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  • Exercise Rainier War 2020 provides team-wide training opportunities

    Exercise Rainier War 2020 was conducted at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. from Aug 3 - 7, 2020. The purpose of Rainier War is to exercise and evaluate the ability to plan, generate, and execute an airlift tasking, to sustain contingency operations, and demonstrate limited elements of full spectrum readiness (FSR) while in a contested and degraded
  • 62nd AW tests new way to train aircrews

    The 62nd Airlift Wing is conducting a trial run for a new way to train C-17 Globemaster III aircrews and keep them up to date on qualifications from July 1 to Dec. 31, here.Maj. Nick Burke, 62nd Operations Support Squadron director of wing training, partnered with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) to design a new training plan and is
  • Sports medicine innovations improve TACP health, readiness

    Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Airmen have a unique job. They embed with units on the front lines of battlefields to call in air strikes during a fight.The TACP Airmen of the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron perform jobs that require some of the highest levels of physical fitness in the Air Force. With that level of performance often comes
  • 627th CES prolongs life of flightline

    Pavement and construction technicians from the 627th Civil Engineer Squadron work together to reseal cracks on the McChord Field flight line on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 25, 2020. Resealing is done with melted tar funneled into the cracks and left to dry, which prolongs the life of the flight line by preventing erosion. (U.S. Air Force
  • CSAF visits Team McChord for COVID-19 update

    Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein visited the 62nd Airlift Wing here to see firsthand how operations within Team McChord have been continuing to provide airlift support during the COVID-19 pandemic.“This has been an interesting journey for all of us,” said Goldfein during his June 18 visit. “I could not be more proud of the
  • 62nd AW helps test improvements to combat airlift capabilities

    The 62nd Operations Support Squadron (62nd OSS) and 57th Weapons Squadron from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington, and the 437th Airlift Wing (AW) from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, in conjunction with Air Mobility Command (AMC), tested an updated dynamic re-tasking capability (DRC) system during a weapons instructor course joint
  • 62nd MXS improves efficiency through unit innovation

    Airmen and leadership of the 62nd Maintenance Squadron (62nd MXS) here integrated a new schedule and framework for conducting home station checks (HSCs), March 24.When the 62nd Airlift Wing changed to mission-essential manning to limit the spread of COVID-19, some people stopped physically coming into work, but members of the 62nd MXS can’t take
  • Team McChord launches first virtual Wingman Day

    Team McChord held its first virtual Wingman Day here, May 21, moving the typical in-person morning classes and afternoon unit activities online.Wingman Day, held a few times a year, provides an opportunity for Airmen to connect with their peers to improve resiliency and strengthen bonds within units. While past events included a commander’s call,
  • Fitness testing suspended until Oct. 1

    The change, which is an update from the original June 1 resume date, is effective immediately.
  • McChord Airmen respond to COVID-19 on a global scale

    Airmen from the 7th and 8th Airlift Squadrons (AS) on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., left for an aeromedical evacuation staging mission to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 30. In support of the COVID-19 pandemic, a McChord aircrew flew to Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, to pick up two transport isolation systems and 45 aeromedical