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  • JBLM assists Travis C-17s after base evacuation

    Four of Travis Air Force Base’s (AFB) C-17 Globemaster IIIs and 75 personnel arrived here during the late hours of Aug. 19 as the base served as an evacuation site due to California’s wildfires.Travis Air Force Base installation commander ordered an evacuation order Aug. 19 in response to the LNU Lightning Complex Fire near Fairfield and Vacaville,
  • JBLM assists Travis AFB with C-17 evacuation

    Four C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., in the late and early hours of Aug. 19-20, 2020. JBLM was ready to support Travis AFB with their evacuation efforts to relocate aircraft from the wildfires there. The Travis AFB installation commander ordered evacuations for
  • JBLM supports Travis evacuation efforts

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord is expected to receive C-17 Globemaster IIIs and supporting personnel from Travis Air Force Base, California in an effort to relocate aircraft from the devastating wildfires there. “Our thoughts are with our teammates in California during this time,” said Col Erin Staine-Pyne, 62nd Airlift Wing commander. “With McChord
  • Team McChord executes Exercise Long Hammer/Rainier War

    Team McChord participated in Exercise Long Hammer/Rainier War, August 3 - 7 here, testing deployment and readiness capabilities while implementing and complying with COVID-19 prevention measures.Long Hammer tested the 627th Air Base Group’s rapid deployment processing line while Rainier War focused on maintenance and operations in the 62nd Airlift
  • 62 MXG participates in Exercise Long Hammer/Rainier War

    The 62nd Maintenance Group (MXG) participated in Team McChord’s Exercise Long Hammer/Rainier War here, Aug. 3-7.The exercise tested Team McChord’s ability to rapidly deploy and conduct airlift operations while complying with real-world COVID-19 pandemic countermeasures.For the 62nd MXG, they had five learning objectives to seek out during the
  • ODF missions to bring life-sustaining supplies to Antarctica while keeping it COVID-free

    A team of 30 Airmen departed here to start a two-week quarantine period in Christchurch, New Zealand, Aug. 5, before conducting missions delivering supplies to McMurdo Station in Antarctica. The 304th Expeditionary Air Squadron (EAS) is a deployed unit made up of Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing, 446th Airlift Wing and one supply troop from the
  • 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