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  • Team McChord remembers VJ Day

    Seventy-five years ago on board the deck of the USS Missouri, Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur watched as Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and Japanese General Yoshijiro Umezu signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender officially ending the war in the Pacific, and thereby, World War II

  • USO fulfills mission to serve

    The United Service Organizations Northwest (USO NW) Shali Center and mobile events programs have adapted their operations to accommodate service members and families during the COVID-19 pandemic here. Since the temporary suspension of operations, the USO, primarily the mobile program, has served

  • 62nd MXS Aerospace Ground Equipment will never AGE out of necessity

    The 62nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) flight maintains flight line ground equipment such as diesel engines, air compressors, heaters, and jacks as well as prepare them to pass cargo inspections. After flight line equipment has been defueled, cleaned, prepared, and inspected,

  • 62nd MDS public health Airmen help move the mission forward

    The 62nd Medical Squadron (62nd MDS) Public Health section is one of about 20 within the McChord Clinic that contributes to the health and well-being of McChord Airmen, dependents and retirees on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.Public health is responsible for approving people for deployments,

  • 62nd AMXS Airman accepted to Air Force Academy class of 2025

    Earlier this year, Airman 1st Class Chad Schuch, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, was accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy (AFA) Prep School and is expected to graduate with the class of 2025. He will be leaving Joint Base Lewis-McChord at the end of this month to attend the AFA

  • 62nd AW Remembers Operations Babylift, New Life

    Forty-five years ago, Military Airlift Command (MAC) carried out one of the most heart lifting and heartbreaking airlifts in Air Force history. As with many airlifts during and after the Vietnam War, the 62nd Military Airlift Wing (MAW) played a major part.

  • 62nd Airlift Wing Recalls Mount St. Helen’s Eruption on 40th Anniversary

    McChord Field offers a spectacular view of Mount Rainier. The summer sun highlights the gorgeous peaks of the volcano and the winter dawn frames the mountain in different hues of red and gold. While we marvel at its beauty, many of us are aware of its potential threat. However, it was not Rainier

  • 62nd AW Historian honors 75th anniversary of VE Day

    On May 8, 1945, Germany formally surrendered to Ally forces, ending the war in Europe. Crowds gathered in major cities throughout Europe and the United States and celebrated the end of World War II, which had devastated most of Europe since 1939. In London, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth waved

  • The Rise of a Loadmaster: An A1C Watt Story

    The powerful vibrations of four engines propelling a 282,400 pound aircraft several miles above the ground hum across the cargo bay of a C-17 Globemaster III on its way to drop off much needed cargo.Two pilots sit upstairs in the flight deck guiding the C-17 through the sky while another two rest