Col. Brian Collins, 62nd Airlift Wing (AW) vice commander (left), and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Arce, 62nd AW command chief, cut a ribbon during the grand opening ceremony for the Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Movement Pop-Up Museum at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Jan. 12, 2021. The museum will be open until Jan. 22, 2021, in honor of MLK Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Callie Norton)
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Airmen and civilians assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing pass boxes of hams to the front of the wing headquarters building during Operation Ham Grenade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Dec. 17, 2020. The purpose of ham grenade is to provide hams for Airmen and their families during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)
Passengers traveling through the Air Mobility Command terminal check in for their flight at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Dec. 3, 2020. To fly, passengers are required to wear masks, complete a medical questionnaire, and are subject to a random COVID-19 test. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)
The C-17 West Coast Demo Team from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., flies a C-17 Globemaster III during the 2020 Fort Lauderdale Air Show in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Nov. 22, 2020. The demo team participated in the two-day event to showcase the C-17’s airlift capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)
"Movember" is a campaign seeking to raise awareness for various men's health issues, specifically certain cancers, by growing mustaches. In 2020, members of the Special Victim's Counsel (SVC) community wanted to highlight another societal health issue facing men: sexual assault. (Courtesy Photo)
William Nelson, left, 62nd Maintenance Squadron (MXS) Metals Technology Shop foreman, and Robert Hogsett, 62nd MXS Metals Technology Shop 3D printer technician, test the seal around a prototype face mask created by the shop’s 3D printer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 9, 2020. Hogsett came up with the idea to wrap the printed mask with a rubber glove to provide a better seal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)
The 627th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) recently invested in a Doron 660 Simulation System, a modern virtual reality driving tool that provides Airmen the foundational driving skills needed to succeed in their jobs. McChord’s ground transportation team is confident the simulator will enhance the vehicle training program’s safety and cost effectiveness.
The 62nd Maintenance Squadron (62nd MXS) hydraulics shop, in conjunction with the 446th MXS, is working on 16 C-17 Globemaster III hydraulic brakes that arrived here from a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) facility via the Air Force supply system, Aug. 12. The hydraulics shop here typically receives an average of four or five brakes a month to repair and have mission-ready. However, the team welcomes the challenge of fixing 16 brakes at one time.

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