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  • 18th AF leadership talks spouse employment, license reciprocity

    Some aspects of being in the military can be hard on individuals and families. To gain better insight into the issues Airmen and their families face at McChord Field, Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, 18th Air Force commander, and his wife, Kelly Barrett, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord to learn what’s

  • Airmen battle ice, snow to ensure readiness

    Low clouds and a light fog shroud the flightline as the Airmen wait indoors for their schedule for the day. It’s a brisk, cold morning promising ice on the aircrafts blanketed in the mist.For aircrews, ice or snow on their jet can prove to be a major hazard, and before they can fly, maintenance

  • Deployed Airmen discover spiritual fortitude

    Leaving for or returning from a deployment can challenge the resiliency of 62nd Airlift Wing Airmen. They have to say goodbye to their families and friends and be a part from them for a considerable amount time. Then, when they return, they could have undergone times of great stress during their

  • Joint Base Unique – Airman makes history through Army partners

    The U.S. Air Force’s Security Forces has a long history dating back to World War II. Since 1942, the team we used to identify as the Army Air Forces have evolved to the security forces known today.In 1952, five years after the birth of the Air Force, Airmen began to transition away from Army

  • 4th AS welcomes newest ‘Pilot for a Day’

    If the proverb is true that laughter is the best medicine, then perhaps a smile could go a long way for a child with a serious or chronic condition.For McChord’s Pilot for a Day program, the hope is to spread a smile across the face of a participating child for the full day they are part of the

  • Combat arms help Airmen sharpen sights on readiness

    The 627th Security Forces Squadron holds combat arms training and maintenance courses to train Airmen on the characteristics, nomenclature, assembly, disassembly, maintenance and firing of small-arms weapons such as the M-4 carbine and M-9 pistol at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

  • ‘Guardian Angel’ Airman aids ailing Korean War vet

    There are many who believe there is no such thing as coincidence; things happen for a reason and people enter their lives for a purpose.If retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Ronald Price and Staff Sgt. Daniel Watkins, 627th Security Forces Squadron unit training manager, did not count themselves among

  • 62nd, 446th Airlift Wings support science through Operation DEEP FREEZE

    In conjunction with the 446th Airlift Wing, the 62nd Operations Group kicked off the 2017-2018 season of Operation DEEP FREEZE (ODF), a mission offering unparalleled Department of Defense support to the National Science Foundation (NSF)-managed U.S. Antarctic Program, with operations that began in

  • 62nd APS lifts cargo, spirits on island of Dominica

    During what will likely be remembered as one of the fiercest hurricane seasons in a century, the Caribbean island of Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in mid-September as a Category 5 hurricane.In response, the 62nd Airlift Wing deployed members of the 62nd Aerial Port

  • McChord to Travis: Retired chief recalls son’s birth

    Mothers and fathers look forward to the birth of a child, especially their first. Many military fathers miss the birth of a child because they are serving thousands of miles away supporting missions all over the world.