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  • SNCO overcomes ultimate tribulation

    As a newly promoted master sergeant, Anthony DiMase was well prepared for the next stepping stone in his career, but he was not prepared for the life-altering news that would make this road a bit rockier.In June of 2017, six years into his time here, DiMase was diagnosed with cancer mid-transition

  • How one Airman maximized their growth thanks to a second chance

    Despite a rough start during his first enlistment at then-McChord Air Force Base, Washington, Master Sgt. Timothy Nonn, the 62nd Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, has been on an upward trajectory for the majority of his nearly 16-year career. “It took me little while to get used to

  • 627th CS plays vital role in success of mission during pandemic

    The 627th Communications Squadron (627th CS) played an essential role in enabling members of Team McChord to work remotely during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. Many members of Team McChord, whose jobs were able to be conducted from home, began doing so to limit peoples’ exposure to

  • USO fulfills mission to serve

    The United Service Organizations Northwest (USO NW) Shali Center and mobile events programs have adapted their operations to accommodate service members and families during the COVID-19 pandemic here. Since the temporary suspension of operations, the USO, primarily the mobile program, has served

  • 62nd MXS Aerospace Ground Equipment will never AGE out of necessity

    The 62nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) flight maintains flight line ground equipment such as diesel engines, air compressors, heaters, and jacks as well as prepare them to pass cargo inspections. After flight line equipment has been defueled, cleaned, prepared, and inspected,

  • 62nd AMXS Airman accepted to Air Force Academy class of 2025

    Earlier this year, Airman 1st Class Chad Schuch, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, was accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy (AFA) Prep School and is expected to graduate with the class of 2025. He will be leaving Joint Base Lewis-McChord at the end of this month to attend the AFA

  • The Rise of a Loadmaster: An A1C Watt Story

    The powerful vibrations of four engines propelling a 282,400 pound aircraft several miles above the ground hum across the cargo bay of a C-17 Globemaster III on its way to drop off much needed cargo.Two pilots sit upstairs in the flight deck guiding the C-17 through the sky while another two rest

  • McChord Airmen boost American Embassy in Jordan

    In a small non-descript building on a Royal Jordanian Air Force flight line sits a vital piece of American diplomacy. Inside, three Airmen work with Akram Al Ramone, a Jordanian who works as Lead Foreign Service National, Port Ops, for the U.S. State Department and splits his time between an office

  • 4th AS adopts children as honorary pilots

    A U.S. Air Force community outreach program continues to provide children facing health difficulties an opportunity to have fun and see firsthand some of the things that Airmen do.The current Pilot for a Day (PFAD) program at McChord Field on Joint Base Lewis-McChord was created in 2010 as a