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  • Operation Turkey Drop: mission accomplished

    Once again Operation Turkey Drop spreads holiday spirit to service members, fostering a Thanksgiving season they will never forget.Every year, the Air Force Association (AFA) McChord Field Chapter and the Pierce Military and Business Alliance (PMBA), round up their volunteer troops to donate turkeys to service members and their families who may not
  • 62 MXS shields McChord with 3D printing

    The 62nd Maintenance Squadron (MXS) Metals Technology Shop are using their new 3D printer to create facemasks and shields for the McChord Dental Clinic to help keep them safe from COVID-19.The shop recently purchased a larger 3D printer than the one they had previously and have already put it to good use.“Because of the pandemic, the commander
  • Patriot Express travel at BWI, SEATAC to require on-site, rapid COVID-19 testing

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to meet the long-standing commitments to our allies and partners, the Department of Defense will begin rapid, on-site COVID-19 testing for passengers departing Baltimore Washington International Airport and Seattle Tacoma Airport aboard Patriot Express flights for
  • Team McChord welcomes 2020-2022 Honorary Commanders

    Team McChord welcomed the following honorary commanders for the 2020-2022 term, Oct. 16, 2020. See more photos here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/62ndairliftwingpa/albums/72157716537542697Mr. Douglas Newman, DuPont Police Department ChiefMr. Robert Thoms, City of Tacoma CouncilmanMr. Michael Wark, Pierce College Vice President of Strategic
  • 627 LRS adopts virtual reality training system to cut costs, increase safety

    The 627th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) recently invested in the Doron 660 Simulation System, a modern virtual reality driving tool that provides Airmen the foundational driving skills needed to succeed in their jobs.McChord’s ground transportation team is confident the simulator will enhance their vehicle training program’s safety and cost
  • Special Victims’ Counsel Expanding Services to Assist Victims of Domestic Violence

    Domestic violence has absolutely no place in our society, much less in our military. While October has been designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we must continuously work together to address this crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one in three women and one in three men have experienced some
  • 62nd MXS Hydraulics shop repairs 16 C-17 brakes for RCAF ally

    The 62nd Maintenance Squadron (62nd MXS) hydraulics shop, in conjunction with the 446th MXS, is working on 16 C-17 Globemaster III hydraulic brakes that arrived here from a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) facility via the Air Force supply system, Aug. 12.The hydraulics shop here typically receives an average of four or five brakes a month to repair
  • AMC leadership visits Team McChord on listening tour

    Air Mobility Command (AMC) leadership visited Team McChord as part of a listening tour of AMC bases, Sept. 2-3.Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, AMC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Kruzelnick, AMC command chief, met with Team McChord Airmen and learned about their unique mission.“I'm so humbled to lead the most amazing Airmen in our Air Force,” Van
  • Social Security Payroll Tax deferral Q&A

    All civilian and military personnel will be affected by the Social Security Payroll Tax Deferral. There is no option to opt-out.Team McChord – Many of you have heard about the Social Security Payroll Tax Deferral and might have questions regarding this policy. Below are some FAQs and associated answers.What taxes are affected?The Presidential