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  • 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

  • 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

  • 627th CES prolongs life of flightline

    Pavement and construction technicians from the 627th Civil Engineer Squadron work together to reseal cracks on the McChord Field flight line on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 25, 2020. Resealing is done with melted tar funneled into the cracks and left to dry, which prolongs the life of the

  • 62nd AW helps test improvements to combat airlift capabilities

    The 62nd Operations Support Squadron (62nd OSS) and 57th Weapons Squadron from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington, and the 437th Airlift Wing (AW) from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, in conjunction with Air Mobility Command (AMC), tested an updated dynamic re-tasking capability

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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