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Master Sgt. Mike Keeler, 62nd Security Forces Squadron, speaks to civic leaders here Tuesday before a convoy demonstration as part of Rodeo 2007. Convoy demonstration puts visitors in Airmen’s shoes
A bus rumbles down the dirt road, plowing through a cloud of dust created by the Humvees leading the convoy. A sudden explosion and bursts of gunfire bring the convoy to an abrupt stop. When the action subsides, two insurgents lay on the side of the road next to a sport-utility vehicle. Such was the scene Tuesday as more than 50 civic leaders from
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Ramped up for Rodeo
Don't expect any complacency at the 2007 Air Mobility Rodeo from the 2005 Best C-17 Wing, according to the 446th Airlift Wing's team chief. After picking up top honors for best C-17 wing, along with five other awards, the 446th Airlift Wing is working diligently to keep its title. "We are practicing to win. We're putting a lot of time and effort
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2007
Default Air Force Logo McChord takes hosting visitors
Open arms, wide eyes, smiling faces and an entire base population charged with enthusiasm and anticipation greeted each international team upon touching down here for Air Mobility Command's 2007 Rodeo. After several long days of flying, the international teams received an even more personalized welcome by a special group of squadrons, who took in
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Adventures Unlimited, AF Travel Online offer chances to ... Explore the outdoors
Whether it's a hike to the summit of Mount St. Helens, a sightseeing trip to Seaside, Ore., or a seven day cruise on the Mexican Rivera, McChord Airmen have a host of summertime leisure experiences to choose from through Adventures Unlimited and Air Force Travel Online. From July 16 to 27, in celebration of Rodeo 2007, Adventures Unlimited is
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2007
Default Air Force Logo 62nd MXS 1 plates up softball victory
The 62nd Maintenance Squadron 1 softball team erupted for six runs in the fourth inning, paving the way to an easy 15-3 victory over the 62nd Services Squadron Monday evening at St. Helen's Field. Despite the final score, things were close early in the game as neither team could put together a string of hits. MXS 1 finally broke through in the top
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2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Airman 1st Class Kirsten Wicker, 62nd Airlift Wing, pays homage to the servicemembers held as prisoners of war and those still missing in action Tuesday at Memorial Grove. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tyler Hemstreet) Sentimental sanctuary: Grove offers Airmen place of remembrance
Like a secret garden, many people coming onto McChord drive by Memorial Grove each day without noticing it's even there. But the grove located near the intersection of Barnes Boulevard and Main Street holds special significance to many people with ties to the base. Dedicated in 1972, Memorial Grove serves as a place for people to relax while
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2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Members of the 4th and 728th Airlift Squadron intramural soccer team celebrate following a 5-1 victory over the 62nd Maintenance Squadron in the intramural soccer championship game June 15 at Rainier Field.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman) 4th,728th AS blow away rivals to win title
The 4th and 728th Airlift Squadron intramural soccer team took advantage of a tired 62nd Maintenance Squadron team, scoring four second-half goals to break open a tight contest and coast to a 5-1 win in the intramural soccer championship game June 15 at Rainier Field. After playing back-to-back games the day before, MXS tried its best to put forth
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2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Curtis Carlisle empties a container filled with metal bands into a large container at the recycling center June 12, 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman) Reduce, reuse, recycle: Base recycling center helps Airmen stay eco-friendly
As the conveyor belt dumps pieces of cardboard down a long chute into the heart of the bright-blue baler, the 30-horsepower electric motor springs to life and prepares the giant hydraulic press to transform the individual pieces into tightly compressed and neatly tied 1,600-pound bales. After the bales are spit out, a forklift transports them
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2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Capt. Michael Masuda, 4th Airlift Squadron, swims laps in the base pool, Wednesday. The base pool opened for the season Memorial Day weekend and will close Labor Day weekend.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Tyler Hemstreet) Refreshing workout for summer months
As the weather starts to warm up, the pool can be a cool and refreshing alternative to the hot asphalt when it comes to getting a cardiovascular workout. The base pool, which opened for the season May 26, offers lap swimming from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Swimming laps for 20 minutes using a
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2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Senior Airman Vincent Garcia, 62nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, replaces a cover in the engine compartment of a front-end loader during a safety inspection on May 23, 2007.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman) Multipurpose vehicle maintenance: Shop keeps mission running like well-oiled machine
As the spring winds down and summer starts to creep in, winter is the last thing on anyone's mind. That is, unless you are part of the staff of the 62nd Logistics Readiness Squadron's multipurpose vehicle maintenance section. Whether Airmen in the shop are working on a deicing truck that clears the ice off the wings of each C-17 Globemaster III or
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2007
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