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Tower team averts incident

The 62nd Operations Support Squadron air traffic control tower at McChord Field responded quickly to prevent an aircraft incident April 11 on the McChord runway, when a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion seemingly lost all radio communications with them. The P-3 was on the active runway preparing to depart when they were

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TACP airmen hold annual memorial run

Master Sgt. Shawn Leonard, 5th Air Support Operations Squadron operations superintendent, said in total they raised approximately $6,000 at this year's event. "Each year the TACP community holds an annual 24-hour run to honor their fallen brothers and sisters in arms and to help raise money for their nonprofit organization run

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Flares and munitions - 62nd MXS ammo

In a warehouse located on the 62nd Maintenance Squadron ammunitions grounds on McChord Field is the conventional maintenance production flight, which is responsible for maintaining all of the flares and ammo for Team McChord at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Staff Sgt. Chad Warner, 62nd Maintenance Squadron conventional maintenance production superintendent, helps maintain

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100 sorties a day

A group of seven Mobility Guardian planners have been working tirelessly to coordinate the 100 sorties a day that will be flying out of McChord Field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord during this summer's projected Air Mobility Command Mobility Guardian exercise. Maj. Sean McConville, 62nd Airlift Wing Mobility Guardian air planner and

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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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