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  • Exercise Rainier War demonstrates McChord's AFFORGEN capabilities

    Team McChord successfully completed Exercise Rainier War 22B from Oct. 6-21.Rainier War is a semi-annual exercise designed to demonstrate the 62d Airlift Wing, 627th Air Base Group and 446th Airlift Wing’s ability to generate, employ and sustain operations.“Exercise Rainier War’s goal is to exercise

  • Rainier War takes McChord to New Heights

    Rainier War is a full-scale readiness exercise with an Air Force Force Generation prioritization; demonstrating the ability to generate, employ and sustain a combat force during a rigorous wartime scenario.

  • Up Before Dawn

    A C-17 Globemaster III from the 62d Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, prepares for take off in the early morning hours during Rainier War 22B at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Oct. 18, 2022. Exercise Rainier War is the 62d Airlift Wing’s most expansive exercise, where they

  • Maintaining Excellence

    Team McChord Airmen prepare to refuel a C-17 Globemaster III from the 62d Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, during Rainier War 22B at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Oct. 17, 2022. Rainier War is a semi-annual exercise designed to demonstrate the 62d Airlift Wing, 627th Air

  • Team McChord begins RF-A 23-1, Exercise Rainier War 22B

    Team McChord Airmen are participating in Exercise RED FLAG-Alaska 23-1 as part of Exercise Rainier War 22B. Exercise Rainier War is designed to evaluate and exercise Team McChord’s ability to generate, employ and sustain Rapid Global Mobility into and in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific areas of

  • Exercise Rainier War sends Team McChord Airmen to RED FLAG-Alaska

    Team McChord Airmen left to participate in Exercise RED FLAG-Alaska 23-1 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 5, 2022. McChord Airmen are participating in Red Flag-Alaska as part of Exercise Rainier War 22B, which is designed to evaluate and exercise Team McChord’s ability to generate,

  • 8th Airlift Squadron welcomes new commander

    Friends, family and Team McChord Airmen gather for the 8th Airlift Squadron change of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, June 3, 2022. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kyle Stewart, outgoing commander of the 8th AS, relinquished command to Lt. Col. Nicholas Disney. Aircrews of the 8th

  • 62d AW executes specialized refueling operations during Exercise Rainier War

    U.S. Airmen with the 62d Airlift Wing train U.S. Airmen with the 36th Wing on specialized refueling operations on a C-17 Globemaster III at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 9, 2021, during Exercise Rainier War 21B. Specialized refueling allows an aircrew to quickly and efficiently deliver large