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  • 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 into work, but members of the 62nd MXS can’t take
  • 57th WPS continues C-17 Weapons Instructor Course at JBLM

    Instructors from the 57th Weapons Squadron (57 WPS) and seven students in the C-17 Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) and Advanced Instructor Course (AIC) participated in an aeromedical evacuation exercise April 23 at the Yakima Training Center (YTC), Washington.This exercise was a part of the course’s composite mission application phase, which tested
  • 62nd MDS tracks spread of COVID-19 for Team McChord

    Airmen at the 62nd Medical Squadron on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, have been conducting contact tracing for COVID-19 since they were made aware of the first potential case of the disease, Feb. 28.Contact tracing is a process that identifies and monitors individuals who may have had contact with an infectious person as a means of
  • 62nd OSS produces masks to reduce spread of COVID-19

    With Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s recent guidance regarding the wear of face masks, the 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, needed a find a way to quickly produce masks for mission-essential personnel who are continuously working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.Airmen from the 62nd Operations Support Squadron’s aircrew
  • Congressional commission gathers McChord mishap data

    The National Commission on Military Aviation Safety (NCMAS) visited the 62nd Airlift Wing (AW) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 7, 2020, as part of their review of military aviation mishaps occurring in the last five years to reveal and analyze trends, identify shortcomings and highlight best practices.The purpose and goal of the NCMAS is to
  • McChord Chief Master Sgt. Selects for 2019

    Congratulations to Team McChord's newest chief master sergeant selects!Read the full captions to hear what it means to them to have been selected for this promotion to the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force and some advice that helped them to get where they are today. 
  • Wingman Day reminds Airmen to be there for each other

    Morale-boosting, team-building, and professional development were the focus of Team McChord’s Wingman Day, Nov. 15.“The previous Wingman Day had more than 1,000 seats in classes and workshops ranging from running to financial planning and squadrons devoted time to everything from picnics to kickball games,” said John Tobin, 62nd Airlift Wing (AW)
  • Speakers share stories of strength, resiliency at TEDxJBLM

    Nine speakers shared their personal stories of leadership, self-improvement and resiliency during the first-ever TEDx speaking event here, Nov. 1.  “My suffering as someone with an autoimmune disease and as a military spouse is what led me to go to the next level and try to empower others with it,” Katie Madison, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron and U.S.
  • 5th ASOS hosts first TACP officer candidate course at JBLM

    The tactical air control party (TACP) Officer Phase Two (TOPT) assessment was held for the first time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington, August 24 – 30.The TOPT assessment evaluates a candidate’s potential to be successful at the TACP schoolhouse and as an officer in the TACP community.“The five-day course is designed to put the
  • AMC leadership visits JBLM, drives home message of readiness, innovation

    Gen. Maryanne Miller, commander of Air Mobility Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, AMC command chief, saw first-hand what makes Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, the global-reaching airlift power that it is during their visit here, June 24-27.Team McChord Airmen showcased their units’ humanitarian airlift and airdrop capabilities,
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