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Keeping C-17's young

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - When people think of maintenance in the U.S. Air Force, they often picture an airman working directly on an aircraft. However, many jobs within the maintenance career field have different ways they contribute to the mission of keeping jets in the air. The 62nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace

All-female flight

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All-female flight

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - With March being Women's History Month, it is important to recognize how the role of women in the military has dramatically changed over the years. During the 18th and 19th centuries, women were confined to serving as cooks, seamstresses and nurses. The formation of the Women's

446th OG receives new leader

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446th OG receives new leader

U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Lankford, left, 62nd Operations Group commander, presents the 4th Airlift Squadron guidon to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ellen Canup, incoming 4th AS commander, during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, March 4, 2021. Canup is the 56th commander to lead the

Operation cookie drop

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Operation cookie drop

Maj. Jennifer Arce, Operation Cookie Drop co-organizer and 62nd Medical Squadron flight medicine nurse, and other volunteers box up cookies during Operation Cookie Drop Dec. 9, 2020, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The operation received more than 1,000 dozen cookies, which exceeded the goal of 700 dozen cookies for dorm resident

JBLM airmen fly airshow

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JBLM airmen fly airshow

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Peaking out behind white fluffy clouds, the sun shone down on the crowd of excited beachgoers enjoying the strong breeze rippling across the ocean waves. Heads began to turn and eyes searched the horizon as the sound of four turbofan jet engines could be heard over

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

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