Team McChord: It's been a privilege

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  • By Col. Jerry Martinez
  • 62nd Airlift Wing commander
On Wednesday, we will pass the 62nd Airlift Wing flag from one wing commander to another. It is difficult for me to think of no longer being McChord's wing commander, because I have such strong affection for the men and women who make this a great and successful wing. 

We have accomplished much together, and had fun doing it. Our Excellent Unit Compliance Inspection and Outstanding Logistics Standardization Evaluation Program grades are more proof that McChord Airmen are always ready for the toughest test, and achieve A+ results every time. 

From Operational Readiness Inspections and Nuclear Surety Inspections to constant deployments, from reorganizations to downsizing and joint basing, from difficult family separation to the inherent turbulence of being Airmen in an Air Force at war, you've faced steep challenges and watered my eyes time and again with your performance. I am privileged to have been your commander. 

Kim, Travis, Tayler, and I appreciate you for letting us be a part of your family for the past two years. Please take care of yourselves, stay safe, and thanks for all you do every day for McChord and your country. I am proud of you!