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Korean War vet's 'guardian angel'

There are many who believe there is no such thing as coincidence; things happen for a reason and people enter their lives for a purpose. If retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Ronald Price and Staff Sgt. Daniel Watkins, 627th Security Forces Squadron unit training manager, did not count themselves among those

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Team McChord takes to the skies

The 62nd Airlift Wing partnered with fellow mobility forces and the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division for a joint forcible entry exercise, Dec. 8-11, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The purpose of the exercise, which featured a record-breaking C-17 Globemaster III formation of 36 aircraft, was threefold: to practice taking operational control

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62nd APS lifts spirits

During what will likely be remembered as one of the fiercest hurricane seasons in a century, the Caribbean island of Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in mid-September as a Category 5 hurricane. In response, the 62nd Airlift Wing deployed members of the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron to

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Delivering aid from above

In the brief respite between Hurricanes Irma and Jose, members of the 62nd Airlift Wing were able to partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to deliver much-needed supplies to San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. "Friday (Sept. 8) at approximately 2:15 a.m., we

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Glimpse history with the "Greatest Generation"

As Aluminum Overcast, a 77-year-old B-17 Flying Fortress, roared to life on the tarmac at the Olympic Flight Museum, the cabin filled with smoke and the passengers, wearing smiles and snapping photos, filled with anticipation. Anticipation was not a foreign feeling aboard Aluminum Overcast. Decades before in the upheaval of WWII,

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McChord youth wins MYOY

Nyah Hall, dependent of Tech. Sgt. Quincy Hall, 62nd Operations Support Squadron loadmaster and a sophomore at Clover Park High School, spoke to an audience of distinguished guests about the impact the Boys and Girls Club has had on her life, and her vision for the youth of America in

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Team McChord gains new "Pilot for a Day"

Team McChord's newest pilot had a busy first day. "Pilot for a Day" participant, Stillen Rivera, along with his mother, sister and grandparents, tested out the emergency evacuation hanging harness and climbed to the top of the command tower; they got the chance to try out night vision goggles with the

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McChord power couple

The deal was sealed in 2012, when Tiffany unleashed a pick-up line so Air Force it would make Uncle Sam blush, and asked T.J. for help perfecting her 90-degree push-up form. "I had been a personnelist for twelve years when I received an order of retraining into logistics plans," Tiffany said.

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AFAS celebrates 75 years

According to the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) website, the charitable organization dates back to the beginning of American involvement in World War II when Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold, commanding general of the Army Air Forces, and his wife, Bee, turned the ideal of "airmen helping airmen" into a reality. "The

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