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  • Thunder Challenge 2022: What Combat Weather Airmen Bring to the Fight

    The 1st Combat Weather Squadron hosted this year's International Combat Weather Competition: Thunder Challenge at Joint Base Lewis McChord Washington from Aug. 1-3, 2022. This competition was inspired by the Tactical Air Control Party’s Lighting Challenge and adapted to suit the combat weather

  • AMC leadership sees firsthand America’s Airlift Wing capes

    The Air Mobility Command leadership team visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 6-8, 2022, to be immersed in America’s Airlift Wing’s mission of executing global airlift.U.S. Air Force Gen. Mike Minihan, AMC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Kruzelnick, AMC command chief, engaged

  • 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 MXS shop ushers in a new AGE of innovation

    How do you track hundreds of pieces of equipment dispersed around the world?The 62nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment shop here began installing GPS trackers on their equipment in late April 2021. The shop is now able to track approximately 220 of their 420 assets globally.Prior to

  • COVID-19 vaccines available at McChord Airman’s Clinic

    The McChord Airman’s Clinic here is administering COVID-19 vaccinations to active-duty Air Force personnel, civilian employees and contractors.Madigan Army Medical Center is the head of COVID-19 vaccination distribution for JBLM and is working toward decentralizing access to the vaccine by making it

  • Dr. Jill Biden visits JBLM

    First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, is visiting with military families as part of an on-going effort to relaunch Joining Forces, an initiative to support service members, veterans and their families through wellness, education, and employment opportunities.

  • 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

  • 62 AW receives Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    The 62nd Airlift Wing (62 AW) received an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (AFOUA) for the time period of Oct. 1, 2018, to Aug. 31, 2020.It is awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to units who distinguished themselves by exceptional meritorious service or outstanding achievement, setting the

  • 62nd MXS Hydraulics shop repairs 16 C-17 brakes for RCAF ally

    The 62nd Maintenance Squadron (62nd MXS) hydraulics shop, in conjunction with the 446th MXS, is working on 16 C-17 Globemaster III hydraulic brakes that arrived here from a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) facility via the Air Force supply system, Aug. 12.The hydraulics shop here typically receives