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Airmen set sights on excellence in competition

Team McChord airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord put their marksmen skills to the test May 29-30 during the Elementary Level Rifle Excellence Competition at JBLM. The competition was hosted by the 627th Security Forces Squadron combat arms section to provide an opportunity for airmen to compete for the U.S. Air Force

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37 years after crash at McChord

Nearly 37 years after the crash of an aircraft approaching McChord Field, an aviation archeologist discovered remnants of the crashed jet. David Trojan, an aviation archeologist came across various pieces of Capt. Mark Van Stone's downed Convair F-106A Delta Dart jet fighter after examining the crash site May 3 on

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McChord testing center develops airmen

From multiple choice promotion exams to simulated flight test, the McChord testing center administers all force development official tests to airmen on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  The testing center is responsible for ensuring continuity of official test material and to ensure airmen receive standardized testing for promotion, professional military education, upgrade training

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Prepping for Mobility Guardian 2017

For the first time ever at McChord Field, an A-400M Royal Air Force Aircraft was parked on the McChord flightline for international operations. Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team along with 62nd Airlift Wing members worked with members from the RAF to load a Stryker combat vehicle onto

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20/20: the Air Force standard

Three airmen at the McChord Field Optometry Clinic are responsible for more than 4,000 airmen stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The clinic provides Team McChord airmen with annual eye exams, pre-operation and post-operation eye care, and diagnosing and treating eye infections. "Our mission is to support the flying community as well

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Team McChord airmen honor WWII veterans

More than 60 servicemembers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the local area honored veterans participating in the Puget Sound Honor Flight, April 24, at SeaTac Airport. The veterans were welcomed home after returning from their trip to Washington, D.C. to see monuments built in their honor, such as the World War

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New 62nd OG commander

Airmen of the 62nd Operations Group said farewell to their commander and saluted their new commander for the first time at a change-of-command ceremony May 1 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. During the ceremony, Col. Mark Fuhrmann took command from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Brian Smith. "We are celebrating the change of

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Local business executive speaks at McChord's Lunch and Learn

This month, McChord's Lunch and Learn session featured a local business leader as the guest speaker. Devin Craig, Jimmy John's director of operations and 4th Airlift Squadron honorary commander, provided in-depth leadership advice from an experienced business viewpoint April 7 at the McChord Chapel Support Center. The title of this month's

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A C-17 first for McChord

Team McChord airmen recently performed an uncommon maintenance action to a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flight control as maintainers from the 62nd Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord changed out a faulty C-17 flap April 6.  The 2,200-pound flap replaced a faulty flap and is the first flap change to ever

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McChord crew chiefs

C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on McChord Field cannot takeoff without the help of the 62nd Maintenance Group crew chiefs. A jack of all trades and a generalist in aircraft maintenance, crew chiefs are responsible for maintaining all of the 48 C-17s assigned to McChord. "We are the first line of defense

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