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  • 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,"
  • AF surgeons pioneer new medical procedure

    In Afghanistan, a country plagued by a long history of violence and untold numbers of hidden land mines, limb-threatening injuries occur on a daily basis. For decades, the answer to this tragedy has been the preservation of life over limb by amputation. The presence of open fractures with large soft tissue defects, where there is not enough muscle,
  • Summerfest pack in the fun

    A sunny day devoid of clouds provided the ideal backdrop Aug. 24 as McChord Airmen and their families packed the base track and pavilion in celebration of Summerfest 2007. After feasting on hot dogs, beans, potato salad and chicken while listening to the various karaoke acts on stage, people had the opportunity to visit a wide variety of booths
  • 'Bright' idea worth $10K for LRS civilian

    Materials expeditor John Solomon, 62nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, pays careful attention to the small details of his job. And his keen sense of awareness paid off in a big way recently. While overseeing parts that are deemed unserviceable and then routing them to the backshops to be repaired, Mr. Solomon kept noticing one particular part coming
  • Professor swims into record book ... again

    Lt. Col. Tim Lawrence takes to challenges like a fish to water. The long-distance swimmer extraordinaire swam the English Channel in 1999, was the first American to swim the 41 nautical miles around Britain's Jersey Island in 2002, was the first American to swim from the island of Vis to Split, Croatia, and was the first American to swim the 14.8
  • Virtualized servers save time, money, power

    "The server is down" are four words you never want to hear at work, especially in Iraq. Global Cyberspace Integration Center Airmen have teamed with Multi- National Corps-Iraq communications people to evaluate server usage and provide methods of improvement to eliminate this problem, specifically server virtualization. At Camp Victory, Baghdad, the
  • MDG volunteers dedicated to medical mission

    They may not know how to change a C-17 Globemaster III engine or execute a combat airdrop, but the volunteers who work at the 62nd Medical Group's clinic play a key role in supporting the mission each day. The dedicated group of volunteers perform various administrative tasks day-in and dayout, giving Airmen who work in the clinic an opportunity to
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