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  • Col. Erin Staine-Pyne takes command of 62 AW

    Col. Erin Staine-Pyne assumed command of the 62nd Airlift Wing from the outgoing commander, Col. Scovill Currin, during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Jan. 10.A command pilot with more than 3,280 flying hours, Staine-Pyne previously served as the vice commander for the 62nd AW.“The 62nd Airlift Wing is the best team I’ve ever been part
  • Congressional commission gathers McChord mishap data

    The National Commission on Military Aviation Safety (NCMAS) visited the 62nd Airlift Wing (AW) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 7, 2020, as part of their review of military aviation mishaps occurring in the last five years to reveal and analyze trends, identify shortcomings and highlight best practices.The purpose and goal of the NCMAS is to
  • Air Force announces Spark Tank 2020 selectees

    Spark Tank also offers Airmen the opportunity to get their ideas in front of key enabling agencies that can share expertise and resources such as funding or personnel for the projects being presented and demonstrate pathways for intrapreneurs to make their initiatives successful.
  • McChord Field undergoes Operation Ham Grenade

    Chief Master Sgt. Rob Schultz, 62nd Airlift Wing command chief, passes along a ham during Operation Ham Grenade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Dec. 17, 2019. More than 300 ham were donated to Team McChord Airmen for them and their families during the holidays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)
  • McChord Chief Master Sgt. Selects for 2019

    Congratulations to Team McChord's newest chief master sergeant selects!Read the full captions to hear what it means to them to have been selected for this promotion to the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force and some advice that helped them to get where they are today. 
  • Volunteers bring holiday cheer to Airmen

    Not everyone can go home for the holidays but that doesn’t mean anyone has to miss out on holiday festivities. Operation Turkey Drop, Operation Cookie Drop and Operation Ham Grenade are among several seasonal initiatives Joint Base Lewis-McChord conducts to spread Yuletide spirit.The season recently kicked off with Operation Turkey Drop with
  • Medal of Honor recipient speaks to McChord Airmen

    Retired U.S. Army Col. Bruce Crandall, a Medal of Honor recipient, talks about his time in the service during a professional development presentation at Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord, Wash., Nov. 21, 2019. By the end of the Vietnam War, Crandall had flown more than 900 combat missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)
  • Wingman Day reminds Airmen to be there for each other

    Morale-boosting, team-building, and professional development were the focus of Team McChord’s Wingman Day, Nov. 15.“The previous Wingman Day had more than 1,000 seats in classes and workshops ranging from running to financial planning and squadrons devoted time to everything from picnics to kickball games,” said John Tobin, 62nd Airlift Wing (AW)
  • Speakers share stories of strength, resiliency at TEDxJBLM

    Nine speakers shared their personal stories of leadership, self-improvement and resiliency during the first-ever TEDx speaking event here, Nov. 1.  “My suffering as someone with an autoimmune disease and as a military spouse is what led me to go to the next level and try to empower others with it,” Katie Madison, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron and U.S.
  • 62 AW Airmen transport much-needed food to almost 500,000 Hondurans

    Millions of people in every corner of the world lack basic supplies for food, water and education. In an effort to mitigate some of these issues, the Department of Defense created the Denton Cargo Program, which allows the U.S. Air Force to deliver privately donated humanitarian cargo on a space-available basis.Under this program, Airmen assigned