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  • 62 AW hosts first wingman day of 2021, first all call with new commander

    The 62nd Airlift Wing hosted its first Wingman Day of 2021 on June 28.The Wingman Day also provided an opportunity for Col. David Fazenbaker to address the wing all at once for the first time as the 62nd AW commander.Wingman Day, held a few times a year, connects Airmen with their peers to improve

  • 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

  • 62 AW honors MLK with pop-up museum

    The 62nd Airlift Wing (AW) is hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) and Civil Rights Movement (CRM) pop-up museum until Jan. 22 at the McChord Field Chapel Support Center in honor of this year’s MLK Day.“We knew we alone wouldn’t be able to inspire more than the actions of these men, women and

  • 62nd Airlift Wing hosts Wingman Day for Airmen

    The 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, hosted its second Wingman Day of 2020 to empower resiliency within Airmen.Wingman Day, which was held Nov. 20, emphasized informational awareness, accountability, and team building. With the current COVID-19 global pandemic, Wingman Day

  • 627 LRS adopts virtual reality training system to cut costs, increase safety

    The 627th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) recently invested in the Doron 660 Simulation System, a modern virtual reality driving tool that provides Airmen the foundational driving skills needed to succeed in their jobs.McChord’s ground transportation team is confident the simulator will enhance

  • 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

  • Carter Lake Elementary honors military children

    Friday, Carter Lake Elementary School’s principal, teachers, administrators and staff, as well as invited guests and parents, paused to honor military children as part of the month-long recognition of April as Month of the Military Child.“This is our opportunity to acknowledge and be thankful for

  • 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

  • Team McChord revives promotion ceremony

    Team McChord held a newly revived enlisted promotion ceremony for Airmen Jan. 30 at the McChord theater, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.The ceremony, which has not existed for Airmen at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in several years and is planned to be a monthly event, recognizes Airmen promoting at all

  • 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,