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  • 62 AW receives Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    The 62nd Airlift Wing (62 AW) received an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (AFOUA) for the time period of Oct. 1, 2018, to Aug. 31, 2020.It is awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to units who distinguished themselves by exceptional meritorious service or outstanding achievement, setting the unit above and apart from similar units.“The last
  • Department of the Air Force offers limited Active Duty Service Commitment waivers; expanded PALACE CHASE

    These programs provide provisions for both enlisted and officer members who meet specified criteria. The application window runs Jan. 20 – April 2.
  • 62 AW honors MLK with pop-up museum

    The 62nd Airlift Wing (AW) is hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) and Civil Rights Movement (CRM) pop-up museum until Jan. 22 at the McChord Field Chapel Support Center in honor of this year’s MLK Day.“We knew we alone wouldn’t be able to inspire more than the actions of these men, women and children,” said Master Sgt. Benjamin Braithwaite, 62nd
  • Team McChord 2020 Year in Photos

    Team McChord 2020 Year in Photos
  • A Very Merry Airlift

    Santa is a busy guy and airlifters have always been happy to lend a hand to alleviate some of the stress heaped upon Santa around this time of year. Devoid of a little red sleigh, airlifters put their trust in mobility aircraft to deliver presents to those around the world. Both good and bad.During December 1949, massive snow storms devastated the
  • New bridge restores full McChord airfield capabilities

    A McChord C-17 Globemaster III took off Dec. 22 over the new underground bridge to commemorate the reopening of the McChord Field runway to its full, 10,100-foot operational length. This follows the 11-month closure of almost half of the runway due to two failing culverts under the runway, taxiway and infield.“After the culverts failed, we were
  • Team McChord sets off Operation Ham Grenade

    It’s that time of year again, which means Team McChord accomplished Operation Ham Grenade, receiving donated hams for McChord Field Airmen Dec. 17.Each holiday season, the Air Force Association (AFA) McChord Field Chapter 334 and the Pierce Military and Business Alliance (PMBA), donate large hams to service members and their families to brighten
  • Team McChord executes Operation Cookie Drop

    Maj. Jennifer Arce, Operation Cookie Drop co-organizer and 62nd Medical Squadron flight medicine nurse, and other volunteers box up cookies during Operation Cookie Drop Dec. 9, 2020, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The operation received more than 1,000 dozen cookies, which exceeded the goal of 700 dozen cookies for dorm resident Airmen. This
  • 62 APS starts rapid COVID testing at SeaTac

    Airman 1st Class Jacob McChesney, 62nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief temporarily assigned to the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron (APS), takes the temperature of a passenger traveling to Asia at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Dec. 3, 2020. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the 62nd APS has started random rapid COVID-19
  • 62nd Airlift Wing hosts Wingman Day for Airmen

    The 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, hosted its second Wingman Day of 2020 to empower resiliency within Airmen.Wingman Day, which was held Nov. 20, emphasized informational awareness, accountability, and team building. With the current COVID-19 global pandemic, Wingman Day proved to be relevant now more than ever.“This day