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  • ’We understood we were doing something important;’ 62nd AW Airman details involvement in Operation Allies Refuge

    “I have answered my Nation’s call.”  That is a line from the Airman’s Creed that all U.S. Airmen have memorized, repeated countless times and been dedicated to honoring. When the orders came down to evacuate thousands of military personnel, civilians and millions of pounds of cargo from Afghanistan in August 2021, a call was made. Air Force Capt.
  • Eagle Port recognized as Top Port Dawg Team at rodeo

    Earning the name “America’s Airlift Wing” doesn’t happen overnight. To ensure that reputation stays with the 62nd Airlift Wing takes years of dedicated work from each Airman, each team and each flight of the C-17 Globemaster III. As of August 2021, the 62nd AW added another accolade to the list of reasons it is America’s Airlift Wing: being the
  • Team McChord holds wreath-laying ceremony on POW/MIA Recognition Day 

    In honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day and to conclude the POW/MIA Remembrance Week, Team McChord held a wreath laying ceremony this morning. Col. Christopher Hall, 627th Air Base Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Clark, 627th ABG superintendent, laid the wreath at the McChord War Memorial as Airmen gathered to pay respect to the more
  • Team McChord celebrates 74th Air Force birthday

    Today, we celebrated the United States Air Force's 74th birthday with a cake-cutting by Col. Brian Collins, 62nd Airlift Wing vice commander, and Airman Basic Jacob Johns, the youngest Airman with Team McChord.74 years of incredible history, hardworking Airmen and a dedication to our mission; to fly, fight, and win… airpower anytime, anywhere.
  • Operation HOMECOMING: Bringing our heroes home

    As we pause this week to reflect on those who were held prisoners of war or remain missing in action, it is important to remember our resolve to bring home all our heroes. For decades, the 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings have fulfilled this solemn promise and conducted multiple airlifts to reunite POWs with their families and to return the remains of
  • POW/MIA Remembrance Week Opening Ceremony

    POW/MIA Remembrance Week is one of our favorite weeks here at McChord Field. We take great pride in honoring the sacrifices and memory of our service members who were prisoners of war or missing in action and look forward to continuing to pay our respects throughout the week.This morning, we held this week’s opening ceremony. The McChord Field
  • 21E5, Staff Sergeant Selectees Released

    Congratulations to the following Team McChord staff sergeant selects! Your hard work and dedication to the mission and your Wingmen has earned you this promotion and we are honored to work alongside you each day. 62nd Airlift WingAdam ArguelloNathan KimTryphena MayhughZoe Thacker 62nd Comptroller SquadronCorbin Tompkins 62nd Medical SquadronJanell
  • 62nd AW supports Garuda Shield 21, strengthens Joint interoperability

    The roaring of a C-17 Globemaster III engine fills the cargo aircraft as the troop doors are lifted open.The wind rips across the faces of the jumpmasters checking the perimeter of the doors, while the clicks of static lines being hooked to the anchor cables ricochets throughout the cabin.The drop zone, engulfed in a jungle terrain, breaks open
  • McChord children complete Operation KUDOs

    More than 90 children participated in the Operation Kids Understanding Deployment Operations (KUDOs) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Aug. 14. 2021. The goal of the event is to provide a glimpse of what their military parents go through during deployments.
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