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  • Airmen honor prisoners of war

    Team McChord Airmen participated in POW/MIA remembrance week at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Sept. 11-15 in honor of all prisoners of war and those missing.  The week’s events included a wreath laying ceremony, motorcycle ride, 24-hour run and remembrance luncheon.  An annual tradition, POW/MIA week brings together Airmen, Soldiers, and
  • Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
  • McChord leadership honor loadmaster legend

    A rare honor was bestowed on a prior McChord Airman and his family during a street renaming ceremony Aug. 19 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.   The ceremony unveiled McChord Field’s  newly renamed street Chief Master Sgt. William M. Cannon Boulevard, previously 5th Street Northeast on Heritage Hill. The late Cannon was a retired McChord loadmaster who
  • 62nd Maintenance Group welcomes new commander

    The 62nd Maintenance Group commander handed over the reins to the incoming commander, during a change of command ceremony Aug. 14 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Col. Reba Sonkiss, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, presided over the ceremony in which Col. Anthony Babcock, assumed command from Col. James Clavenna. The change of command ceremony is a
  • Mobility Guardian draws to an end

    Crews flew approximately 1,200 hours in eight days, executing almost 650 sorties during Exercise Mobility Guardian, July 31 to Aug. 12, 2017.
  • Air Force Military Treatment Facilities pilot medical readiness

    Air Force Medicine has a non-stop global readiness mission. Medical Airmen must be prepared to deploy on short notice to provide life-saving and performance-enhancing healthcare in diverse, austere, and isolated locations, and all Airmen must be medically ready to deploy. To achieve this readiness mission, the Air Force Medical Service operates 76
  • Colombian Air Force leads multinational airdrop mission

    The Colombian Air Force conducted a multinational personnel airdrop mission from their Casa 295 aircraft during Exercise Mobility Guardian Aug. 6.The French and Pakistani Air Forces participated in the mission which the Colombians planned, led and executed with support from the U.S. Air Force.“The U.S. planning cell provided us with a lot of