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  • Flight tower gets new escape route

    On Jan. 5, McChord's flight tower unveiled the Baker Life Chute, a fire escape mechanism that simplifies evacuation routes in case people are trapped in the tower during a fire. The 102-foot long, nylon braided chute has an aluminum and stainless steel framework and can be dropped from the catwalk

  • Luncheon commemorates MLK

    On Jan. 8, more than 150 Team McChord members gathered at McChord's Clubs and Community Center to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. During a tumultuous time in America's history, Dr. King was a prominent figure who planted the seeds of change in our society, said 1st Lt. Kellen Logan, 62nd

  • Team McChord proves C-17s have global reach

    The capability of the C-17 Globemaster III and Team McChord Airmen reaches to the very end of the earth. And that global reach was affirmed today when a Team McChord aircrew completed the first C-17 airdrop over the South Pole, delivering 70,000 pounds of supplies to the National Science Foundation.

  • Monster mash goes base-wide

    The entire base got a taste of just what the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron goes through on a routine basis Thursday. It was all part of Monster Mash -- a 6-mile run interlaced with multiple physical and mental challenges through the southern-most section of McChord. While members of the 22nd STS

  • Common access card required to access work e-mail from home

    Since Saturday, a Common Access Card has been required to access McChord's Web-based e-mail from a laptop or home computer. The move to CAC readers on every computer is part of an Air Force mandate to protect the entire network, said 1st Lt. Wayne Solley, 62nd Communications Squadron. "Our webmail

  • Voices win over Seahawk crowd

    SEATTLE, Wash. -- With 68,175 pairs of ears intently listening, the Voices of McChord delivered a barber shop quartet version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of its largest venue Nov. 12 before the Seahawks took on the St. Louis Rams at Qwest Field. The performance was part of the Seahawks

  • CS snaps APS win streak

    Quarterback Anthony Butler threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, leading the 62nd Communications Squadron to a 26-13 victory over the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron Tuesday night at Rainier Field. The win earned CS its 11th victory of the season and snapped a 10-game winning streak by APS.

  • Center gives McChord families chance to ‘escape’

    The name and location say it all. Nestled in a grove of tall trees off Lincoln Boulevard, McChord's Escape Zone is a place for newborns to 5-year-olds and their parents to combat overwhelming feelings brought on by deployments or family relocation to and from McChord. The center, which has been

  • Team McChord must adhere to sponsor policy

    As the holiday season approaches and family and friends flock to McChord to visit, base officials are asking Team McChord members to be careful of whom they sponsor on base. There are a lot of people at McChord who sponsor people and don't understand their full responsibility, said Charles Thornton,