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  • A Very Merry Airlift

    Santa is a busy guy and airlifters have always been happy to lend a hand to alleviate some of the stress heaped upon Santa around this time of year. Devoid of a little red sleigh, airlifters put their trust in mobility aircraft to deliver presents to those around the world. Both good and bad.During

  • New bridge restores full McChord airfield capabilities

    A McChord C-17 Globemaster III took off Dec. 22 over the new underground bridge to commemorate the reopening of the McChord Field runway to its full, 10,100-foot operational length. This follows the 11-month closure of almost half of the runway due to two failing culverts under the runway, taxiway

  • Team McChord sets off Operation Ham Grenade

    It’s that time of year again, which means Team McChord accomplished Operation Ham Grenade, receiving donated hams for McChord Field Airmen Dec. 17.Each holiday season, the Air Force Association (AFA) McChord Field Chapter 334 and the Pierce Military and Business Alliance (PMBA), donate large hams to

  • Team McChord executes Operation Cookie Drop

    Maj. Jennifer Arce, Operation Cookie Drop co-organizer and 62nd Medical Squadron flight medicine nurse, and other volunteers box up cookies during Operation Cookie Drop Dec. 9, 2020, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The operation received more than 1,000 dozen cookies, which exceeded the goal of

  • 62 APS starts rapid COVID testing at SeaTac

    Airman 1st Class Jacob McChesney, 62nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief temporarily assigned to the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron (APS), takes the temperature of a passenger traveling to Asia at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Dec. 3, 2020. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the

  • 62nd Airlift Wing hosts Wingman Day for Airmen

    The 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, hosted its second Wingman Day of 2020 to empower resiliency within Airmen.Wingman Day, which was held Nov. 20, emphasized informational awareness, accountability, and team building. With the current COVID-19 global pandemic, Wingman Day

  • Operation Turkey Drop: mission accomplished

    Once again Operation Turkey Drop spreads holiday spirit to service members, fostering a Thanksgiving season they will never forget.Every year, the Air Force Association (AFA) McChord Field Chapter and the Pierce Military and Business Alliance (PMBA), round up their volunteer troops to donate turkeys

  • 62 MXS shields McChord with 3D printing

    The 62nd Maintenance Squadron (MXS) Metals Technology Shop are using their new 3D printer to create facemasks and shields for the McChord Dental Clinic to help keep them safe from COVID-19.The shop recently purchased a larger 3D printer than the one they had previously and have already put it to

  • Team McChord welcomes 2020-2022 Honorary Commanders

    Team McChord welcomed the following honorary commanders for the 2020-2022 term, Oct. 16, 2020. See more photos here: Douglas Newman, DuPont Police Department ChiefMr. Robert Thoms, City of Tacoma CouncilmanMr. Michael Wark,