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  • McChord’s newest little pilot

    The annual McChord “Pilot for a Day” program provides a child with a catastrophic disease the opportunity to live out their life-long dream of joining the ranks of steadfast Airmen before them in becoming a pilot. Additionally, these courageous youths have the opportunity to share these exciting and

  • Team McChord Airmen execute today's global airlift mission

    Team McChord loadmasters, pilots and aircraft maintenance Airmen prepare a C-17 Globemaster III to leave Joint Base Lewis-McChord for a contingency mission from JBLM, Washington, June 13, 2024. Preparing the aircraft plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of all Airmen, passengers and cargo on

  • 4th Airlift Squadron stays ready with training flights

    U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 4th Airlift Squadron conduct a training flight at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Jan. 23, 2024. These training flights include exercises in aerial refueling, touch-and-go landings, low-level flying and more. These exercises are conducted ensuring readiness in

  • 62d AW conducts aeromedical evacuation training

    The 62d Medical Squadron partnered with the 4th Airlift Squadron to conduct aeromedical evacuation training on a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Sept. 21, 2023.The exercise was held to familiarize the 62d MDS with the C-17’s capabilities and to identify the loadmaster’s

  • 4th EAS provides airlift capabilities during Exercise Rainier War 23A

    Exercise Rainier War 23A kicked off this week at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and dozens of aircrew boots hit the ground running to participate and evaluate the Wing’s ability to generate, employ and sustain in-garrison and forward deployed forces, ensuring strategic advantage by advancing

  • 4th AS reignites Pilot For A Day program

    The goal of the Pilot for a Day program is to provide children and their families in the local community who have catastrophic illnesses a once in a lifetime opportunity; the child is issued a flight suit and visits different mission sets around base such as the Security Forces Squadron Working Dog

  • 62d AW launches into Women’s History Month with all-female flight

    The 62d Airlift Wing executed an all-female flight, including an all-female ground crew, in support of Women’s History Month at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, March 1, 2023. The Airmen hailed from the 62d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 4th and 7th Airlift Squadrons.

  • 62 AW airlifts COVID-19 patient to Texas

    The 62nd Airlift Wing’s quick action enabled a COVID-19 patient to be airlifted from JBLM to San Antonio Military Medical Center, Texas, March 31.The individual was a patient at Madigan Army Medical Center here. The individual was in severe respiratory distress and had undergone surgery earlier to

  • McChord flight crew attends historic AMC Black History Month event

    An aircrew of 11 black Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing attended a Black History Month aviation heritage event planned by Airmen from six different Air Mobility Command (AMC) units, hosted by the 427th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston (JBC), South Carolina, Feb. 19.The event invited black

  • Exercise Rainier War 2020 provides team-wide training opportunities

    Exercise Rainier War 2020 was conducted at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. from Aug 3 - 7, 2020. The purpose of Rainier War is to exercise and evaluate the ability to plan, generate, and execute an airlift tasking, to sustain contingency operations, and demonstrate limited elements of full spectrum