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  • Col. David Fazenbaker takes the helm of 62 AW

    Hundreds of family, friends and members of Team McChord gathered together in person and virtually to welcome the new commander of the 62nd Airlift Wing during a change of command ceremony June 15, 2021, here.Maj. Gen. Kenneth T. Bibb Jr., 18th Air Force commander, introduced Col. David Fazenbaker as

  • 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

  • 62nd AW kicks off Rainier War

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The 62nd Airlift Wing kicked off 2021 Exercise Rainier War, April 19. Exercise Rainier War is a major exercise for the Wing, including multiple airlift and fighter assets, joint partners and special operations forces.Exercise Rainier War evaluates the Wing’s ability

  • 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

  • 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