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  • Base immunizations clinic offers protection against certain cancers

    Gardasil, the vaccine for human papillomavirus, is available to females ages 9 to 26 on a walk-in basis at McChord's Immunization Clinic. Approved for use in the Air Force in November 2006, the vaccine has been available to females at McChord since early this year, said Capt. Tim Spence, 62nd

  • AMC Rodeo team to visit base for in-progress review

    Brig. Gen. Kip Self and members of Air Mobility Command's staff Rodeo team will arrive here Sunday for a three-day planning conference with the 62nd Airlift Wing's Rodeo staff. General Self, commander of the Air Force Expeditionary Center at Fort Dix, N.J., became Rodeo commander recently when Maj.

  • Special Olympics kicks off tonight

    More than 2,000 athletes from across the state will come together at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Hangar 2 to kick off the 2007 Washington Special Olympic Summer Games. For the 17th consecutive year, McChord will host the opening ceremony, as well as Saturday night's Victory Dance and Happenings. The

  • Celebrate diversity with Asian-Pacific heritage events

    To commemorate the diversity and strength that people of Asian and Pacific Islander ancestry bring to the armed forces, McChord is hosting several events this month as part of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. The events are designed to entertain and educate Airmen about Asian and Pacific

  • LRS flight tests new vehicle for efficient fuels management

    The 62nd Logistics Readiness Squadron's fuels management flight is playing an integral role in the search to find new ways to fuel aircraft more efficiently. Since September, the fuels management flight has been using an R-11 fuel truck fitted with a Hydrant Mobile Refueling Equipment, or Hymore,

  • Base welcomes new honorary commanders

    The 62nd Airlift Wing officially welcomed 24 new honorary commanders in a ceremony Tuesday morning at McChord's Clubs and Community Center. The ceremony served as a brief introduction to the incoming commanders about McChord and the 62nd AW's mission, as well as a farewell to the outgoing

  • AFSO 21 changes streamline force

    Several groups on base are working together to come up with more efficient ways to use available C-17 Globemaster IIIs for training missions during the week. By shortening the turn time of each aircraft from three hours and 15 minutes to two hours and using an engine running crew change process, by