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  • Air Force Honor Guard visits Team McChord

    Honor Guardsmen from Beale Air Force Base, California, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, and Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, traveled to JBLM to train with the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team from Joint Base Anacostia-Boiling, Washington D.C.

  • 62d AW impacts future generations through AIM

    Students from Stafford Elementary School, Tacoma, participate in an Aviation Inspiration and Mentorship (AIM) tour at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Jan. 17, 2023. AIM is a community outreach program that is designed to inform, influence and inspire the next generation of Air Force aviators.

  • 4th AS Airman awarded prestigious enlisted award

    In September of 2022, Senior Airman Austin Andrews, 4th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, received the Staff Sgt. Henry E. “Red” Erwin Outstanding Enlisted Aircrew Member of the Year award.This award is given to one flight engineer, loadmaster, air surveillance operator or other related career field each

  • Team McChord Airmen return from deployment

    U.S. Airmen reunite with family and friends after returning from a deployment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Jan. 3, 2023. Nearly two-dozen Team McChord Airmen with the 8th Airlift Squadron reunited with their loved ones after being deployed for several months.

  • 62d AW Airmen awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for Afghanistan efforts

    Hundreds of Airmen, friends and family members gathered as U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Randall Reed, deputy commander of Air Mobility Command, recognized four Mobility Warfighters for their extraordinary aerial achievements during Operation ALLIES REFUGE with the Distinguished Flying Cross at Joint Base

  • Team McChord remembers: 30th anniversary of C-141 collision

    A sea of Airmen, past and present, gathered for a remembrance ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 30, 2022.The ceremony was held to commemorate the 13 Airmen who paid the ultimate sacrifice when two C-141B Starlifters collided during routine training.“Today, we solemnly remember

  • Thirteen Lost

    A few years ago, I visited a fellow Air Force historian and commented on the photos of service members he had tacked to his bulletin board. “Who are they?” I asked somewhat naïve. “Those,” he said as he pointed to one side of the board, “are Airmen from my wing who lost their lives in combat.