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  • Justice for all: McChord Airmen assist in Iraqi court system

    Kidnappers, foreign jihadists, architects of improvised explosive devices -- they've seen it all. As members of Task Force 134 Multi-National Forces, Iraq, Capt. Lisa Gorog and Tech. Sgt. Donna Larkins work directly with the Central Criminal Courts of Iraq to present evidence to Iraqi judges against enemy detainees captured by the MNF. Since they
  • Deploying Airmen should complete their legal documents early

    Establishing a power of attorney, drawing up a will and getting legal advice are things Airmen shouldn't leave to the last minute before deploying, said Capt. Nicole Bryson, 62nd Airlift Wing legal office. They should take care of these things ahead of time so they can spend more time with their families instead of tying up legal loose ends, she
  • Aircraft Structural Maintenance: MXS’ structural maintenance shop keeps aircraft flying, looking great

    From the newly refinished C-17 Globemaster III model perched on a stand in front of Bldg. 100 to the freshly repainted C-82 Packet aircraft at McChord's Air Museum, the 62nd Maintenance Squadron's Aircraft Structural Maintenance shop plays a key role in keeping McChord looking sharp. "A lot of places, you're only as good as your product looks,"
  • Battle-tested warriors: Two 22nd STS members earn Bronze Stars for their valor

    Tech. Sgts. Jared and Brad of the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron were awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor last week for their bravery and heroism while serving in Afghanistan in 2006. Col. William Sherman, 720th Special Tactics Group deputy commander, presented the medals to the two sergeants as they stood in front of 22nd STS squadron members
  • Arts & Crafts: Creative projects await Airmen at base arts and crafts center

    Though you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at the rather plain, warehouse-style building, McChord's Arts and Crafts Center is a place where people can get in touch with their creative side. The program, which recently garnered the 2007 Best in Air Mobility Command award for arts and crafts, offers a wide variety of projects for everyone. When
  • Fleet Services: APS Airmen get their hands dirty

    The tools of their trade are neatly organized in the back of a white, windowless truck parked at the loading dock of a building at the edge of the flightline. Each stack of coffee stirrers, cups and paper towels has its own spot in the neatly cordoned-off rear of the truck. There are also spots for motion sickness bags, packs of ear plugs, wet
  • Medical clinic offers new vaccine, eye surgeries

    Not even the deep snow on the ground, treacherous road conditions or numerous late reporting days during the last couple of weeks could stop the 62nd Medical Group's clinic from opening its doors to its patients. "Throughout all the weather-related incidents, we kept things running for folks," said Col. Thomas McCauley, 62nd MDG commander. Even
  • Little things do count: Comfort, customer service top priority at Evergreen Inn

    McChord's Evergreen Inn got an unexpected surge of occupancy in the aftermath of the violent windstorm that hit western Washington in December. It was a surge the lodging section welcomed with open arms. Approximately 400 residents from Pierce, Thurston and south King counties checked into the inn due to power outages from the storm.Although the
  • Scene of the crime: Base OSI protects DOD, AF assets, operations

    Whether it means hitting the streets of cities surrounding the base questioning witnesses, comparing notes with local law enforcement or combing through a crime scene with a fine-toothed comb, McChord's Office of Special Investigations plays a silent role in keeping the base secure. OSI's official mission is to deliver special investigative
  • Don’t believe the hype: Physical fitness requires commitment, determination

    "Lose weight, feel great." "Perfect abs in eight minutes a day." We've all seen the commercials and been tempted to run credit card-in-hand to the nearest phone to buy the latest pill or piece of equipment promising to make us instantly thin and beautiful. However, according to base physiologist, Patrick Conway, 62nd Medical Operations Squadron,