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.
Air Mobility Command (AMC) leadership visited Team McChord as part of a listening tour of AMC bases, Sept. 2-3. Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, AMC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Kruzelnick, AMC command chief, met with Team McChord Airmen and learned about their unique mission.
Seventy-five years ago on board the deck of the USS Missouri, Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur watched as Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and Japanese General Yoshijiro Umezu signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender officially ending the war in the Pacific, and thereby, World War II.
The United Service Organizations Northwest (USO NW) Shali Center and mobile events programs have adapted their operations to accommodate service members and families during the COVID-19 pandemic here. Since the temporary suspension of operations, the USO, primarily the mobile program, has served about 34,380 people, which has already exceeded 2019’s estimation of 30,000 people served.
Airman 1st Class David Newgent, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals a C-17 Globemaster III to its parking spot during Exercise Long Hammer/Rainier War at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 10, 2020. Exercises like this maintain Team McChord’s readiness to deploy and operate anywhere anytime. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

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