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  • Airmen unite for national prayer event

    More than 200 Airmen came together Monday at McChord's Clubs and Community Center as part of the National Prayer Luncheon. Guest speaker Chaplain (Col.) Brian Van Sickle, Air Mobility Command chaplain, spoke about the audacity of hope, inspired by the book of the same title by Illinois Sen. Barrack

  • McChord gives honors to elite group of enlisted Airmen

    The base honored seven Airmen for their promotion to chief master sergeant during a Chief Master Sergeant Induction Ceremony at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at McChord's Clubs and Community Center. The event was very professionally done, said inductee Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Parks, who will sew on his eighth

  • 8th Airlift Squadron deploys

    McChord's 8th Airlift Squadron left here Feb. 24 for a 120-day deployment to the war zone in support of the Global War on Terror. The 8th AS' Airmen are deployed as the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron to various locations throughout Europe, Southwest Asia and the Middle East. They replaced the

  • Campaign urges Airmen to be ... “Through with chew”

    Airmen were encouraged to take note of the consequences of using smokeless tobacco this week as part of "through with chew" week. The focus of the campaign was awareness and highlighting the fact that McChord's Health and Wellness Center offers tobacco cessation classes. "We want people who are

  • Hawkins: McChord's AFSO 21, 2 EAS initiatives impressive

    "The 62nd Airlift Wing is in great shape," said Maj. Gen. James Hawkins, 18th Air Force Commander, during his recent visit here. One thing that impressed the general was the way McChord's Airmen are trying to take Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century to the next phase through base-level

  • AMC commander visits base

    Air Mobility Command commander, Gen. Duncan McNabb visited the base Tuesday and Wednesday for a Rodeo in-progress review. More than 100 national and international mobility teams will compete during Rodeo in July to see who has the best flight and ground skills of aircrews, security forces, aerial

  • McChord fitness readiness class keeps Airmen, civilians fit to fight

    McChord's fitness readiness class offers Airmen a chance to get a complete workout in one hour. The class, which is taught three times a week at the fitness center annex, also satisfies a weekly fitness requirement for Airmen who have been placed on the fitness improvement program because they

  • Annual Awards Banquet: McChord recognizes its best, brightest at ceremony

    The 62nd Airlift Wing hosted its Annual Awards Banquet from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1 at McChord's Clubs and Community Center. The event, which honored the base's outstanding military and civilian achievers, was one of the best the 62nd AW has put on, said First Sergeant of the Year Master Sgt. Annette

  • JTAC Airmen earn Bronze stars for heroism

    Staff Sgts. Trevor Bradford and Matthew Muse, both joint terminal attack controllers from the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, were awarded the Bronze Star Medal Jan. 25 at Fort Lewis. During the ceremony, Col. Eric Schnitzer, 1st Air Support Operations Group commander, presented the medals to