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  • McChord readies for LSEP inspection

    After months of preparation and countless hours of training, McChord’s maintenance, logistics and aerial port squa-drons are ready to wow the Logistics Standardization and Evaluation Program inspectors visiting here Monday through Aug. 7, according to base officials. The LSEP team, which consists of approximately 40 individuals, will evaluate how
  • Safety top priority for Team McChord

    The 62nd Airlift Wing Safety Office has many tools and procedures to keep safety at the forefront of everything McChord Airmen accomplish. One aspect of the program every Airman is very familiar with is preventative safety measures. Ken Heath, 62nd Airlift Wing ground safety superintendent, said something as simple as McChord Airmen wearing
  • MXS proves precise with PMEL

    The 62nd Maintenance Squadron’s Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment flight received an excellent performance rating as it underwent an Air Force-level evaluation July 12 through 19. A team from the Air Force Metrology and Calibration Program Office in Heath, Ohio, came to McChord to perform the audit, which is done every two years to
  • McChord Airmen deploy for GWOT

    While helping their squadrons prepare for the Logistics Standardization and Evaluation Program inspection Monday, many of McChord's maintainers, aerial porters and logistics readiness personnel were also preparing for deployments. Chief Master Sgt. Daniel McLau-ghlin, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron superintendent, said he doesn't foresee the
  • DOD releases new instruction on sexual assault prevention

    The Department of Defense further developed sexual assault prevention and response procedures by publishing “Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Procedures” recently. According to DOD Instruction 6495.02, it exists “to ensure there is a standard of care throughout the Department [of Defense] … all DOD sexual assault first responders
  • McChord youth to participate in high jump championships

    A McChord family member has been selected to participate in the 2006 USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Baltimore, Md., July 26-27. Brandon Angles, 12, who initially joined Fort Lewis' youth track and field team to beat his dog in a race, said he is excited about the opportunity to compete in the
  • New deployment system eases load on aircrews

    The Air Force changed the way C-17 Globemaster III squadrons deploy to Europe and Asia in June. The change was made to C-17 crew deployments to ease the burden on pilots and loadmasters flying from the U.S, said Lt. Col. Smokey Robinson, 10th Airlift Squadron commander and one of the founders of the two expeditionary air squadron system. Now two
  • 7th AS finish record-setting deployment

    More than 100 Airmen from the 7th Airlift Squadron returned home Tuesday after completing a 140-day deployment in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. While deployed as the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, the 7th AS Airmen managed more than 6,500 missions, 16,000 flight hours, the movement of more than 121,000 passengers and