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  • Holiday season arrives at McChord with annual Operation Turkey Drop

    It’s the beginning of the holiday season, which once again means it’s time for Operation Turkey Drop.Every year, members of the Air Force Association (AFA) McChord Field Chapter and the Pierce Military and Business Alliance (PMBA) donate hundreds of turkeys to Team McChord Airmen and their families.“We do it every year to help support junior Airmen
  • 62nd AW enables America’s I Corps’ communication capes

    U.S. Soldiers with I Corps set up and test a new, early entry command post concept aboard a C-17 Globemaster III while flying in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility during Exercise Rainier War 21B Nov. 9, 2021. I Corps deployment and redeployment efforts from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, included ensuring uninterrupted
  • 7th Airlift Squadron achieves proficiency training on assault landing zones in INDOPACOM

    Aircrew with the 7th Airlift Squadron execute proficiency training in a C-17 Globemaster III on an assault landing zone in Guam, Nov. 9, 2021, during Exercise Rainier War 21B. Rainier War 21B exercised and evaluated the 62nd Airlift Wing’s ability to employ the force and their ability to perform during wartime and contingency taskings in a
  • 62d AW executes specialized refueling operations during Exercise Rainier War

    U.S. Airmen with the 62d Airlift Wing train U.S. Airmen with the 36th Wing on specialized refueling operations on a C-17 Globemaster III at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 9, 2021, during Exercise Rainier War 21B. Specialized refueling allows an aircrew to quickly and efficiently deliver large amounts of fuel with minimal ground personnel
  • C-17 West Coast Demo Team concludes ‘best season yet’

    The C-17 West Coast Demonstration Team concluded its 2021 season with its 14th show at the Wings Over North Georgia Airshow in Rome, Georgia, Oct. 31.Since the beginning of the season in April, the C-17 Globemaster III Demo team, which consists of seven pilots and five loadmasters, has flown in 14 cities, conducted 26 aerial demonstrations and 42
  • 62d Airlift Wing provides global mobility for 14th Fighter Squadron

    U.S. Airmen load F-16 Fighting Falcon fuel tanks onto a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Rainier War 21B in Daegu, South Korea, Nov. 6, 2021. The 62nd Airlift Wing provided transport for the 14th Fighter Squadron from Daegu, South Korea, to Misawa Air Base, Japan. Rainier War is a semi-annual, large readiness exercise led by the 62nd Airlift
  • 62d AW displays global mobility capes in INDOPACOM

    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Dylan Bishop, left, a co-pilot with the 7th Airlift Squadron, and U.S. Air Force Maj. John Greenway fly a C-17 Globemaster III to Iwo Jima, Japan, during Exercise Rainier War 21B, Nov. 7, 2021. Rainier War 21B exercises and evaluates the 62nd Airlift Wing’s ability to employ the force and their ability to perform during
  • JBLM Airmen and Soldiers test HIRAIN capabilities in Ex Rainier War

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Keoni Gibson, 8th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, marshals a U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Rocket System (HIMARS) off a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Rainier War 21B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 6, 2021. Rainier War 21B exercises and evaluates the wing’s ability to employ the force and their ability
  • Exercise Rainier War showcases joint partnership

    The 62nd Airlift Wing conducted an airlift mission in support of Bravo Battery, 194th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade as part of Exercise Rainier War at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 6, 2021. The exercise is a semi-annual, large-scale readiness exercise designed to train Airmen under realistic scenarios that
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