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  • 62 AW and 555 EN BDE complete joint exercise

     The 62nd Airlift Wing and the 555th Engineer Brigade (EN BDE) worked together to move equipment, vehicles and personnel by C-17 Globemaster III to Moses Lake May 21.The 555th EN BDE was holding a deployment readiness exercise that tested their ability to deploy on short notice.“Readiness is the keystone to any quick reaction force,” said U.S. Army
  • 62 AW welcomes new commander

     Col. Scovill Currin assumed command of the 62nd Airlift Wing from the outgoing commander, Col. Rebecca Sonkiss, during a ceremony May 24 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM).“I can vouch for the character, temperament and kind of person that you’re getting,” said Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, 18th Air Force commander, who presided over the change of
  • Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force. Starting Oct. 1, 2018, Airmen who have serviceable OCPs may wear the uniform, and Airmen can purchase OCPs at Army and Air Force Exchange Services at the following locations: Aviano Air Base, Charleston Air Force Base, Shaw Air Force Base, and MacDill Air Force Base. These initial locations will allow uniform manufacturers to produce additional stocks for other locations, eventually outfitting the total force in the coming months.
  • Airman Leadership School Class 18-D graduates

    Congratulations to the following Airmen who graduated the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, May 3.Senior Airman Austin Bathrick, 62nd Operations Support SquadronStaff Sgt. Erick Diaz, 22nd Special Tactics SquadronSenior Airman John Draxler, 7th Airlift SquadronSenior Airman Ryan Edens, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance SquadronSenior Airman
  • Carter Lake Elementary honors military children

    Friday, Carter Lake Elementary School’s principal, teachers, administrators and staff, as well as invited guests and parents, paused to honor military children as part of the month-long recognition of April as Month of the Military Child.“This is our opportunity to acknowledge and be thankful for the service of all military children and what a
  • Airmen 'strike out' sexual assault during bowling event

     Team McChord Airmen came together to participate in a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event hosted by the McChord Field Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) team, April 27 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.Strike Out Sexual Assault was a bowling event held at McChord Field’s Sounders Lane to raise awareness about
  • Airmen ‘Take Back the Night’ during SAPR 5K

    Sexual assault is something that can effect anyone, either directly or through a loved one. Many victims of sexual assault can feel ashamed and try to hide what happened instead of speaking out.In an effort to raise awareness about sexual assault, Team McChord Airmen strapped on their running shoes and participated in the 62nd Airlift Wing (AW)
  • Team McChord makes annual Moses Lake visit

    McChord field members went to Moses Lake, McChord Field’s primary auxiliary field for local training sorties, for an annual visit March 16.The annual visit includes inspections by occupational safety, public health, bioenvironmental, and flight safety, and briefings from flight safety and the United States Department of Agriculture for pilot
  • AMOPS members train on McChord flight line

    Members of the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS) practiced transporting patients to and from a C-17 Globemaster III and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on the McChord Field flight line as part of a conference here March 8 to 11.AMOPS includes active duty, guard, reserve and retired Air Force, Army and Navy doctors,
  • Airmen, Soldiers conquer subzero temps during Arctic Pegasus

    Braving the bitter winds and freezing temperatures of Alaska, 62nd Airlift Wing Airmen teamed up with Soldiers for Exercise Arctic Pegasus from March 11 to 14.During this four-day exercise, Airmen assigned to the 7th and 8th Airlift Squadrons transported approximately 30 Soldiers and four Interim Armored Strykers in two C-17 Globemaster IIIs from
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