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  • 62nd Maintenance Group welcomes new commander

    The 62nd Maintenance Group commander handed over the reins to the incoming commander, during a change of command ceremony Aug. 14 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Col. Reba Sonkiss, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, presided over the ceremony in which Col. Anthony Babcock, assumed command from Col. James Clavenna. The change of command ceremony is a
  • Mobility Guardian draws to an end

    Crews flew approximately 1,200 hours in eight days, executing almost 650 sorties during Exercise Mobility Guardian, July 31 to Aug. 12, 2017.
  • Air Force Military Treatment Facilities pilot medical readiness

    Air Force Medicine has a non-stop global readiness mission. Medical Airmen must be prepared to deploy on short notice to provide life-saving and performance-enhancing healthcare in diverse, austere, and isolated locations, and all Airmen must be medically ready to deploy. To achieve this readiness mission, the Air Force Medical Service operates 76
  • Colombian Air Force leads multinational airdrop mission

    The Colombian Air Force conducted a multinational personnel airdrop mission from their Casa 295 aircraft during Exercise Mobility Guardian Aug. 6.The French and Pakistani Air Forces participated in the mission which the Colombians planned, led and executed with support from the U.S. Air Force.“The U.S. planning cell provided us with a lot of
  • US, foreign military pilots navigate through Alaskan, Canadian wildfire smoke

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Training scenarios for U.S. military and 11 partnering nation pilots who are participating in Air Mobility Command’s large-scale exercise, Mobility Guardian, now also include reduced visibility due to wildfires.The smoke, which is a milky haze, descended upon much of Washington State August 1, 2017.“This phenomenon
  • JBLM kicks off exercise Mobility Guardian

    Exercise Mobility Guardian, Air Mobility Command’s premier readiness exercise, kicked off at Joint Base Lewis-McChord July 30 and will continue through Aug. 11.Mobility Guardian is an international combat flying operations exercise designed to develop and improve tactics, techniques and procedures that enhance air mobility operations and improve
  • AMC commander meets with Congress, mobility air force caucus

    The Air Mobility Command commander, Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, was invited by Congress to speak to congressional leaders at the Congressional Mobility Air Forces Caucus Breakfast, July 12, in Washington D.C.
  • AF announces Enlisted Professional Military Education redesign

    Air Force officials announced major changes to the enlisted professional military education program today via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or “EPME 21.”A major initiative of EPME 21 is that time in service will no longer dictate an Airman’s EPME enrollment -- Airmen will only be required to
  • Sonkiss takes command of the 62 AW

    Col. Rebecca Sonkiss assumed command of the 62nd Airlift Wing from outgoing commander, Col. Leonard Kosinski, during a change of command ceremony, July 14 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.As 62nd AW commander, Sonkiss will lead Team McChord in delivering safe and reliable global airlift. She is responsible for the readiness of more than 2,400 active
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