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  • 62nd AW leadership witness civilians turn into Airmen

    U.S. Air Force Basic Military trainees participate in the Airmen’s Run while Chief Master Sgt. John Lipsey, center right, 62nd Maintenance Group command chief, and other leadership members from the 62nd Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., watch the run Oct. 17, 2019. The Airmen’s Run is one of the graduation events that all Basic
  • JBLM to celebrate 7th Airlift Squadron’s 80th Anniversary

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord will honor the 80th anniversary of the 7th Airlift Squadron, Oct. 18, 2019.“For 80 years now since activation on Oct. 14, 1939, the 7th Airlift Squadron has pursued American interests above the seven seas and across the seven continents in both war and peace,” said Lt. Col. Jamil Musa, 7th Airlift Squadron commander. “While
  • JBLM Airman Receives Bronze Star

    Master Sgt. Casey Holihan, 7th Airlift Squadron superintendent, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement during his deployment to Oqab, Kabul, Afghanistan, January to December, 2018.Lt. Col. Jamil Musa, 7th AS commander, presented the medal during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Oct. 7, 2019.During his deployment,
  • JBLM Airmen, Soldiers highlight interoperability in mobility movement exercise

    From back right, U.S. Army Col. Skye Duncan, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) commander; U.S. Air Force Col. Scovill Currin, 62nd Airlift Wing commander; and U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Timothy Marble, JBLM command sergeant major, sit in the flight deck of a C-17 Globemaster III near Moses Lake Municipal Airport, Wash., Oct. 1, 2019. The
  • CPI innovates, improves processes at McChord

    Innovation, cost effectiveness and time saving can come in many shapes and sizes in the Air Force. At McChord Field, one tool in the tool belt falls under the 62nd Airlift Wing’s (AW) Manpower Office.Its Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) program offers three courses of varying depth that teach how to look at the way things are done in a unit and
  • 5th ASOS hosts first TACP officer candidate course at JBLM

    The tactical air control party (TACP) Officer Phase Two (TOPT) assessment was held for the first time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington, August 24 – 30.The TOPT assessment evaluates a candidate’s potential to be successful at the TACP schoolhouse and as an officer in the TACP community.“The five-day course is designed to put the
  • USAF Maintenance Airmen repair RAAF C-17

    62nd Maintenance Squadron Airmen and Royal Australian Air Force Airmen work together to replace an engine ring cowl on an RAAF C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 5, 2019. The repair marked the first done on a U.S. base under the C-17 Aircraft Repair and Maintenance Services Implementing Arrangement (ARMS IA). The ARMS IA
  • Airman Leadership School Class 19-F graduates

    Congratulations to the following service members who graduated from the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, Aug. 15.Staff Sgt. Samantha Alamo, 627th Security Forces SquadronSenior Airman Christian Aldridgewerre, 627th Logistics Readiness SquadronSenior Airman Caleb Alley, 62nd Airlift WingPetty Officer 3rd Class Sara Clark, U.S. Coast
  • Celebrating 20 years of excellence and airpower

    Team McChord honored the 20th anniversary of the first C-17 Globemaster III delivered to McChord Field, Washington, with a rededication ceremony, July 26, 2019.The ceremony featured retired Maj. Gen Donald Brown, former 62nd Airlift Wing commander, Mark Angello, vice president of C-17 Services at Boeing Company, and Col. Scovill Currin, 62nd
  • 1 ASOG hosts TACP Lightning Challenge

    The 1st Air Support Operations Group kicked off the 2019 Lightning Challenge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 29.Twenty two-man teams of Tactical Air Control Party Airmen assigned to Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, U.S. Air Forces Europe, and the Washington National Guard gathered to participate in the week-long competition.
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