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  • 62nd CS’ meteorological and navigation section: Paving the way for safe landings

    In a region known for overcast skies and incessant rain showers, the chances are good C-17 Globemaster III pilots don't land at McChord very often on sight alone because dense fog, heavy rain, sleet, strong winds and occasional snowfall can reduce visibility, forcing them to depend on their navigation instruments. The 62nd Communications Squadron's
  • Quality care for McChord kids: Program provides children nurturing, secure upbringing

    Air Force spouse Tammy Acker wanted a job that combined two of her favorite activities, working with children and taking care of her own children. And she found exactly what she was looking for working as a licensed child care provider with the Family Child Care Program run by the 62nd Services Squadron here. The program offers military spouses and
  • McChord makes Special Olympics remarkable: Nearly 400 Airmen volunteer to make event memorable

    More than 3,000 Special Olympics athletes, their coaches, friends and families came together for the opening ceremony on May 31 in Hangar 2 and the Victory Dance and Happenings in McChord's Hangars 1 and 2 Saturday. For participants, such as Kevin Anderson, the events were an opportunity to end the spring competitive season on a high note by taking
  • MXS soccer team eyes repeat

    The 62nd Maintenance Squadron soccer team got one final tune-up for the playoffs and a run at a repeat championship, defeating the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 5-2 Monday night at Rainier Field. Less than a week removed from being handed its first loss of the season, MXS (10-1) looked like a team on a mission against rival AMXS (4-6). Just
  • Spring Fitness and Sports Day

    A cool morning gave way to a beautiful, warm sunny day as teams and individuals competed against each other in the Spring Fitness and Sports Day here May 24. Nineteen squadrons participated in a range of events from par-3 golf to co-ed blindfold driving. "It was pretty fun. They had a lot of skill [events] this year instead of just athletic
  • Air Force Recruiters: Recruiting Squadron gives students a closer look at a career in the Air Force

    Some of the tools Air Force recruiters use to generate interest in the Air Force in younger age groups have proven very effective. Wrapped in colorful white and blue Air Force graphics with a booming sound system, leather seats with the Air Force logo sewn into the headrests and large wheels pulling everything together to complete the eye-candy
  • MEO strives to uphold diversity

    Diversity in the Air Force is something Airmen in the Military Equal Opportunity office here celebrate on a daily basis. "Everyone brings something of value to the fight," said MEO chief Maj. Scott Johnson, 62nd Airlift Wing. But when that diversity is undermined, mocked or harassed, the MEO office is quick to help resolve the situation. The office
  • Get ready for sports day: Mix of athletics, fitness, fun-themed activities await event participants

    From the fire truck pull to the hockey skill-shot challenge, Spring Fitness and Sports Day here Thursday will offer a wide variety of physical challenges in which Airmen can compete. Active duty Airmen, Reservists, Air National Guard, Department of Defense civilians and spouses assigned or attached to any squadron, detachment or tenant unit may
  • <i> McChord’s Airmen make learning fun: </i> <b> Crew pilots C-17 to Montana, teaches children about science, technology </b>

    Airmen from a variety of squadrons volunteered to go to Montana May 10 to encourage children to study science and technology as part of Laurel Aviation and Technology Awareness Week. Before landing their C-17 Globemaster III at Montana's Billings Logan Airport, the Airmen prepared themselves mentally to handle their audience. "I can't wait to show
  • McChord at ‘leading edge of homeland defense’: WADS, 62 AW play key role in defending United States airspace

    While the primary mission of the 62nd Airlift Wing remains delivering global airlift for America, through a partnership with the Western Air Defense Sector the wing also plays an important role in evaluating America's air defense readiness. Since 1998, the 62nd AW has been working with WADS to provide a live aircraft for the Simulated Penetration
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