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  • Military legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Marilyn Strickland, Betsy Dudley visits Team McChord

    Betsy Dudley, military legislative assistant, and Liz Larter, district director to U.S. Rep. Marilyn Strickland (WA-10), visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord on July 6, 2021. Dudley and Larter experienced the Team McChord mission and daily life of Airmen on a joint base including housing updates, overcoming COVID-19 and runway progression. (U.S. Air
  • 62 AW hosts first wingman day of 2021, first all call with new commander

    The 62nd Airlift Wing hosted its first Wingman Day of 2021 on June 28.The Wingman Day also provided an opportunity for Col. David Fazenbaker to address the wing all at once for the first time as the 62nd AW commander.Wingman Day, held a few times a year, connects Airmen with their peers to improve resiliency and strengthen bonds within
  • Technical Sergeant Promotions

    Congratulations to the following Team McChord technical sergeant selects! Your hard work and dedication to the mission, your Wingmen and your Airmen has earned you this promotion and we are honored to work alongside you each day. 62nd Airlift WingAnthony ColemanCody Johnson 62nd Medical SquadronNatasha EarlsTyler KnepperMario Suckoo 62nd Aerial
  • 62nd AMXS, MXS provide crucial support to move C-130E Hercules to Heritage Hill

    Airmen with several units across Team McChord, including the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 62nd Maintenance Squadron, assisted in the movement of a C-130E Hercules aircraft to its new home on Heritage Hill for the McChord Air Museum here, June 13, 2021. “There were several moving pieces that all needed to be timed properly and coordinated
  • 62nd APS Airman fulfills his own ‘American Dream’

    The idea of the ”American Dream,” a term first coined by writer and historian James Truslow Adams in 1931, is the belief that anyone, regardless of where they were born or what class they were born into, can attain their own version of success in a society in which upward mobility is possible for everyone. Airman 1st Class Zhe Yang, a fleet service
  • Col. David Fazenbaker takes the helm of 62 AW

    Hundreds of family, friends and members of Team McChord gathered together in person and virtually to welcome the new commander of the 62nd Airlift Wing during a change of command ceremony June 15, 2021, here.Maj. Gen. Kenneth T. Bibb Jr., 18th Air Force commander, introduced Col. David Fazenbaker as the newest commander of the 62nd AW.“[Col.
  • C-17 West Coast Demo Team flies with precision, purpose

    The roar of four turbofan engines fills the cargo bay and flight deck of a C-17 Globemaster III while it flies about 1,500 feet in the warm, clear skies above Miami Beach. Four experienced pilots are focused on staying safe while conducting an aerial demonstration for their audience on the sand and in the water below them, but it is not hard to do
  • 62nd OG receives new commander

    U.S. Air Force Col. Erin Staine-Pyne, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, presents the 62nd Operations Group guidon to Col. Sergio E. Anaya, the new 62nd OG commander, during the group’s assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, June 7, 2021. As the 62nd OG commander, Anaya ensures the combat readiness of three C-17A
  • Airmen Experience Orientation Flight

    Team McChord Airmen board a C-17 Globemaster III as part of Airmen Experience at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, June 2, 2021. As part of the Airmen Experience, Airmen receive a briefing about the Team McChord mission, tour different units as well as participate in an orientation flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Callie
  • It costs nothing to be kind; 627 CES Airman exemplifies core values in more ways than one

    For many, living life based on the Air Force’s core values of integrity first, excellence in all we do and service before self, comes as second nature once transitioning from the civilian world to the military. But for some, extending a helping hand and saying a kind word has been in their DNA since before they could even tie their shoes.On several