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  • McChord Air Museum welcomes a piece of history

    In 1982, Keith Ferris, a Hawaiian aviation artist, completed a painting titled "McChord Country" and donated the artwork to McChord Air Force Base, where it adorned the walls of the McChord Club for the next four decades.Over the years, exposure to the elements in the surrounding environment took a

  • Airmen, Sailors conduct C-5M Super Galaxy cargo upload

    U.S. Air Force and Navy service members conduct a cargo upload operation on a C-5M Super Galaxy at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Dec. 8, 2023. The joint operation consisted of loading cargo and mini submersibles on the aircraft and was conducted by service members from Travis Air Force Base,

  • Look at all those C-17s!

    The 62nd Airlift Wing is the active duty wing on McChord Field. The 62nd Airlift Wing is joined by its Reserve partner the 446th Airlift Wing. Together, the two wings fly 40 C-17 Globemaster IIIs to provide combat airlift for America. Joint Base Lewis-McChord also hosts the Western Air Defense

  • JBLM Fire & Emergency Services fosters community partnerships

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fire and Emergency Services hosted a training for local off-installation partners, here, March 20-31, 2023.Over the course of two weeks, training sessions are being held for more than seven local fire departments. The goal of the training is to partner with and educate local

  • 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.

  • 62d OG leadership celebrates local WWII veteran’s 100th birthday

    Retired U.S. Army Capt. Dick Nelms, a former WWII B-17 bomber pilot, celebrated his 100th birthday at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington, Feb. 17, 2023. U.S. Air Force Col. Sergio Anaya, 62d Operations Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Toby Thompson, 62d OG senior enlisted leader,

  • Team McChord remembers: 30th anniversary of C-141 collision

    A sea of Airmen, past and present, gathered for a remembrance ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 30, 2022.The ceremony was held to commemorate the 13 Airmen who paid the ultimate sacrifice when two C-141B Starlifters collided during routine training.“Today, we solemnly remember

  • McChord Air Museum reopens

    The McChord Air Museum reopened its doors after being closed for almost two years at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, February 22, 2022.The museum gives visitors opportunities to learn about McChord Field’s significant history.“It's important for us to tell McChord’s history,” said Shon Zawada,

  • 62 AW honors MLK with pop-up museum

    The 62nd Airlift Wing (AW) is hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) and Civil Rights Movement (CRM) pop-up museum until Jan. 22 at the McChord Field Chapel Support Center in honor of this year’s MLK Day.“We knew we alone wouldn’t be able to inspire more than the actions of these men, women and

  • Operation Turkey Drop: mission accomplished

    Once again Operation Turkey Drop spreads holiday spirit to service members, fostering a Thanksgiving season they will never forget.Every year, the Air Force Association (AFA) McChord Field Chapter and the Pierce Military and Business Alliance (PMBA), round up their volunteer troops to donate turkeys