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62nd APS airmen conduct new COVID-19 screening at SeaTac

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62nd APS airmen conduct new COVID-19 screening at SeaTac

Every single wing, squadron and unit in the U.S. Air Force has felt the effects of COVID-19 in one form or another. Airmen assigned to the 62nd Aerial Port Squadron (APS) unit operating out of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) Air Mobility Command (AMC) Passenger Terminal have implemented a new

Maintenance airmen play vital role

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Maintenance airmen play vital role

(Photo: Staff Sgt. Christopher Bowen, 62nd Maintenance Squadron (MXS) hydraulics technician, right, and Airman 1st Class Ian Cernetich, 62nd MXS hydraulics apprentice, open the panel covering the engine of a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Lewis-McChord April 14.) The World Health Organization declared a public health emergency of international concern

627th SFS attack their mission at JBLM

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627th SFS attack their mission at JBLM

(Photo: Staff Sgt. Mark Soltero, 627th Security Forces Squadron base defense operations center (BDOC) controller, responds to a transmission pertaining to flight line security at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Dec. 4, 2019. Soltero and other BDOC airmen monitor communications and video surveillance to make sure the flight line on McChord Field

62 AW airmen transport much needed food

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62 AW airmen transport much needed food

Millions of people in every corner of the world lack basic supplies for food, water and education. In an effort to mitigate some of these issues, the Department of Defense created the Denton Cargo Program, which allows the U.S. Air Force to deliver privately donated humanitarian cargo on a space-available

CPI program innovates

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CPI program innovates

(Photo: Tech. Sgt. Trier Stewart, 627th Air Base Group executive assistant, writes a problem statement during the 62nd Airlift Wing Manpower’s Practical Problem Solving Model class at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sept. 20.) Innovation, cost effectiveness and time saving can come in many shapes and sizes in the Air Force. At McChord

Year of the Defender

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Year of the Defender

Photo: A Warrior Training Alliance instructor explains to 627th Security Forces Squadron airmen the process for training with a simulator that puts the defenders through various scenarios to test them on use of force and other tactics at Joint Base Lewis-McChord April 30. Security forces is the largest enlisted career field

2018 Team McChord Annual Awards

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2018 Team McChord Annual Awards

Team McChord announced the 2018 Annual Award winners during the Team McChord Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 22 at the McChord Club on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Officer and enlisted servicemembers, civilians, spouses and teams were honored as the best of the best in 15 different categories during the ceremony. "It's a real privilege

McChord Field deals with winter blast

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McChord Field deals with winter blast

Low clouds and a light fog shroud the flightline as the airmen wait indoors for their schedule for the day. It's a brisk, cold morning promising ice on the aircrafts blanketed in the mist. For aircrews, ice or snow on their jet can prove to be a major hazard, and before

A blessed deployment

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A blessed deployment

Leaving for or returning from a deployment can challenge the resiliency of 62nd Airlift Wing airmen. They have to say goodbye to their families and friends and be apart from them for a considerable amount of time. Then, when they return, they could have undergone times of great stress during

Airman first in half century

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Airman first in half century

Editor's Note: This article is Part I of a series highlighting unique opportunities available to servicemembers as a result of joint basing. The U.S. Air Force's Security Forces has a long history dating back to World War II. Since 1942, the team we used to identify as the Army Air Forces

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