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  • 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
  • SFS holds off COMM for win

    The 62nd Security Forces Squadron intramural soccer team scored two first-half goals and held strong for the remainder of the game, defeating the 62nd Communications Squadron 2-1 Monday night at Rainier Field. SFS earned a win earlier in the season due to a forfeit, but Monday's win over COMM was the team's first official win. COMM's loss was the
  • Fueling McChord’s mission: LRS compliance, environmental section works to keep Airmen, environment safe

    While fuel is the life blood that makes each aircraft, truck and support vehicle stay running in support of the mission, it can also be a toxic, flammable substance that can pose a threat to Airmen, infrastructure and the local environment. Airmen from the 62nd Logistics Readiness Squadron's compliance and environmental section make sure that
  • Security Forces: Vigilant Airmen keep close watch on base’s safety

    Thousands of people drive by the inconspicuous booth just inside the Main Gate's entrance each day, paying no attention to the 62nd Security Forces Squadron Airman inside keeping a close eye on all the action. If a hostile vehicle were to get through the Main Gate and make its way onto the base, the Airman in the booth could trigger tire shredders