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  • 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 the service of all military children and what a
  • 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,
  • 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 enlisted ranks.“There have been a lot of requests
  • 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
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