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  • Cardiovascular fitness key to healthy lifestyle

    Editor's note: This is the first installment in a series of fitness articles that will run throughout the month of May in conjunction with Air Force Fitness Month.) The aim of Air Force Fitness Month is to teach Airmen how to set a routine and maintain their fitness level while promoting fitness education. A solid cardiovascular fitness program is
  • Mariners roll out red carpet for military community

    Military Appreciation Night is the annual event which helps kick off the 2008 season of Seattle Mariners' baseball at Safeco Field and honor those who serve, past and present. While more than 3,000 military service members from across the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Air and National Guard got the chance to enjoy Mariners' baseball, one
  • McChord Airman achieves career milestone

    Ten-thousand hours. That's a little more than 416 days, or 600,000 minutes. Regardless of how you measure it, Master Sgt. Pat McCarty, a loadmaster with the 8th Airlift Squadron, has spent a lot of time in airplanes. "Time literally flies by," said Sergeant McCarty, who has served for more than 23 years in the Air Force and recently joined an elite
  • Class in session: McChord's 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 12, teaches C-17 Globemaster III maintenance to Airmen around world

    Teaching is something every instructor and supervisor in the 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 12, takes very seriously. After all, the consequences of the squadron's students not knowing how to do the job correctly can have disastrous results. "We're talking about [the loss of] lives and millions of dollars worth of equipment," said 373rd TRS
  • McChord Airmen meet SuperSonics

    Four McChord Airmen got a glimpse on Wednesday of what it's like to walk in the large shoes of a professional basketball player. Senior Airman Troy Bame, 62nd Operations Support Squadron; Senior Master Sgt. Stephen Harris, 446th Services Flight; Staff Sgt. Daniel Tercero, 22nd Special Tactics Squadron; and Senior Airman Steven Spaulding, Western
  • 22nd STS brings air power to the fight on the ground

    Editor's note: Due to operations security, some 22nd Special Tactics Airmen are not fully identified in this story. The demand for joint terminal air controllers in the Global War on Terror is at an all-time high. In deployed locations, JTACs work closely with Special Operations Forces from the Army, Navy and Marines to integrate air power with
  • Taking care of our community: Family practice streamlines McChord patient process

    The 62nd Medical Operations Squadron's family practice clinic has several methods in place to fine-tune its processes and programs in order to better serve its patients. Through offering diabetes counseling classes, utilizing independent duty medical technicians and staffing a women's nurse practitioner, the family practice clinic is making it
  • Afghans train Afghans with U.S.mentors

    Afghan instructors are training Afghan national police officers in a series of security forces classes here, while two American Airmen provide watchful mentorship. The Afghan national police sustainment training is a giant step forward for the future of the Afghan National Army and the Afghan military, said Staff Sgt. Daniel Smith, Laghman
  • Load planners solve cargo puzzles to keep mission on track

    Like giant puzzle pieces, each pallet of equipment, Humvee or aircraft part must be secured in an exact location of the cargo bay of the C-17 Globemaster III or any other transport aircraft so it can fly safely. And the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron's load planners make it happen each day. Packing his trusty tape measure, load planner Mr. Victor
  • Bomb’s away: Airmen provide the goods to ensure timely, precision munitions delivery

    On a normal day at the 62nd Maintenance inspection. Squadron's munitions control center, Senior Airman Raymond Altamirano rarely has a minute of free time. Ringing phones, squawking radios and the giant computer screen on the wall all fight for the young Airman's attention. "The job in the control center is very similar to that of a 911 operator,"
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