was nothing in the way of the flight the Marchesseault brothers were about to experience; for them, the day was anything but
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Airmen from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 627th Air Base Group help fix the edging on Tumwater’s Pioneer Park baseball fields during the “Third Thursday in Thurston” Oct. 15. Airmen find way to pay it forward
Celebrating the second annual "Third Thursday in Thurston" Oct. 15, 184 Airmen from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 627th Air Base Group volunteered their time for a day of giving back to nine different organizations throughout Thurston County.Colonel Will Phillips III, JBLM deputy commander and 627th ABG commander, said it was an opportunity for
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Airmen from the Civil Engineering Squadron cheer on their teammates in this month’s CE Fitness Challenge April 25, 2014, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The 627th CES has created a unique PT program that promotes competition and focuses on improving fitness assessment scores. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez) Team McChord Airmen have unique methods for PT
Tech. Sgt. James Abney, Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment shop NCO in charge, smiles at the workout he has assembled for his Airmen. It is called Tabata. This relay challenge consists of eight rounds of push-ups, sit-ups, squats and a single lap around the McChord Field track. It was created to be brutal and exhausting. It was also designed
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Tech. Sgt. David Buchanan, 446 Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, observes McChord Field Airmen to ensure the firing line is safe at all times at Range 108 next to North Fort Lewis, April 9, 2014 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The red hat instructors wear is specifically for the firing range in order to easily distinguish them. As a result, combat arms instructors have acquired the nickname, “Red Hats.” (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Russ Jackson) Who Are Those Airmen with the Red Hats?
It is just a typical day for Staff Sgt. Christopher Hoffman, 627th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor. His office for the day is Range 108 next to North Fort Lewis at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., where he prepares for the students heading his way. Hoffman walks around his "office" as the gravel crunches under his feet. He notices a
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From the left, Senior Airman Chase Vento, Senior Airman Paul Gonzalez, and Senior Airman Curtis McWoodson, 627th Security Forces Squadron phoenix raven members, strike a pose March 13, 2014 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Whether in a remote airfield in Africa or a battlefield in Iraq, Ravens are prepared for sudden violence at any moment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez)    Ravens help protect deployed C-17 crews
During a routine inspection in January on a remote airfield in the Central African Republic, Senior Airman Chase Vento discovered a teenage boy hiding in the wheel well for the landing gear of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft."He told me that he was trying to get to Tanzania to see his mom," Vento said.But the aircraft was actually transporting
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This week's Rock Solid Warrior is Staff Sgt. Andrew Snow. Snow is a force aerospace ground equipment journeyman with the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron. The Portland, Ore. native is deployed from the 62nd Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Desiree Moye) Age Ranger makes his mark while deployed
Staff Sgt. Andrew Snow is an aerospace ground equipment technician from the 62nd Maintenance Squadron who has commanded the attention of his supervision by exceeding standards and going above beyond his assigned duties while deployed with the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Southwest Asia. Snow deployed to Ali Al
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Capt. Julianne Gillespie, 62nd Airlift Wing aerospace and operational physiologist, adjusts the flight simulator map on the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device at the McChord Field clinic, Feb. 5, 2014 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The ROBD can simulate almost every aircraft in the Air Force fleet and fly over anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sean Tobin) Aircrews offered a sigh of relief from Altitude Chamber Training
Capt. Jeff Huiatt, 97th Airlift Squadron pilot, banks his C-17 Globemaster III at 25,000 feet over the mountains of Washington. Everything appears normal for this routine flight. Suddenly, he begins to feel a tingling sensation in his hands and his chest becomes heavy making it difficult to breathe, he feels he may pass out. Huiatt realizes he is
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62nd Airlift Wings’s Katherine Shroyer finished first in four events during the recent 2014 JBLM Swimming Championships, just eight weeks after having a baby. (Photo by Scott Hansen/Northwest Guardian) The Birth of a Champion
Katherine Shroyer had a pretty good day at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Swim Meet Jan. 22 at Soldiers Field House with four first place finishes.What makes it an even more impressive accomplishment is that just eight weeks prior she gave birth to her daughter Vera, who was in the audience with her husband and sister while she competed."I'm feeding
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Master Sgt. Phil Ryan, 62nd Airlift Wing Inspector General complaint resolution superintendent, also a reserve police officer at the Yelm Police Department, writes a report after issuing a traffic citation to a speeding motorist, Dec. 14, 2013, in Yelm, Wash. Upon retiring from the Air Force, Ryan plans to work full-time as a police officer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sean Tobin) McChord Airman serves nation and community
Master Sgt. Phil Ryan received the call early in his shift. It concerned a young man who was sleeping in a car in a grocery store parking lot. The man's mother and girlfriend were concerned for his safety. They feared that due to his prior drug abuse and his state of mind, the young man was in danger of hurting himself or someone else.Ryan, the
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Staff Sgt. Logan Williams, 62nd Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, verifies the location of an aircraft in McChord Field’s airspace Dec. 4, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Controllers at JBLM typically work one of three positions in the tower: ground control, local control and flight data. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez) ATC: A challenging and rewarding path
What would it be like to be responsible for the lives hundreds of people and millions of dollars worth of assets?From more than 100 feet in the air, Team McChord air traffic controllers face this reality daily. Responsible for coordinating aircraft in McChord Field's airspace, 62nd Operations Support Squadron controllers ensure the safety of all
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