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  • C-17 West Coast Demo Team flies with precision, purpose

    The roar of four turbofan engines fills the cargo bay and flight deck of a C-17 Globemaster III while it flies about 1,500 feet in the warm, clear skies above Miami Beach. Four experienced pilots are focused on staying safe while conducting an aerial demonstration for their audience on the sand and

  • 62 AW gets unique training opportunities during heritage flight weekend

    An all-black 62nd Airlift Wing aircrew from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, took the opportunity to conduct training across different components of aircrew and airdrop aviation Feb. 18-21.The C-17 Globemaster III aircrew of four pilots, four loadmasters and three maintainers conducted the

  • 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

  • JBLM assists Travis C-17s after base evacuation

    Four of Travis Air Force Base’s (AFB) C-17 Globemaster IIIs and 75 personnel arrived here during the late hours of Aug. 19 as the base served as an evacuation site due to California’s wildfires.Travis Air Force Base installation commander ordered an evacuation order Aug. 19 in response to the LNU

  • 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

  • 62nd MXS improves efficiency through unit innovation

    Airmen and leadership of the 62nd Maintenance Squadron (62nd MXS) here integrated a new schedule and framework for conducting home station checks (HSCs), March 24.When the 62nd Airlift Wing changed to mission-essential manning to limit the spread of COVID-19, some people stopped physically coming

  • Flightline closure relocates McChord operations

    The McChord Field flightline at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington, closed for renovations March 1st and operations relocated to maintain worldwide capabilities. Leading up to the closure date, McChord Airmen were already prepared at March Air Reserve Base (ARB), California- ready to