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  • A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty. One of the most effective therapies, practiced by many Air Force mental health professionals, is prolonged exposure therapy.
  • Team McChord Airmen selected for Major rank

    Congratulations to the following Airmen who were selected for Major!Captain Leighton Bagby, 4th Airlift SquadronCaptain Matthew Dearborn, 4th Airlift SquadronCaptain Anthony Hertach, 62nd Maintenance SquadronCaptain Matthew Herzberg, 62nd Operations Support SquadronCaptain Anne Kemp, 62nd Operations Support SquadronCaptain Theodore Kemp, 7th
  • Airman Leadership School Class 18-E graduates

    Congratulations to the following Airmen who graduated the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, June 14. Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Patrick Collins, Station Depoe BaySenior Airman Jaycel Bench, 232nd Operations SquadronSenior Airman Sonja Chae, 4th Airlift SquadronSenior Airman Brianna Dubay, 1st Weather SquadronSenior Airman Jacob Foster,
  • Airmen reach the summit during Rainier War

    Like its namesake, Exercise Rainier War was a mountainous undertaking executed by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and Australian air force to train for potential future conflicts June 6 at McChord Field.“One of the biggest challenges was we planned this for 20 C-17 Globemaster IIIs and that’s a lot of moving parts,” said Capt. Joseph Fry, Rainier War
  • Gen Goldfein visits McChord

    Gen David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, talks with members of the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron, June 5, 2018, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Goldfein and the Airmen had the opportunity to discuss how they support not only Airmen but Soldiers as well as part of the joint base. (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Sara Hoerichs)
  • 62 AW and 555 EN BDE complete joint exercise

     The 62nd Airlift Wing and the 555th Engineer Brigade (EN BDE) worked together to move equipment, vehicles and personnel by C-17 Globemaster III to Moses Lake May 21.The 555th EN BDE was holding a deployment readiness exercise that tested their ability to deploy on short notice.“Readiness is the keystone to any quick reaction force,” said U.S. Army
  • 62 AW welcomes new commander

     Col. Scovill Currin assumed command of the 62nd Airlift Wing from the outgoing commander, Col. Rebecca Sonkiss, during a ceremony May 24 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM).“I can vouch for the character, temperament and kind of person that you’re getting,” said Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck, 18th Air Force commander, who presided over the change of
  • Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force. Starting Oct. 1, 2018, Airmen who have serviceable OCPs may wear the uniform, and Airmen can purchase OCPs at Army and Air Force Exchange Services at the following locations: Aviano Air Base, Charleston Air Force Base, Shaw Air Force Base, and MacDill Air Force Base. These initial locations will allow uniform manufacturers to produce additional stocks for other locations, eventually outfitting the total force in the coming months.
  • Airman Leadership School Class 18-D graduates

    Congratulations to the following Airmen who graduated the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, May 3.Senior Airman Austin Bathrick, 62nd Operations Support SquadronStaff Sgt. Erick Diaz, 22nd Special Tactics SquadronSenior Airman John Draxler, 7th Airlift SquadronSenior Airman Ryan Edens, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance SquadronSenior Airman
  • Carter Lake Elementary honors military children

    Friday, Carter Lake Elementary School’s principal, teachers, administrators and staff, as well as invited guests and parents, paused to honor military children as part of the month-long recognition of April as Month of the Military Child.“This is our opportunity to acknowledge and be thankful for the service of all military children and what a