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  • CFC allows Airmen to give to many charities

    The Combined Federal Campaign and its wide array of charities makes it easy for federal employees and military personnel of South Puget Sound to give.The program, which was created 45 years ago to help federal employees simplify their annual charitable giving plan, is now taking enrollment at

  • Flu vaccinations available for active duty Airmen

    The arrival of fall brings with it not only the changing of the colors of the leaves on the trees, but flu season as well.The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccination each fall, said Maj. James Ault, a health care integrator with the 62nd Medical Group.It's also required by Air

  • AMC shows versatility, mobility in time of need

    What started as a routine cargo transport missionturned into a chance to showcase a feat of teamwork and versatility for the 7th Airlift Squadron from McChord Air Force Base.   McChord Airmen played a vital role in transporting Maj. Jill Metzgerafter her recent ordeal, but it wasn't until the last

  • Base public Web site undergoes upgrades

    McChord's public Web site has recently been upgraded to a standardized Air Force format, which includes more information and resources and is easier to navigate. The site's new-look and user friendly format makes it easier for the off-base public to gather information about McChord and the Air

  • McChord does its part to conserve energy, fuel

    Because energy costs are significantly impacting the Air Force's bottom line, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne stressed energy conservation and his desire to make the Air Force more energy efficient in a recent letter."The Air Force has developed a two-pronged energy strategy to attack this

  • New virtual MPF services streamline Air Force processes

    Thanks to the Internet, the Air Force is making it easier for Airmen to take an active role in their Air Force career paths.Since Sept. 5, Airmen have been responsible for updating their own assignment preferences online through the virtual Military Personnel Flight.While completing the assignment

  • McChord set to celebrate history during AF Ball

    The Air Force turns 59 this month, and McChord is set to honor the milestone with a top-flight celebration at 8 p.m. Saturday in Hangar 3.The theme of this year's Air Force Ball is "Celebrating our part in history," said Captain Mark Barbire, 62nd Operations Support Squadron and Air Force Ball