Welcome home General and Mrs. McNabb: AMC commander, wife to visit base
By By Tyler Hemstreet, 62nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 24, 2006
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. --
Team McChord will welcome Gen. Duncan McNabb, commander of Air Mobility Command, and his wife, Linda, to the base Wednesday.
During his visit, the general will be introduced to the base's Lean initiatives, including the 62nd Maintenance Squadron's Wheel and Tire shop and the 62nd Operations Group's One Stop.
Col. Jerry Martinez, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, said he also would like to update the general on issues affecting McChord's Airmen.
"Most importantly, we'd like the general to meet some of the best men and women in Air Mobility Command," he said.
General McNabb will also visit the base medical clinic, child development center, Airmen and family readiness center, Escape Zone and base housing before attending the Col. Joe Jackson C-17 Globemaster III dedication ceremony Thursday in Hangar 4.
From July 1996 to July 1997, General McNabb served as 62nd AW commander and is looking forward to having the opportunity to meet the Airmen, active duty, Reserve and National Guard, as well as the local retirees and civic leaders, Colonel Martinez said.
"The best thing I get to do during these trips is visit our Airmen, look them in the eye and say, 'Thanks,'" General McNabb said in his speech during March's Col. Joe Jackson Street renaming ceremony here.
From Team McChord -- General and Mrs. McNabb, welcome home!