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  • 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
  • Refreshing workout for summer months

    As the weather starts to warm up, the pool can be a cool and refreshing alternative to the hot asphalt when it comes to getting a cardiovascular workout. The base pool, which opened for the season May 26, offers lap swimming from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Swimming laps for 20 minutes using a
  • Multipurpose vehicle maintenance: Shop keeps mission running like well-oiled machine

    As the spring winds down and summer starts to creep in, winter is the last thing on anyone's mind. That is, unless you are part of the staff of the 62nd Logistics Readiness Squadron's multipurpose vehicle maintenance section. Whether Airmen in the shop are working on a deicing truck that clears the ice off the wings of each C-17 Globemaster III or
  • Career enhancement element: Working hard to help each Airman succeed

    "They didn't apply my raise to my check!" a panicked Airman bellows into the phone. Such greetings are routine to Staff Sgt. Grace Barce, 62nd Mission Support Squadron, and other Airmen working in the 62nd MSS' career enhancement office. The career enhancement office is responsible for keeping a close eye on personnel files that contain promotion,
  • 62nd CS’ meteorological and navigation section: Paving the way for safe landings

    In a region known for overcast skies and incessant rain showers, the chances are good C-17 Globemaster III pilots don't land at McChord very often on sight alone because dense fog, heavy rain, sleet, strong winds and occasional snowfall can reduce visibility, forcing them to depend on their navigation instruments. The 62nd Communications Squadron's
  • Quality care for McChord kids: Program provides children nurturing, secure upbringing

    Air Force spouse Tammy Acker wanted a job that combined two of her favorite activities, working with children and taking care of her own children. And she found exactly what she was looking for working as a licensed child care provider with the Family Child Care Program run by the 62nd Services Squadron here. The program offers military spouses and
  • McChord makes Special Olympics remarkable: Nearly 400 Airmen volunteer to make event memorable

    More than 3,000 Special Olympics athletes, their coaches, friends and families came together for the opening ceremony on May 31 in Hangar 2 and the Victory Dance and Happenings in McChord's Hangars 1 and 2 Saturday. For participants, such as Kevin Anderson, the events were an opportunity to end the spring competitive season on a high note by taking