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Airmen complete life-saving mission Airmen complete life-saving mission
After completing days of continuous flights, one 4th Airlift Squadron air crew took on a seemingly impossible mission. Tasked to transport a U.S. Navy Sailor in critical condition, Airmen from the 4th AS raced against time to get the patient suffering from injuries sustained in an IED explosion, from Baghdad to Ramstein Air Base, Germany.   The
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Senior Airman Facundo Santamina (left), 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief and Staff Sgt. James Pomeroy, 62nd AMXS crew chief, review a technical order prior to performing maintenance on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft March 20, 2017 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. In order to inspect and diagnose aircraft maintenance issues, crew chiefs go through more than five months of technical training and months of on the job training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez)      McChord crew chiefs - More than turning wrenches
C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on McChord Field cannot takeoff without the help of the 62nd Maintenance Group crew chiefs. A jack of all trades and a generalist in aircraft maintenance, crew chiefs are responsible for maintaining all of the 48 C-17s assigned to McChord.“We are the first line of defense when it comes to maintenance,” said Senior
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A McChord officer wears his U.S. Air Force Weapons Instructor Course patch, Nov. 18, 2016 at Joint Base Lewis- McChord, Wash. Recently. Air Force officials announced the planned relocation of the WIC from Joint Base McQuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. to JBLM, Wash. in the summer of 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox) C-17 Weapons Instructor Course relocates to JB Lewis-McChord
Air Mobility Command will save $12 million annually by moving a weapons squadron and weapons instructor course from New Jersey to Washington beginning the summer of 2017, officials announced Nov. 18.
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