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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1 ASOG hosts TACP Lightning Challenge

    The 1st Air Support Operations Group kicked off the 2019 Lightning Challenge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 29.Twenty two-man teams of Tactical Air Control Party Airmen assigned to Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, U.S. Air Forces Europe, and the Washington National Guard gathered to participate in the week-long competition.
  • 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,
  • 627 SFS bring back Police Week tradition

    The 627th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) here put on several events during the week of May 12 through May 17, 2019, in recognition of National Police Week.“National Police Week is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifices of fallen military and civilian law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty protecting and
  • Team McChord Airmen selected for Major rank

    Congratulations to the following Airmen who were selected for Major!Captain Leighton Bagby, 4th Airlift SquadronCaptain Matthew Dearborn, 4th Airlift SquadronCaptain Anthony Hertach, 62nd Maintenance SquadronCaptain Matthew Herzberg, 62nd Operations Support SquadronCaptain Anne Kemp, 62nd Operations Support SquadronCaptain Theodore Kemp, 7th
  • Airman Leadership School Class 18-E graduates

    Congratulations to the following Airmen who graduated the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, June 14. Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Patrick Collins, Station Depoe BaySenior Airman Jaycel Bench, 232nd Operations SquadronSenior Airman Sonja Chae, 4th Airlift SquadronSenior Airman Brianna Dubay, 1st Weather SquadronSenior Airman Jacob Foster,
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