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  • AMC directive limits dining facility patronage

    As part of Air Mobility Command's contract and support reduction initiative, base officials will limit patronage in the dining facility starting April 1. The move is an important step towards conserving resources in a time of increasing budgetary constraints, according to a press release from

  • McChord celebrates women

    March is Women's History Month, and McChord is celebrating through a number of on-base activities. Some of the festivities planned include free movies at the base theatre and a luncheon featuring former astronaut Dr. Bonnie Dunbar. One of the organizers of the month's events, 2nd Lt. Sarah Lindsay,

  • Mobility exercise challenges, tests each squadron

    According to base officials, every squadron here played an important role in this week's mobility exercise. The MOBEX gave base officials the chance to inspect the deployability unit tasking codes it is vulnerable to should Team McChord be called on for a short-notice deployment, said Maj. Steven

  • Air Force Assistance Fund campaign begins March 14

    This year's Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off here March 14 and gives Airmen the opportunity to contribute to any of the four official Air Force charitable organizations. Now in its 34th year, all of the designated AFAF contributions will benefit active-duty, Reserve, Guard, retired Air

  • 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