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  • Airmen, Soldiers conquer subzero temps during Arctic Pegasus

    Braving the bitter winds and freezing temperatures of Alaska, 62nd Airlift Wing Airmen teamed up with Soldiers for Exercise Arctic Pegasus from March 11 to 14.During this four-day exercise, Airmen assigned to the 7th and 8th Airlift Squadrons transported approximately 30 Soldiers and four Interim Armored Strykers in two C-17 Globemaster IIIs from
  • Airman Leadership School Class 18-C graduates

    Congratulations to the following service members who graduated the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, March 22.Globemaster FlightStaff Sgt. Tarrance Akins, 22nd Special Tactics SquadronSenior Airman Ryan Armitage, 627th Force Support Squadron                                     Staff Sgt. Kyle Brozka, 22nd Special Tactics
  • 2017 Team McChord Annual Award winners announced

    Team McChord announced the 2017 annual award winners Feb. 23 during the Team McChord Annual Awards Banquet at the McChord Field Club here.The awards recognized the best in 14 different categories, including civilians, enlisted, officers, teams and spouses.“To each of our award winners, you are among the best in the world,” said Col Rebecca Sonkiss,
  • AFIT Academic Coding Branch provides critical service to total force officers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – While academic degrees are generally masked at officer promotion boards, they still play a critical role for certain leadership and technical positions, so keeping official records updated with the most accurate information can be vital.Some situations where having an updated academic record is crucial
  • Airman Leadership School Class 18-B graduates

    Congratulations to the following Airmen who graduated the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, Jan. 5th. Senior Airman Cullen Davis, 627th Civil Engineer SquadronStaff Sgt. Erika Diaz, 627th Force Support SquadronSenior Airman Hayden Emery, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron                        Senior Airman Patrick Haas, 627th Security
  • 62 AW visits BMT, witness volunteers become Airmen

    Members of the 62nd Airlift Wing command staff traveled to Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to tour Basic Military Training Jan. 11-12.The visit gave Col Rebecca Sonkiss, 62nd AW commander, Chief Master Sgt. Jeffery Sandusky, 62nd AW command chief, and commanders from maintenance, aircraft maintenance, operations group, operations support, medical,
  • Team McChord revives promotion ceremony

    Team McChord held a newly revived enlisted promotion ceremony for Airmen Jan. 30 at the McChord theater, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.The ceremony, which has not existed for Airmen at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in several years and is planned to be a monthly event, recognizes Airmen promoting at all enlisted ranks.“There have been a lot of requests
  • Government Shutdown Planning

    The current Continuing Resolution is set to expire Feb. 8.  With the status of the budget unclear, all service members are encouraged to plan ahead in case of an extended government shutdown. Including family and consulting with resources supervisors, first sergeants and unit leadership have available, may also help in the planning process.While
  • Strengthening Trusted Care culture in Air Force medicine

    On October 26th, 2017, over 130 leaders across various health care organizations gathered to listen to Lt. Col. Christian Lyons and Lt. Col. Michael Fea speak on Trusted Care’s aim of positioning the Air Force Medical Service as a high reliability organization.
  • McChord Airmen survive Winterhook, improve readiness

    More than 100 Airmen assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing and 627th Air Base Group participated in Exercise Winterhook at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, from Jan. 22 to 26.Winterhook was a two-phase readiness exercise designed to test Team McChord’s Airmen’s ability to survive and operate in a chemically or biologically contaminated