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Diana Burr, Airmen and Family Readiness Center Air Force Aid officer, reviews a loan application with Anthony Buggage, community readiness consultant at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center, Oct. 18, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The Air Force Aid Society offers grants and interest-free loans to Airmen going through crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez)  AFAS help in time of need
When life hits you hard and you don't have the money to get by, who do you turn to? The Air Force Aid Society at McChord Field offers grants and interest-free loans to Airmen going through crisis. AFAS is a non-profit organization established in 1942 to provide financial assistance to Airmen experiencing financial distress. For Airmen going through
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Oniqua White-Muldrow recalls her experiences, at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Sept. 6, 2013, of the Sept. 11 attacks against the World Trade Center, New York. Muldrow specifically remembers people covered in ash and blood, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge – looking for the nearest hospital. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton/Released) Memory's requiem: 12 years after 9/11
She held the Airfone receiver close to her mouth and spoke in a clear, concise manner. "The cockpit's not answering," the flight attendant said as her voice wavered slightly. "Somebody's stabbed in business class, and um, I think there is mace that we can't breathe. I don't know, but I think we're getting hijacked."For the next four minutes, Betty
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Senior Airman Calvin Lewis, 62nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, rolls the nose tire of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft down the maintenance platform on the new wheel and tire machine Aug. 1, 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The new maintenance stand has the capability of holding six aircraft tires at a time, at waist height, streamlining the maintenance process and preventing injury from being bent at the waist for long periods of time. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Truskowski) Airmen spinning their wheels for McChord’s C-17 fleet
What if your work center had the latest, cutting-edge technology that nobody else in the military had ever seen or used before? For the 62nd Maintenance Squadron, June of this year was forever benchmarked in their organization with the installation of their new prototype wheel and tire machine. The machine, which was constructed by HHI, Inc., is
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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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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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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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(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
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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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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
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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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