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Airmen from the Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club Chapter 3 ride as a group Aug. 1, 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Since 2012, the group has helped support and raise money for organizations like “Bikers Against Statewide Hunger” and “Toys for Tots” through group rides. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez)   Green Knights forge safe riders
Clad in leather roaring down the streets of Washington, a group of bikers, ride for safety and "service before self."The Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club Chapter 3 members from JBLM not only have a love for riding but also a passion to make riding safe for others through mentorship and to help their community while doing so. Originally
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2013
Master Sgt. Aaron Weslow, McChord Field career assistance advisor, provides career advice to a staff sergeant at the education office at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 30, 2013. Weslow helps Airmen with providing them career assistance advice on topics ranging from cross-training to separations. Cross-training, it's more about preparation than luck
Did you join the Air Force to become a firefighter but instead became a security forces member? Did you join to work in the legal office but instead the Air Force decided they needed you to work in the safety office? Are you ready for a career change by cross-training into a new Air Force Specialty Code? If you answered 'yes' to any of these
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2013
Maj. Rob Marshall, CV-22 Osprey pilot stationed at Amarillo, Texas, crouches down as he reads an inspirational quote to the 12-man Mount Rainer summit team in Paradise, Wash., July 20, 2013. Marshall is one of the co-founders of the U.S. Air Force Seven Summits Challenge and a team leader for the “Climbing for Warriors” project.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Truskowski) Two Combat Controllers hike with USAF Seven Summits Team
For some, hiking and climbing for days, and sometimes months, through some of the harshest environments known to man, would seem like an arduous task not enjoyed by many. Two Airmen from Team McChord experienced just that as they summited Mount Rainier, Wash., July 19 through 22.Staff Sgt. Brian Wadtke and Master Sgt. Doug Neville, who are both
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2013
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Frances Kriss) Be there when your Wingman needs you the most
On an August afternoon, following a day of fishing, hanging out with friends and drinking a few beers, a McChord Field Airman began his drive home only to be stopped by the flashing lights of a police car.Senior Airman Clayton Horne, 7th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, learned from the officer that he'd been pulled over for a faulty brake light, but
0 5/08
2013
Members of the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron deployed to Southwest Asia use teleconferencing to speak with Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps NC-955 Cadet Airmen from Piedmont High School in Monroe, N.C. Feb. 25. C-17 pilot 1st Lt. Anne Marie Kemp, loadmaster Airman 1st Class Vincenzo Denisi and intelligence analyst Airman 1st Class Omari Briggs, deployed from 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., and flying crew chief Tech. Sgt. Tara Jackson, deployed from the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. volunteered their time to answer the cadet's questions about life in the Air Force, their experiences while deployed and their individual careers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Christian Michael) AMXS NCO mentor cadets 8,000 miles a second
The image was small but the smiles were big as four deployed service members connected to a classroom full of Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets in North Carolina, more than 8,000 miles away.Video conferencing with Piedmont High School AFJROTC NC-955 in Monroe, N.C., Feb. 25, C-17 pilot 1st Lt. Anne Marie Kemp, loadmaster Airman
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2013
Staff Sgt. Ernest Perez, Combat Airman Skills Training instructor, looks on as simulated smoke from a vehicle fire surrounds him during CAST training, Nov. 12, 2012 at Camp Anderson-Peters, Texas. Perez is one of many instructors at Camp AP CAST that assist students through the 10-day course of instruction. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Wells) Why do we go through CAST?
The unit deployment manager calls you into his office. He has something to tell you and you know he is about to say that you are going to deploy. Without a missing a beat, he lets you know that you have been selected to head to Afghanistan for a minimum of 179 days for a rotational deployment and that you are due to leave within the next few
0 2/07
2013
Lt. Col. Robert Farkas, left, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron commander, pins on Master Sgt. Scott Winchell’s Bronze Star during a ceremony April 11, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Winchell distinguished himself with exceptional meritorious service while during his fifth deployment while serving as the 19th Movement Control Team superintendent from August 2011 through March 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Leah Young) 62nd APS takes pride to another level
It is a typical Wednesday morning at Team McChord stand-up meeting. The room is filled with commanders, chief master sergeants, civilian leaders, first sergeants, field grade and company grade officers, senior noncommissioned officers, NCOs and Airmen. One by one the wing commander or his representative views slides from respective Team McChord
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2012
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Harp, C-17 Globemaster III Loadmaster, performs engine start-up procedures with the onboard crew during a redeployment mission headed for Afghanistan, Sept. 11, 2012. Sgt. Harp is currently part of the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, deployed to the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. The 817th and their C-17s are an integral piece of the redeployment mission and help to move cargo within the AOR and transport passengers during redeployment missions. 


(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Clay Lancaster/Released) Deployed 4th AS loadmasters helps bring servicemembers home
"Get seated as fast as possible, we have to fill this jet all the way up," said the loadmaster, giving directions to the passengers who had just entered the C-17 aircraft from Camp Bastian Airfield, Afghanistan.On this day, his passengers were more than 150 Marines who had been deployed for more than 365 days, and Staff Sgt. James Harp, 817th
0 11/13
2012
A bicycle is parked in the courtyard of one of the McChord Field dormitories, Oct 23, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The bicycle is part of the McChord Field bike share program created to help Airmen who do not have vehicles travel around base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sean Tobin) What's the deal with all the blue bikes?
Have you noticed all the big blue beach cruisers placed strategically around base and wondered why they're here? There are 50 of them around McChord Field and they've been here over a year now.The bikes are part of a bike share program that was developed from a suggestion during an Airmen's panel. The idea was to provide a source of transportation
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2012
CFC Beneficiary Meet LaJuana Clark, CFC charity beneficiary
(Editor's note: The Combined Federal Campaign kicked off at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Oct. 9. To donate, contact Master Sgt. Andrea Andreasen at (253) 982-6574, or Master Sgt. Todd Wivell, at (253) 982-5645, or visit http://cfcgive.org/)LaJuana Clark had lost her job, her driver's license, and nearly everything. After living on the streets
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2012
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