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‘Xtreme Xtravaganza’ shows off base services

MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash.-- After waiting in line, Sizzlin' Sid, 62nd Services Squadron mascot, finally gets to coast down the slide. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Abner Guzman)

MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash.-- After waiting in line, Sizzlin' Sid, 62nd Services Squadron mascot, finally gets to coast down the slide. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Abner Guzman)

MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash.-- Sizzlin' Sid, 62nd Services Squadron mascot, stands in line for a turn on the giant inflatable slide at the 62nd SVS 'Xtreme Xtravaganxa' Wednesday in Hangar 3. The squadron hosted the bash to celebrate earning the 2007 Air Mobility Command-level LeMay award. The event offered free food, music and games to everyone on base. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Abner Guzman)

MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash.-- Sizzlin' Sid, 62nd Services Squadron mascot, stands in line for a turn on the giant inflatable slide at the 62nd SVS 'Xtreme Xtravaganxa' Jan. 24 in Hangar 3. The squadron hosted the bash to celebrate earning the 2007 Air Mobility Command-level LeMay award. The event offered free food, music and games to everyone on base. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Abner Guzman)

MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Food, games, entertainment and family activities filled McChord's Hangar 3 Wednesday for the 62nd Airlift Wing's "Xtreme Xtravaganza."

The 62nd Services Squadron hosted the bash as part of a celebration for winning the 2007 Gen. Curtis E. LeMay Award for Best Services Squadron in Air Mobility Command and to provide a hearty welcome to the Air Force-level LeMay evaluation team.

Those who attended the festivities were able to sample all the products SVS offers, said Senior Master Sgt. Bill Davis, combat support flight superintendent.

Each section of the squadron hosted a booth with games and informative brochures.

"[The event] shows how much we do on base because a lot of people don't know," said Airman 1st Class Miguel Millares, 62nd SVS, who helped work a booth representing the fitness center. "All the booths are neat because they demonstrate what each section does."

A band played salsa music as Airmen sampled free burritos from Habañero Mexican Grill and finger foods from Sounder's Lanes, McChord's Club and the Olympic Dining facility, as well as smoothies from Smoothie's Juice Bar.

Children played in the inflatable bounce-around while others slid down the inflatable slide and played games at the various booths.

The services squadron even created an ice sculpture of the "Mission Possible 2007" logo for the event.
"It has really been a unified effort all across the wing to get this together," said Sergeant Davis. "Without a community team effort with the entire wing, we couldn't have pulled it off."