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  • <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
  • ADAPT educates Airmen, changes lives

    From binge drinking to drug abuse, the medical professionals at the base's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program have seen it all. The program, which falls under the 62nd Medical Group's mental health flight, offers treatment to Airmen who have substance abuse problems to help them live healthy, fulfilling lives and be able to
  • Fitness failures can cost careers, jeopardize health

    Airmen who consistently fail their physical fitness tests are not only risking their health, they could also be jeopardizing their careers. The Air Force is cracking down on and discharging Airmen who constantly fail their fitness tests, said Capt. Todd Ladd, 62nd Mission Support Squadron. "Air Force-wide, it's definitely happening," he said. "It's
  • First sergeants take care of Airmen

    The tell-tale diamond symbol on the sleeve of a first sergeant's uniform carries with it a reputation that is well-known throughout the Air Force. "Everyone recognizes that symbol," said Master Sgt. Annette Sisseck, 62nd Maintenance Squadron, who's been a first sergeant for four and a half years. Whether she's walking through the halls of Bldg.
  • Base multimedia:Shop conveys McChord's story through graphics, photos

    Majestic shots of Mount Rainier with one of Team McChord's shining C-17 Globemaster IIIs parked in the foreground. Personalized gold commander's coins with McChord's logo embossed on one side. Crisp action shots of Airmen working out. All of these things help fashion a steadfast and professional identity for McChord and its Airmen. And there's a
  • Base Express Store: Supply warehouse helps Airmen, blind employees

    With the help of a closed-captioned television that magnifies each tiny letter on the purchase receipt and projects it onto a 14-inch screen, Express Store assistant manager Zeljka Harmon is able to see which items were bought when she helps Airmen with returns. Ms. Harmon is one of three legally blind employees working at the 62nd Logistics
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