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  • 18th AF leadership visits America’s Airlift Wing

    The top leaders from 18th Air Force visited the 62nd Airlift Wing here, April 7-9.During their visit, Maj. Gen. Thad Bibb, 18th AF commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Chad Bickley, 18th AF command chief, learned about the wing’s unique mobility mission and met with Airmen across the base, seeing firsthand who makes up Team McChord.“We have been blown
  • 62 AW airlifts COVID-19 patient to Texas

    The 62nd Airlift Wing’s quick action enabled a COVID-19 patient to be airlifted from JBLM to San Antonio Military Medical Center, Texas, March 31.The individual was a patient at Madigan Army Medical Center here. The individual was in severe respiratory distress and had undergone surgery earlier to be hooked up to an extracorporeal membrane
  • AFAF kicks off at McChord Field

    The Air Force Assistance Fund began at McChord Field March 15 and will last through April 23.The AFAF is an annual effort to raise funds for the charities that provide support to Air Force families in need including active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and dependents, including surviving spouses. Team McChord’s donation goal this year is
  • Dr. Jill Biden visits JBLM

    First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, is visiting with military families as part of an on-going effort to relaunch Joining Forces, an initiative to support service members, veterans and their families through wellness, education, and employment opportunities.
  • 4th AS receives new leader in change of command ceremony

    U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Lankford, left, 62nd Operations Group commander, presents the 4th Airlift Squadron guidon to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ellen Canup, incoming 4th AS commander, during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, March 4, 2021. Canup is the 56th commander to lead the 4th AS, the oldest active airlift
  • 62nd AW strengthens joint warfighting capabilities through Exercise Predictable Iron

    Air Mobility Command plays a crucial role within the joint force by projecting the ability to rapidly deploy combat power anywhere in the world.The 62nd Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, traveled nearly 3,000 miles to team up with the 82nd Airborne Division and executed Exercise Predictable Iron at Pope Army Airfield, Fort Bragg,
  • Team McChord Annual Award Winners

    Please join us in congratulating our 2020 Team McChord Annual Award ! The efforts of these Airmen stood out as “the best of the best” throughout the year 2020 and it is with great pride that we announce the award recipients!Team McChord Annual Award Winners: Airman of the Year: 62 AMXS – SrA George ZawNCO of the Year: 62 MDS – TSgt Chankrisna
  • 62nd AW Annual Award Winners

    Please join us in congratulating the 2020 62nd Airlift Wing Annual Award winners! Airman of the Year: 62 AMXS – SrA George ZawNCO of the Year: 62 MDS – TSgt Chankrisna ChimSNCO of the Year: 62 AMXS – MSgt Patrick StarkeyFirst Sergeant of the Year: 4 AS – MSgt Derek ThompsonJr CGO of the Year: 4 AS – 1st Lt Holly MartinCGO of the Year: 62 MDS – Capt
  • 62 AW gets unique training opportunities during heritage flight weekend

    An all-black 62nd Airlift Wing aircrew from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, took the opportunity to conduct training across different components of aircrew and airdrop aviation Feb. 18-21.The C-17 Globemaster III aircrew of four pilots, four loadmasters and three maintainers conducted the training on their way to and from a Black History
  • McChord flight crew attends historic AMC Black History Month event

    An aircrew of 11 black Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing attended a Black History Month aviation heritage event planned by Airmen from six different Air Mobility Command (AMC) units, hosted by the 427th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston (JBC), South Carolina, Feb. 19.The event invited black Airmen and aviators from six AMC units for a day of