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  • 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.

  • 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

  • Spirit of McChord: Staff Sgt. Kristopher Minter

    The values of our Airmen are fundamental to the Spirit of McChord. For the 62d Aerial Port Squadron, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kristopher Minter embodies the honesty, determination and appreciation that Team McChord runs on.“I've known Staff Sgt. Minter for a while now, we met at my previous

  • Exercise Rainier War 22B: setting the standard for AMC’s certifying events

    As Exercise Rainier War 22B comes to a close, Team McChord reflects on the groundbreaking firsts that help set the standard for Air Mobility Command’s certifying events. Through this exercise, Airmen championed innovative ideas to execute an Integrated Combat Turn: the rapid re-arming and refueling

  • 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,

  • The Faces of Rainier War

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Christopher Williston, a pilot with the 7th Airlift Squadron, participates in Exercise Rainier War 22B at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Oct. 20, 2022. Rainier War is the 62d Airlift Wing’s most expansive exercise, where they deploy as the lead wing and provide command and control

  • 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