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  • 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,

  • Annual gathering focuses on retiree resources

    Flu shots, depending on availability, will be one of the many things that will be on hand for retirees on Retiree Appreciation Day Nov. 18 at McChord's Clubs and Community Center. The annual wing-sponsored event will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will also feature a health fair and a wide array of

  • Halloween night creeps closer

    All the ghosts and goblins will take to the streets of McChord on Halloween night Tuesday. Extra safety precautions will once again include walking patrols of volunteers and members of the 62nd Security Forces Squadron to help make this a safe and fun time for everyone. With the assistance of

  • Leadership develops energy-saving strategies for McChord

    With a utility budget of more than $6 million a year, conserving energy at McChord is a top priority. The Energy Management Steering Group, which is composed of wing and group commanders, is scheduled to meet with the 62nd Civil Engineer Squadron in the coming weeks to review energy reduction goals

  • SVS holds off 1st ASOG

    The 62nd Services Squadron's flag football team isn't spending much time this year studying their playbooks. The way they've been playing lately, they haven't needed to. Since following their set plays early in the season didn't lead to the desired results, the team decided to put the book on the

  • Civic leaders join McChord Airmen on local mission

    On Oct. 18, local business and civic leaders got an up close and personal look at of what exactly goes on at McChord. After a brief welcome from Col. Shane Hershman, 62nd Airlift Wing vice commander, 30 guests boarded two C-17 Globemaster IIIs for a local orientation flight -- instantly transforming

  • Program allows deployed Airmen to save pay

    Airmen can now put their money to work while deployed by enrolling in an interest-accruing savings program. The Savings Deposit Program allows military members deployed in combat zones to deposit all or part of their pay into a Department of Defense savings account up to $10,000. Interest accrues on

  • Energy conservation a priority, group effort at McChord

    Over the last 20 years, the Air Force has reduced facility energy usage by 30 percent by incorporating energy conservation into operations -- without impacting the mission. The Air Force is pushing to cut usage even more in the future -- another 20 percent by 2015. For the last two years, McChord

  • PT gear in high demand

    For the first time in the Air Force's 59 year history, Airmen reporting for physical training must show up in the same gear beginning Sunday. But while several agencies have been preparing for this change for some time, the last-minute rush on the new mandatory gear is creating an overwhelming