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  • 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

  • AFI outlines appropriate BDU, accessory wear

    Editor's note: The following article gives a snapshot of the changes made to Air Force Instruction 36-2903 Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel. Although the following are significant changes, all Airmen should be familiar with the entire instruction.Based on the 97th Air Force

  • AMC commander visits McChord’s Airmen, dedicates aircraft

    The commander of Air Mobility Command visited McChord Aug. 31 to speak with Airmen and dedicate a C-17 Globemaster III to a local Medal of Honor recipient.Team McChord welcomed Gen. Duncan McNabb, a former 62nd Airlift Wing commander, with a standing ovation in Hangar 4 during a Wing All Call.

  • Safety program drives down summer mishaps

    Thanks in part to a robust safety campaign, the total number of mishaps during McChord's 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign, which ended Monday, were down from last year.The primary focus of this year's campaign was to reduce the number of fatalities Air Force-wide, said Ken Heath, ground safety

  • New vice commander joins Defense Sector

    Col. Robert Ezelle, director of operations at the Western Air Defense Sector for the past five years, is the Western Air Defense Sector's new vice commander. The position became vacant in June when former vice commander, Col. Paul Gruver, took command of the Sector due to the retirement of former

  • AMC command chief emphasizes role of supervisors

    Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Barron Jr., Air Mobility Command's command chief master sergeant, visited McChord Aug. 23 and 24 and did exactly what he said he wanted to do -- get out from behind the desk and talk to Airmen.Chief Barron ate breakfast with Airmen at the Olympic Dining Facility with Chief

  • Base officials remind Airmen to cast election ballot

    From the Federal Voting Assistance Program to each squadron's Unit Voting Assistance Officer, there are a multitude of tools and resources on hand to help Airmen cast their ballots in the upcoming national election.Links on the Air Force Personnel Center and the Federal Voting Assistance Program's