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  • 62 APS Airman awarded Bronze Star

    Master Sgt. Derek J. Thompson from the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron was presented a Bronze Star award August 28 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Thompson distinguished himself by meritorious achievement as Aerial Port Superintendent, 443rd Air Expeditionary Squadron, 332nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group while deployed to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq from
  • Airmen make it rain Soldiers in Predictable Iron

    Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing participated in a joint exercise with the 82nd Airborne Division to drop equipment and personnel at two drop zones during Exercise Predictable Iron from Aug. 20 to 24 at Army Pope Field, North Carolina.Airmen from the 7th and 8th Airlift Squadrons crewed two C-17 Globemaster IIIs to assist more than a thousand Army
  • Medal of Honor presented to Tech Sgt John Chapman’s family

    On what would have been their 26th wedding anniversary, Tech. Sgt. John Chapman’s widow, Valerie Nessel, accepted his Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump during a ceremony at the White House Aug. 22.
  • Staff Sergeant promotees released

    Congratulations to the following Airmen on their selection as staff sergeants!“Our NCO corps is the backbone of our Air Force and has proven the difference between victory and defeat time and again,” said Scovill Currin, 62nd Airlift Wing commander. “Machines and technology do not win wars; imaginative and bold leaders and those that follow them
  • Painting partnerships to strengthen Air Force

    Renewing a paint job may not seem like an important task to some, but for aircraft it can be the difference between continuing to fly and being decommissioned. For the 60th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) from Travis Air Force Base, California, they are unable to spray paint to renew their C-17s’ paint and have to roll the paint onto the aircraft.
  • Antarctic airlift overcomes polar hurdles

    For the first time in the 63-year history of Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), members of the 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew six daily missions in a row, making up for a troublesome weather situation.“We were challenged with quite a few delays caused by winter storms, which put us behind to start the season,” said Lt. Col. Trace Dotson, the
  • Barrett takes command of 18th AF

    Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett took command of 18th Air Force from Lt. Gen. GI Tuck during a ceremony here, July 31.
  • Airman Leadership School Class 18-F graduates

    Congratulations to the following service members who graduated the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, July 26.Globemaster FlightSenior Airman Alejandro Allen, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance SquadronSenior Airman Cody Choe, 627th Civil Engineer SquadronInformation System Tech. 2nd Class Ibrahim Ali, Electronics Support Detachment Port
  • Air Mobility Command announces Aviator Technical Track beta test program

    The application window is open for active-duty mobility pilots to pioneer a new Aviator Technical Track program, Air Mobility Command officials announced July 20.AMC is seeking mobility pilot participants with the right blend of skills, knowledge and abilities to mentor the next generation of aviators. The command aims to retain rated expertise by
  • Tech Sgt Selectees Released

     Congratulations to the Team McChord Airmen selected for Tech Sgt.The Air Force selected 8,416 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant out of 27,555 eligible for a selection rate of 30.54 percent in the 18E6 promotion cycle.Of the 8,416 selected, 19.4 percent had Promote Now recommendations, 26.1 percent had Must Promote recommendations