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Percival takes command of 627 ABG

Col. William Percival assumed command of the 627th Air Base Group, from the unit's outgoing commander, Col. Will Phillips, during a change of command ceremony conducted May 24 at Joint Base Lewis McChord. Maj. Gen. Christopher Bence, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, hosted the ceremony for the 627th ABG. "What an

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Chef's journey to success

What do Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse and Rachael Ray all have in common with Derek Torrence? Like Torrence, they are all professional chefs. Torrence may not have the million-dollar television contract, but he does cook delicious and healthy food for members of the Armed Forces. Derek Torrence, McChord Club executive chef,

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USO Shali Center continues support for troops

Since 1941, the United Service Organizations (USO) has kept military men and women connected to their families, homes and country no matter where they are, or under what conditions they serve. The USO Northwest has been servicing the surrounding area since 1966 and continues to serve the men and women of

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Maintaining a safe and operational airfield

A runway incursion is considered as any unauthorized presence of an aircraft, vehicle or person on the safety protected area of a surface designated for the landing and take-off of aircraft, according to Airfield Management. Here at McChord Field, the 62nd Operations Support Squadron airfield management section is the go-to office

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McChord flight kitchen

Members of Team McChord never have to worry about missing a meal because the 627th Force Support Squadron flight kitchen is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing boxed meals at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The flight kitchen prepares boxed meals that are available to flight crews, dorm residents,

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ATOC keeps the mission moving

Whether its cargo, passengers, military aircraft, or transient aircraft the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron Air Terminal Operation Center has a hand on every aircraft that lands on McChord Field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. ATOC coordinates all outside requests for agency support and information and distributes them to the different sections throughout

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Third Lunch at McChord

Members of Team McChord gathered for the third Lunch and Leadership Lecture, hosted by the 62nd Airlift Wing commander's action group Feb. 3 at the McChord Chapel Support Center, McChord Field. The series of lectures are open to all Team McChord personnel interested in leadership related topics. This month's Lunch and Leadership

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2016 Team McChord annual award winners

Congratulations to the following members of Team McChord who were named the 2016 Team McChord Annual Award recipients.Key SpouseMrs. Rachel Deaton, 62nd Maintenance GroupCivilian Category IMr. Brandon Mudrey, 62nd Maintenance GroupCivilian Category IIAMr. Lowell Mooney, Jr, 62nd Operations GroupCivilian Category IIBMr. Mathew Zubrod, 62nd Maintenance Group AirmanSenior Airman Brandon Reed, 62nd

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Airmen simulate safety

For C-17 Globemaster III pilots, training in the aircraft is ideal, but most of their training is performed on the ground in one of four C-17 simulators located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. McChord C-17 pilots maintain current and ready for any mission at a moments notice by conducting recurring training throughout

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373rd TRS provide world-class training

Teaching is something every instructor and supervisor in the 373rd Training Squadron, Detachment 12, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, takes very seriously as they provide world-class aircraft maintenance training to meet the evolving expeditionary mission requirements of the C-17 Globemaster III community. The 373rd TRS is part of the Air Education and Training

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