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  • Rodeo participants start event with fitness-minded competition

    Air Mobility Command Rodeo 2007 competitors got an up-closeand- physical introduction to the event Saturday as the teams competed in the Fit-to-Fight competition. The event ran smoothly and no one suffered serious injuries, said Fit-to-Fight coordinator Patrick Conway, 62nd Medical Operations Squadron. "A few people got sick because they ran so
  • Airmen save the day for Turkey’s Rodeo team

    When Turkey's C-130H airplane broke down just before the 2007 Air Mobility Command  Rodeo competition began, American Airmen banded together to make the impossible happen. When all was said and done, a maintenance job that normally takes weeks to accomplish was performed in five days, all in the spirit of Rodeo competition. Trouble began for the
  • Convoy demonstration puts visitors in Airmen’s shoes

    A bus rumbles down the dirt road, plowing through a cloud of dust created by the Humvees leading the convoy. A sudden explosion and bursts of gunfire bring the convoy to an abrupt stop. When the action subsides, two insurgents lay on the side of the road next to a sport-utility vehicle. Such was the scene Tuesday as more than 50 civic leaders from
  • Ramped up for Rodeo

    Don't expect any complacency at the 2007 Air Mobility Rodeo from the 2005 Best C-17 Wing, according to the 446th Airlift Wing's team chief. After picking up top honors for best C-17 wing, along with five other awards, the 446th Airlift Wing is working diligently to keep its title. "We are practicing to win. We're putting a lot of time and effort
  • McChord takes hosting visitors

    Open arms, wide eyes, smiling faces and an entire base population charged with enthusiasm and anticipation greeted each international team upon touching down here for Air Mobility Command's 2007 Rodeo. After several long days of flying, the international teams received an even more personalized welcome by a special group of squadrons, who took in
  • Adventures Unlimited, AF Travel Online offer chances to ... Explore the outdoors

    Whether it's a hike to the summit of Mount St. Helens, a sightseeing trip to Seaside, Ore., or a seven day cruise on the Mexican Rivera, McChord Airmen have a host of summertime leisure experiences to choose from through Adventures Unlimited and Air Force Travel Online. From July 16 to 27, in celebration of Rodeo 2007, Adventures Unlimited is
  • 62nd MXS 1 plates up softball victory

    The 62nd Maintenance Squadron 1 softball team erupted for six runs in the fourth inning, paving the way to an easy 15-3 victory over the 62nd Services Squadron Monday evening at St. Helen's Field. Despite the final score, things were close early in the game as neither team could put together a string of hits. MXS 1 finally broke through in the top
  • Sentimental sanctuary: Grove offers Airmen place of remembrance

    Like a secret garden, many people coming onto McChord drive by Memorial Grove each day without noticing it's even there. But the grove located near the intersection of Barnes Boulevard and Main Street holds special significance to many people with ties to the base. Dedicated in 1972, Memorial Grove serves as a place for people to relax while
  • 4th,728th AS blow away rivals to win title

    The 4th and 728th Airlift Squadron intramural soccer team took advantage of a tired 62nd Maintenance Squadron team, scoring four second-half goals to break open a tight contest and coast to a 5-1 win in the intramural soccer championship game June 15 at Rainier Field. After playing back-to-back games the day before, MXS tried its best to put forth
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle: Base recycling center helps Airmen stay eco-friendly

    As the conveyor belt dumps pieces of cardboard down a long chute into the heart of the bright-blue baler, the 30-horsepower electric motor springs to life and prepares the giant hydraulic press to transform the individual pieces into tightly compressed and neatly tied 1,600-pound bales. After the bales are spit out, a forklift transports them
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