McChord Field is home to a wide variety of units and missions. The 62nd Airlift Wing is the active-duty wing on McChord Field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The 62nd AW is joined by its Reserve partner, the 446th Airlift Wing. Together, they fly 40 C-17 Globemaster IIIs to provide combat airlift for America. Additionally, JBLM also hosts the Western Air Defense Sector, an Air National Guard unit; the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron; the 361st Recruiting Squadron and a number of other units across the installation. 

McChord Senior Leaders

                                    Colonel David A. Fazenbaker is the Commander, 62d Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.       Colonel Brian Collins official photo with American flag background       Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Arce official photo with American flag background

                                    Colonel David Fazenbaker            Colonel Brian Collins         Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Arce

Commander Priorities


The 62nd Airlift Wing's mission is to execute global airlift, prepare for Joint and Coalition Multi-Domain Operations in near-peer contested environments, and continually ensure Force Development.


America's Airlift Wing...Mobility Warfighters


Provide prime nuclear airlift forces

Execute today's global airlift mission

Develop readiness to win any fight, any time

Invest in Airmen and families


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