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  • AMC commander visits JBLM, discusses critical missions

    The commander of Air Mobility Command visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Jan. 29 through Feb. 2 to meet and speak with Airmen and Soldiers here about the installation’s role in critical national missions. While here, Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, AMC commander, also participated in a C-17 training mission and interacted with Airmen,
  • The History of the National Children’s Dental Health Month

    The history of the National Children’s Dental Health Month began 3 Feb. 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio.  The American Dental Association designated one day to observe Children’s Dental Health.  In 1955, the event pushed to a one-week event.  In 1981, the ADA voted to extend the event to a one-month observance.  Now, 36-years later, the NCDHM influences
  • Congratulations to the 2016 62AW Annual Award winners

    Congratulations to the following members ofTeam McChord who were named the 2016 62nd Airlift Wing Annual Award recipients.Key SpouseMrs. Rachel Deaton, 62nd Maintenance GroupCivilian Category IMr. Brandon Mudrey, 62nd Maintenance GroupCivilian Category IIAMr. Lowell Mooney Jr, 62nd Operations GroupCivilian Category IIBMr. Matthew Zubrod, 62nd
  • Grill menu keeps it fresh

    Laughter pierced the halls of The Club at McChord Field as people packed into the newly-reopened McChord Grill and Bar to enjoy the menu of food and the casual environment Jan. 19. “I’m very excited about opening and to highlight our new concept of more healthy, more gourmet and cook to fresh food,” said Dorte West, the club’s business manager.
  • McChord simulators keep pilots ready

    For C-17 Globemaster III pilots, training in the aircraft is ideal, but most of their training is performed on the ground in one of four C-17 simulators located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.McChord C-17 pilots maintain current and ready for any mission at a moments notice by conducting recurring training throughout the year in the simulator.
  • McChords’ 373rd TRS provides world class training

    Teaching is something every instructor and supervisor in the 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 12, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash., takes very seriously as they provide world-class aircraft maintenance training to meet the evolving expeditionary mission requirements of the C-17 Globemaster III community.The 373rd TRS is part of the Air Education
  • Smith takes command of 62nd Ops Group

    Lt. Col. Brian Smith took command of the 62nd Operations Group during a Change of Responsibility ceremony Jan. 6, at the McChord Field Theater at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.  Smith took command from Col. David Owens, the former 62nd OG commander, who is moving on to command the 317th Airlift Wing at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.Col.
  • JBLM unit wins 2016 Weather Squadron of the Year

    Airmen from the 1st Weather Squadron earned bragging rights after recently being named by the Air Force as the most outstanding weather squadron for 2016.“I was ecstatic for the Airmen here in the squadron,” said Lt. Col. Troy Kirk, 1st Weather Squadron commander. “You don’t always see the fruit of your labor and we work really hard here at the 1st
  • Commander mentors new flight commanders

    Team McChord’s newest flight commanders recently attended a leadership course hosted by McChord leadership. The course was held Dec. 16 to help prepare new flight commanders for their new leadership positions at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington.    The quarterly course provides briefings from a variety of base agencies and open discussions from