COLONEL REBECCA J. SONKISS
Colonel Rebecca Sonkiss is the Commander, 62nd Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. She ensures the readiness of more than 2,400 active duty military and civilian personnel, along with 48 permanently assigned C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, to support worldwide combat and humanitarian airlift and airdrop operations. As the provider of the Prime Nuclear Airlift Forces, the 62nd AW is the only wing in the Department of Defense tasked to airlift nuclear and nuclear-related cargo. In addition, the 62nd AW serves as the primary active-duty wing in support of Operation Deep Freeze, partnering with Reserve, Guard, and civilian agencies, to provide airlift support for the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Program.
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