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  • 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

  • 62nd AW salutes COVID-19 heroes with morale flyover

    The 62nd Airlift Wing (AW) saluted the American heroes at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 during an Air Force Salutes morale flyover throughout Washington State’s Puget Sound region, May 8.“The 62nd AW salutes each American serving on the frontlines in combat against the COVID-19

  • 62nd APS Airmen conduct new COVID-19 screening at SeaTac

    Every single wing, squadron and unit in the U.S. Air Force has felt the effects of COVID-19 in one form or another. Airmen assigned to the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron (APS) unit operating out of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) Air Mobility Command (AMC) Passenger Terminal have

  • 57th WPS continues C-17 Weapons Instructor Course at JBLM

    Instructors from the 57th Weapons Squadron (57 WPS) and seven students in the C-17 Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) and Advanced Instructor Course (AIC) participated in an aeromedical evacuation exercise April 23 at the Yakima Training Center (YTC), Washington.This exercise was a part of the course’s

  • Maintenance Airmen execute mission safely during COVID-19

    The World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Jan. 3. Since then, Air Force bases have been responding to the crisis, eventually going to mission essential personnel to maintain the safety of their Airmen while

  • 62nd MDS tracks spread of COVID-19 for Team McChord

    Airmen at the 62nd Medical Squadron on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, have been conducting contact tracing for COVID-19 since they were made aware of the first potential case of the disease, Feb. 28.Contact tracing is a process that identifies and monitors individuals who may have had contact

  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    An American is sexually assaulted every 73 seconds. Every 9 minutes, one of those victims is a child. It is also estimated that 18,900 service members experience unwanted sexual contact annually. (www.Rainn.org)The Department of Defense has designated April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

  • 62nd OSS produces masks to reduce spread of COVID-19

    With Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s recent guidance regarding the wear of face masks, the 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, needed a find a way to quickly produce masks for mission-essential personnel who are continuously working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.Airmen from

  • DoD Travel Restrictions FAQ

    Q1. What is being done to ensure our service members are safe in their travels and keep them healthy?A1. The actions outlined in Secretary Esper’s memo and the Force Health Protection Supplement #4 are done to protect our personnel and their families. The department will take several measures to