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  • 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,

  • Exercise Rainier War demonstrates McChord's AFFORGEN capabilities

    Team McChord successfully completed Exercise Rainier War 22B from Oct. 6-21.Rainier War is a semi-annual exercise designed to demonstrate the 62d Airlift Wing, 627th Air Base Group and 446th Airlift Wing’s ability to generate, employ and sustain operations.“Exercise Rainier War’s goal is to exercise

  • Rainier War takes McChord to New Heights

    Rainier War is a full-scale readiness exercise with an Air Force Force Generation prioritization; demonstrating the ability to generate, employ and sustain a combat force during a rigorous wartime scenario.

  • Up Before Dawn

    A C-17 Globemaster III from the 62d Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, prepares for take off in the early morning hours during Rainier War 22B at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Oct. 18, 2022. Exercise Rainier War is the 62d Airlift Wing’s most expansive exercise, where they

  • Maintaining Excellence

    Team McChord Airmen prepare to refuel a C-17 Globemaster III from the 62d Airlift Wing, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, during Rainier War 22B at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Oct. 17, 2022. Rainier War is a semi-annual exercise designed to demonstrate the 62d Airlift Wing, 627th Air

  • Team McChord begins RF-A 23-1, Exercise Rainier War 22B

    Team McChord Airmen are participating in Exercise RED FLAG-Alaska 23-1 as part of Exercise Rainier War 22B. Exercise Rainier War is designed to evaluate and exercise Team McChord’s ability to generate, employ and sustain Rapid Global Mobility into and in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific areas of

  • Exercise Rainier War sends Team McChord Airmen to RED FLAG-Alaska

    Team McChord Airmen left to participate in Exercise RED FLAG-Alaska 23-1 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 5, 2022. McChord Airmen are participating in Red Flag-Alaska as part of Exercise Rainier War 22B, which is designed to evaluate and exercise Team McChord’s ability to generate,

  • 7th Airlift Squadron welcomes new commander

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brandon Westling, incoming commander of the 7th Airlift Squadron, gives remarks during the change of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, June 16, 2022. Aircrews of the 7th AS operate the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, directly supporting numerous U.S.

  • Joint Force Swift Responders; AMC, Army prepare for Swift Response airdrop

    A C-17 Globemaster III prepares to land during Exercise Swift Response at Cerklje Air Base, Slovenia, May 10, 2022. Approximately 9,000 service members from 17 Allied and partner nations will participate in Swift Response, including approximately 2,700 U.S. Soldiers and Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo