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  • Rainier War tests Airmen and Soldiers joint operation warfighting capabilities

    U.S. Air Force Capt. James Callen, 62nd Operations Support Squadron pilot, flies a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Rainier War 21B near Moses Lake, Washington, Nov. 3, 2021. Rainier War is a semi-annual, large readiness exercise led by 62nd Airlift Wing, designed to train aircrews under realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum
  • 62nd AW Airmen demonstrate ability to survive, operate during Rainier War

    Rainier War is a semi-annual, large readiness exercise led by 62nd Airlift Wing, designed to train Airmen under realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum readiness operations against modern threats and replicate today’s contingency operations.
  • Rainier War evaluates Airmen’s ability to operate in CBRNE environment

    Rainier War 21B exercises and evaluates the wing’s ability to employ the force and their ability to perform during wartime and/or contingency taskings in a high-intensity, wartime contested, degraded and operationally limited environment while supporting the contingency operations against a near-peer adversary in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area
  • 62 APS uploads success during Rainier War

    U.S. Air Force 62nd Aerial Port Squadron cargo processing representatives, with the help of U.S. Army vehicle drivers remove parking support wheels from a Kalmar Reachstacker crane during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, November 2, 2021. The exercise is designed to demonstrate the wing’s ability to operate and
  • ‘Trust In Our People, Trust In Our Training’; 62nd OG commander details personal, group involvement in Operation Allies Refuge

    Trust is one of the most fundamental components of a service member’s life. U.S. Airmen must have trust that their wingmen will have their back, their commanding officers will make safe and strategic decisions and that they have honed the skills needed to fly, fight and win, no matter what is thrown their way. When faced with the reality of the
  • Rainier War to increase aircraft activities

    The 62nd Airlift Wing’s Exercise Rainier War is scheduled Nov. 1-10, 2021.During the two-week exercise, there may be an increase in aircraft activities. Public queries or comments about noise may be directed to JBLM Public Affairs through https://home.army.mil/lewis-mcchord/index.php/contact/noise-and-public-disturbances or 62nd Airlift Wing Public
  • 62nd Airlift Wing kicks off Rainier War 21B

    The 62nd Airlift Wing kicked off Exercise Rainier War 21B, Nov. 1, 2021. Exercise Rainier War is a major exercise for the wing, including multiple airlift and fighter assets, joint partners and special operations forces.“It is designed to evaluate Team McChord’s ability to generate, employ and sustain combat forces in response to a deployment
  • ‘If It Has To Be Someone, Make It Me’; 8th AS commander details personal, squadron involvement in Operation Allies Refuge

    “The first thing that went through my mind when I was notified was that my crews are uniquely prepared to prevail in this kind of environment,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kyle Stewart, 8th Airlift Squadron commander. He was describing his mindset prior to his unit participating in the Operation Allies Refuge, a U.S. military operation to airlift
  • 62nd AW leadership leads CFC donation

    U.S. Air Force Col. David Fazenbaker, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Arce, 62nd AW command chief, complete their Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) pledge forms at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 22, 2021. The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is one of the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaigns
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