62nd Operations Support Squadron

 

62nd OSS unit patch

 

Welcome to the 62nd Operations Support Squadron page. The 62nd OSS support the 62nd Airlift Wing's active duty C-7 flying squadrons 24/7. The diverse functions within the 62nd OSS include Weather, Aircrew Flight Equipment, Airfield Operations, Intelligence, Current Operations, Readiness, Aircrew Training and Combat Tactics. The OSS also provides administrative and staff support to the 62nd Operations Group and Wing Commander.

History

The 62nd Operations Support Squadron was originally constituted as the 62nd Airdrome Squadron on 25 January 1943 and activated on 1 February 1943 at Harvard Army Air Base Neb. On 31 March 1943, the squadron was transferred to Alamogordo, N.M. It was redesignated the 62nd Airdrome Squadron (Special) on 16 April 1943 and, on 8 May 1943, it was transferred back to Harvard AAB. On 28 July 1943, the squadron was moved to Topeka Army Air Base Kan. Its short history ended there when it was disbanded on 1 April 1944.

On 1 December 1991, a result of the Air Force's Objective Wing Structure, the squadron was reconstituted and redesignated the 62nd Operations Support Squadron and activated at McChord Air Force Base, Wash. This new structure combined numerous support agencies into one squadron whose mission is to integrate training, planning, and operations support for McChord Field's four active C-17 squadrons, the 446th Airlift Wing, and the Western Air Defense Sector.

Distinguished Events

OPERATIONS
Desert Storm
Desert Shield
Noble Eagle
Enduring Freedom
Iraqi Freedom
New Dawn

AWARDS
Air Mobility Command Air Traffic control Tower Facility (1994)
AMC Outstanding Weather Readiness Unit (1994)
AMC Outstanding Weather Station (1994)
AMC Outstanding Weather Station (1995)
Federal Aviation Administration "Best Military Tower in the World" (1995)
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (1996)
AMC Outstanding Weather Station (1996)
Outstanding Weather Station Williams Award (1997)
U.S. Air Force Grimes Award for Outstanding Weather Flight (2000)
AMC Active Duty Intelligence Unit of the Year (2000)
Outstanding AMC Operations Support Squadron (2002)

Biography

Lt Col Thackaberry official photo with American flag

Lt. Col. Christopher Thackaberry

Commander, 62nd Operations Support Squadron

Contacts us

100 Col. Joe Jackson Blvd. 
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98438

Comm: (253) 982-3264

Service hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.