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  • 2023 Operation Turkey Drop takes flight at JBLM

    Team McChord Airmen and volunteers with the Air Force Association, Washington State Chapter Pierce Military and Business Alliance, gathered to donate 293 turkeys to Airmen and families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Nov. 16, 2023. Operation Turkey Drop is an annual event to support Team McChord

  • Team McChord volunteers support ‘Partnership in Education’

    Team McChord service members can now participate in a volunteer program enhancing community outreach efforts at Carter Lake Elementary School through the Partnership in Education, or PIE, program.Members can volunteer as groups or individuals to read to students or assist teachers with recess and

  • McChord Air Museum keeps installation’s legacy alive

    Installations across the military often honor the legacy of those that have paved the way in history by naming bases, streets, and buildings after them.Much like Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, was named after U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Col. Fredrick I. Eglin, and Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was

  • U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier visits Team McChord

    U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, 8th District of Washington visited the 62d Airlift Wing to learn about the circumstances that impact Station 105’s mission at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Aug. 22, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Kylee Tyus)

  • 62d AW returns from AFFORGEN deployment

    U.S. Airmen with the 62d Airlift Wing return from a deployment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, April 4, 2023. This deployment was the 62d Airlift Wing’s first under the new Air Force Force Generation Model in support of U.S. Central Command, U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command

  • Furthering agility and lethality: McChord C-17s refuel, re-arm F-35s

    Two C-17 Globemaster IIIs hailing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, forward deployed to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to participate in Exercise Monster Jam, March 6-9, 2023.The intent for the exercise was to verify the 7th Airlift Squadron’s ability to employ and perform in a high

  • 62d AW Airmen awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for Afghanistan efforts

    Hundreds of Airmen, friends and family members gathered as U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Randall Reed, deputy commander of Air Mobility Command, recognized four Mobility Warfighters for their extraordinary aerial achievements during Operation ALLIES REFUGE with the Distinguished Flying Cross at Joint Base

  • Team McChord promotes interoperability during RF-A, Rainier War

    Members from Team McChord participated in Exercise RED FLAG, Alaska 23-1 and Exercise Rainier War 22B, October 3-21.During the nearly month-long exercises, multiple U.S. and allied aircraft and personnel practiced executing simulated combat missions in and over training areas above Alaska.RED

  • Rainier War 22B simulates contested environment

    U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 62d Maintenance Group identify a simulated unexploded ordnance during Exercise Rainier War 22B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 13, 2022. Alongside airlift operations, Team McChord also conducted cargo and personnel processing, chemical, biological,