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  • Col. David Fazenbaker takes the helm of 62 AW

    Hundreds of family, friends and members of Team McChord gathered together in person and virtually to welcome the new commander of the 62nd Airlift Wing during a change of command ceremony June 15, 2021, here.Maj. Gen. Kenneth T. Bibb Jr., 18th Air Force commander, introduced Col. David Fazenbaker as the newest commander of the 62nd AW.“[Col.
  • C-17 West Coast Demo Team flies with precision, purpose

    The roar of four turbofan engines fills the cargo bay and flight deck of a C-17 Globemaster III while it flies about 1,500 feet in the warm, clear skies above Miami Beach. Four experienced pilots are focused on staying safe while conducting an aerial demonstration for their audience on the sand and in the water below them, but it is not hard to do
  • 62nd OG receives new commander

    U.S. Air Force Col. Erin Staine-Pyne, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, presents the 62nd Operations Group guidon to Col. Sergio E. Anaya, the new 62nd OG commander, during the group’s assumption of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, June 7, 2021. As the 62nd OG commander, Anaya ensures the combat readiness of three C-17A
  • Airmen Experience Orientation Flight

    Team McChord Airmen board a C-17 Globemaster III as part of Airmen Experience at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, June 2, 2021. As part of the Airmen Experience, Airmen receive a briefing about the Team McChord mission, tour different units as well as participate in an orientation flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Callie
  • It costs nothing to be kind; 627 CES Airman exemplifies core values in more ways than one

    For many, living life based on the Air Force’s core values of integrity first, excellence in all we do and service before self, comes as second nature once transitioning from the civilian world to the military. But for some, extending a helping hand and saying a kind word has been in their DNA since before they could even tie their shoes.On several
  • Joint Operations at its finest

    62nd Operations Support Squadron survive, evade, resist, and escape specialists hosted an evasion exercise for U.S. Army Alpha Company 2-158, 2nd Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment where they practiced evasion living utilizing fire, shelter and camouflage paint. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Callie Norton)
  • Master Sergeant Selectees Released

    Congratulations to the following Team McChord master sergeant selects! Your hard work and dedication to the mission, your Wingmen and your Airmen has earned you this promotion and we are honored to work alongside you each day. 62nd Airlift WingJoanna Moore 62nd Aerial Port SquadronJason Swegle 62nd Aircraft Maintenance SquadronMichael CapelleBrian
  • 62 MXS shop ushers in a new AGE of innovation

    How do you track hundreds of pieces of equipment dispersed around the world?The 62nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment shop here began installing GPS trackers on their equipment in late April 2021. The shop is now able to track approximately 220 of their 420 assets globally.Prior to this, AGE Airmen manually tracked each piece of
  • 5th ASOS fires on all cylinders during Yakima FTX

    The 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, conducted a week-long field training exercise here, April 26-30, 2021.The exercise was an all-encompassing training to become more proficient in infiltration and exfiltration, small arms marksmanship, heavy weapons utilization, small unit tactics, and
  • Rainier War demonstrates Air Force-Army joint partnership

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Rainier War tests the 62nd Airlift Wing's capability to plan, generate and execute a deployment tasking, sustain contingency operations, demonstrate full spectrum readiness while executing agile combat employment in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment.
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