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  • 20/20: The Air Force standard

    Three Airmen at the McChord Field Optometry Clinic are responsible for more than 4,000 Airmen stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The clinic provides Team McChord Airmen with annual eye exams, pre-operation and post-operation eye care, and diagnosing and treating eye infections. "Our mission is to support the flying community as well
  • McChord club chef- Journey to success

    What do Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray all have in common with Derek Torrence? Like Torrence, they are all professional chefs. Torrence may not have the million-dollar television contract, but he does cook delicious and healthy food for members of the Armed Forces.Derek Torrence, McChord Club executive chef, has been serving up great
  • Glimpse history with the 'Greatest Generation'

    As Aluminum Overcast, a 77-year-old B-17 Flying Fortress, roared to life on the tarmac at the Olympic Flight Museum, the cabin filled with smoke and the passengers, wearing smiles and snapping photos, filled with anticipation.Anticipation was not a foreign feeling aboard Aluminum Overcast. Decades before in the upheaval of WWII, young men clad with
  • 62nd Operations Group receives new commander

    Airmen of the 62nd Operations Group said farewell to their commander and saluted their new commander for the first time at a change of command ceremony May 1 at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. During the ceremony, Col. Mark Fuhrmann took command from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Brian Smith.“We are celebrating the change of command for an
  • Golden West Winds perform at Seattle library

    The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, Golden West Wind Quintet, perform for members of the Seattle community while on tour May 1, 2017 in Seattle, Wash. The Band of the Golden West is dedicated to engaging communities and building partnerships, telling the Air Force story, honoring military heritage, enhancing morale for uniformed service
  • McChord Top 3 hosts Annual Fishing Derby

    More than 100 people came out to participate in this year’s Annual McChord Top III Fishing Derby April 29 at Carter Lake on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.Children from ages one to 15, were split into four age groups and fished from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. for an opportunity to win prizes and trophies.For this year’s event, trophies were given
  • McChord leadership honors victim advocates

    Leadership of the 62nd Airlift Wing honored six volunteer sexual assault victim advocates, April 27, during the annual recognition event at the McChord Chapel Support Center.The event was used to recognize McChord victim advocates who have gone above and beyond to help Airmen in need volunteering more than 4,000 hours at Joint Base Lewis-McChord,
  • McChord member retires after 50 years of service – Carl Barnes

    For more than 50 years Mr. Carl Barnes has been a member of the U.S. Air Force, serving 30 years and 28 days in the active duty and then another 20 years and 3 months as a civil service employee and on April 30 he will hang up his hat and retire as an employee of the service. Barnes is from Lufkin, Texas and joined the Air Force in 1965, 30 years
  • Team McChord Airmen honor WWII veterans

    More than 60 service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and the local area honored veterans participating in the Puget Sound Honor Flight, April 24 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The veterans were welcomed home after returning from their trip to Washington, District of Columbia to see monuments built in their honor, such
  • 627th CES trains to lead the way

    The 627th Civil Engineer Squadron completed their internal Capstone exercise April 20 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., which consisted of an evaluation where they simulated being in a deployed environment and had to build a base from the ground up.The squadron used this Capstone as an internal evaluation method tool to measure readiness for a