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  • 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,
  • Airman Leadership School Class 18-B graduates

    Congratulations to the following Airmen who graduated the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, Jan. 5th. Senior Airman Cullen Davis, 627th Civil Engineer SquadronStaff Sgt. Erika Diaz, 627th Force Support SquadronSenior Airman Hayden Emery, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron                        Senior Airman Patrick Haas, 627th Security
  • 62 AW visits BMT, witness volunteers become Airmen

    Members of the 62nd Airlift Wing command staff traveled to Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to tour Basic Military Training Jan. 11-12.The visit gave Col Rebecca Sonkiss, 62nd AW commander, Chief Master Sgt. Jeffery Sandusky, 62nd AW command chief, and commanders from maintenance, aircraft maintenance, operations group, operations support, medical,
  • Airmen complete life-saving mission

    After completing days of continuous flights, one 4th Airlift Squadron air crew took on a seemingly impossible mission. Tasked to transport a U.S. Navy Sailor in critical condition, Airmen from the 4th AS raced against time to get the patient suffering from injuries sustained in an IED explosion, from Baghdad to Ramstein Air Base, Germany.   The
  • 20/20: The Air Force standard

    Three Airmen at the McChord Field Optometry Clinic are responsible for more than 4,000 Airmen stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The clinic provides Team McChord Airmen with annual eye exams, pre-operation and post-operation eye care, and diagnosing and treating eye infections. "Our mission is to support the flying community as well
  • Team McChord Airmen honor WWII veterans

    More than 60 service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and the local area honored veterans participating in the Puget Sound Honor Flight, April 24 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The veterans were welcomed home after returning from their trip to Washington, District of Columbia to see monuments built in their honor, such
  • From the east coast to the west coast: the journey of two bottles to reunite WWII members

    It is approximately 2,800 miles from Fredericksburg, Virginia to Seattle, Washington and can take more than four days of driving to make this trip. That is exactly what took place when two bottles of 1945 Calvados brandy were transported from Fredericksburg the week of March 22 and as one bottle arrived to Seattle the week of April 7,  the other
  • McChord crew chiefs - More than turning wrenches

    C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on McChord Field cannot takeoff without the help of the 62nd Maintenance Group crew chiefs. A jack of all trades and a generalist in aircraft maintenance, crew chiefs are responsible for maintaining all of the 48 C-17s assigned to McChord.“We are the first line of defense when it comes to maintenance,” said Senior
  • 'Tacoma Starlifter' historic POW service remembered

    Nearly 50 years to the day, members of the 62nd and 446th Airlift Wings celebrated the anniversary of the arrival of the first C-141 Starlifter, August 6 at McChord Field, Wash.The McChord Starlifter 50 event featured the rechristening of McChord’s first C-141 Starlifter, Tacoma Starlifter, by Kelsey Schmidt, 2016 Miss Washington. Presiding over