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  • 5th ASOS hosts first TACP officer candidate course at JBLM

    The tactical air control (TACP) Officer Phase Two (TOPT) assessment was held for the first time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington, August 24 – 30.The TOPT assessment evaluates a candidate’s potential to be successful at the TACP schoolhouse and as an officer in the TACP community.“The five-day course is designed to put the candidates
  • USAF Maintenance Airmen repair RAAF C-17

    62nd Maintenance Squadron Airmen and Royal Australian Air Force Airmen work together to replace an engine ring cowl on an RAAF C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 5, 2019. The repair marked the first done on a U.S. base under the C-17 Aircraft Repair and Maintenance Services Implementing Arrangement (ARMS IA). The ARMS IA
  • Airman Leadership School Class 19-F graduates

    Congratulations to the following service members who graduated from the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, Aug. 15.Staff Sgt. Samantha Alamo, 627th Security Forces SquadronSenior Airman Christian Aldridgewerre, 627th Logistics Readiness SquadronSenior Airman Caleb Alley, 62nd Airlift WingPetty Officer 3rd Class Sara Clark, U.S. Coast
  • Celebrating 20 years of excellence and airpower

    Team McChord honored the 20th anniversary of the first C-17 Globemaster III delivered to McChord Field, Washington, with a rededication ceremony, July 26, 2019.The ceremony featured retired Maj. Gen Donald Brown, former 62nd Airlift Wing commander, Mark Angello, vice president of C-17 Services at Boeing Company, and Col. Scovill Currin, 62nd
  • 1 ASOG hosts TACP Lightning Challenge

    The 1st Air Support Operations Group kicked off the 2019 Lightning Challenge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 29.Twenty two-man teams of Tactical Air Control Party Airmen assigned to Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, U.S. Air Forces Europe, and the Washington National Guard gathered to participate in the week-long competition.
  • AMC leadership visits JBLM, drives home message of readiness, innovation

    Gen. Maryanne Miller, commander of Air Mobility Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, AMC command chief, saw first-hand what makes Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, the global-reaching airlift power that it is during their visit here, June 24-27.Team McChord Airmen showcased their units’ humanitarian airlift and airdrop capabilities,
  • Airman Leadership Class 19-E graduates

    Congratulations to the following service members who graduated the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, June 27.Senior Airman Tyler Allard, 128th Air Control SquadronSenior Airman Christopher Arroyo, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance SquadronSenior Airman Ian Bartlett, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance SquadronSenior Airman Ryan Brackett, 62nd Maintenance
  • Wheels touch down at McChord

    McChord Field’s runway officially reopened 17 June after being closed for repairs since February, marking the return of Airmen and C-17 Globemaster IIIs who were temporarily stationed elsewhere.At 10 a.m., a McChord C-17 returning from a temporary duty was the first to land on the new runway, to be followed by 17 more throughout the day, bringing
  • 627 SFS bring back Police Week tradition

    The 627th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) here put on several events during the week of May 12 through May 17, 2019, in recognition of National Police Week.“National Police Week is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifices of fallen military and civilian law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty protecting and
  • Year of Defender sharpens spear of defender

    Security Forces is the largest enlisted career field in the Air Force with 38,000 defenders spanning 120 bases. In order to better care for these Airmen and ensure they have everything they need to complete their mission, 2019 was declared – Year of the Defender – by top Air Force officials.During the 2018 Air Space Cyber Conference, Chief of Staff
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