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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
0 12/21
2017
Senior Airman Nino Vaccaro, 62nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsions specialist, entertains a local World War II veteran taking part in the Puget Sound Honor Flight April 24, 2017, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Seattle, Wash. The event is one of four done annually by the Puget Sound Honor Flight, a nonprofit organization founded to serve U.S. Veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jacob Jimenez) Team McChord Airmen honor WWII veterans
More than 60 service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and the local area honored veterans participating in the Puget Sound Honor Flight, April 24 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The veterans were welcomed home after returning from their trip to Washington, District of Columbia to see monuments built in their honor, such
0 4/27
2017
Mr. Brad Boland (right), President O-Neill Transfer and Storage Co., hands off a bottle of 1945 Calvados brandy to Master Sgt. Todd Wivell, 62nd Airlift Wing chief of public affairs, March 5, 2017 at the O-Neill business office in Beaverton, Oregon. Boland, along with other members from the east coast to the west coast, assisted in transporting two separate bottles of this brandy in order to help two World War II veterans complete a pact to toast their fallen comrades. (Courtesy photo
From the east coast to the west coast: the journey of two bottles to reunite WWII members
It is approximately 2,800 miles from Fredericksburg, Virginia to Seattle, Washington and can take more than four days of driving to make this trip. That is exactly what took place when two bottles of 1945 Calvados brandy were transported from Fredericksburg the week of March 22 and as one bottle arrived to Seattle the week of April 7,  the other
0 4/07
2017
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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2017
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