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"Pursuit of the 12th Man"

In a time where the Air Force maintainer shortage is at 4,000 fewer airmen than needed, any opportunity to save money and or manpower is more than welcomed, and the 62nd Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is doing just that. Maj. David Thompson, 62nd MXS commander, initiated a "Pursuit of

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627th CES finds their way with land nav

More than 50 members of the 627th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in a land navigation course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Feb. 16, as part of their annual training requirement. The group spent three hours in a classroom learning the basics of land navigation including map orientation and grid coordinates, prior to

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627th LRS keeps wing fueled for flight

The 627th Logistic Readiness Squadron Fuels flight provides fuel to the 48 C-17's at the 62nd Airlift Wing on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, but they do more than deliver the fuel to aircraft, they make missions possible. The fuels flight provides support to not only our aircraft, our government vehicles, civilian aircraft

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JBLM's Army leaders get McChord tour

To get a better understanding of what missions, units and capabilities their Air Force counterparts do on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Army senior leaders attended an Air Force orientation tour Feb. 9 on McChord Field. “This may be the first time we’ve had a brief like this,” said

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Program seeks to make lives better at McChord

The name of the office often times confuses people - the Employee Assistance Program does not offer resumé building or critiquing, nor do they help you find a job, there's a different office for that, but the EAP office does offer a selection of valuable services to Department of Defense

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Aerial Port uses X-ray vision capabilities

Air Force Passenger Terminal representatives from around the world met at the McChord Air Field Passenger Terminal for training led by the International Air Transport Association recently at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The 15 Airmen attended the training to update their outdated X-Ray training that helps them identify

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McChord hosts Mobility Guardian prep

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The 62nd Airlift Wing hosted more than 20 air crew members from Belgium, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Pakistan, Canada, Taiwan, Brazil and Australia Sept. 21, as part of Air Mobility Command's Mobility Guardian in progress review at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Mobility Guardian is AMC's next generation

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Puget Sound civic leaders fly to Alaska

Leadership from the 62nd Airlift Wing accompanied 27 civic leaders from the Puget Sound during its civic leader fly away tour to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Col. Leonard Kosinksi, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, flew the C-17 Globemaster III along with Capt. Brad Fisher, 62nd AW executive officer, to

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McChord airman receives Spirit of Service Award

If you have walked into the McChord Airman's Clinic at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, you may have been greeted by a 62nd Medical Squadron member with a contagious smile and amazing sense of humor. She's professional, charismatic, helpful and as genuine as one can be. Her name is Danita Welch, "like

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Overcoming challenges

"I'm not a deeply religious person, but I believe there is something or someone out there and whatever he or she is doing is guiding me, because it's going to help me see what I need to." These words from Robert Snyder, McChord Field Air Force Recovery Care Coordinator, ring true

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