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62nd Airlift Wing commander's call

McChord Field is about a legacy of excellence, innovation and respect," said Col. Leonard Kosinski, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, during his opening remarks at the Nov. 22 62nd AW commander's call conducted at the base theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  Kosinski talked about the 62nd AW missions and priorities, as well

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McChord proves mass vaccinations possible

Every year airmen are required to get vaccinated for the flu virus, but not every year do more than 1,200 airmen get vaccinated by one clinic, in one day. The 62nd Medical Squadron conducted a point of dispensing exercise Oct. 28, at McChord Field to practice providing mass vaccines to the

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Candle-light vigil

During a candle-light vigil in 2009 for slain Washington state police officers, Seattle Police Department Detective Carrie McNally was inspired to do something to bring the first responder community together in a positive way. This idea turned into the "Stand with Those Who Serve" annual public safety appreciation event conducted on

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62nd crew chiefs abroad

LIBERVILLE, Gabon Africa - When a C-17 Globemaster III aircrew takes off for a mission and plans on being in a location without proper maintenance support, they bring along a 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief to ensure the aircraft is taken care of. FCCs are a one-person maintenance crew

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62nd Airlift Wing in Africa

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (Africa) - Delivering a Global Response Force is something the airmen of the 62nd Airlift Wing practice regularly, but up until now that response force has never been brought to the African continent like it was for exercise Central Accord 2016. From June 10-24 in and around Libreville, Gabon,

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McChord's first shooting competition hits the mark

For the first time ever at McChord Field an M9 pistol Excellence-In-Competition event was sponsored by the 627th Security Forces Squadron June 2, 2016. The marksmanship competition open to all airmen, had 109 competitors and awarded badges to the top 10% of shooters. Although the EIC is a competition, that is not

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62nd AW participates in USASOC exercise

Starting at Pope Army Air Field, North Carolina, and ending at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing participated in a training exercise May 2-3 sponsored by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. The three 62nd AW aircrews flying C-17 Globemaster III aircraft assisted in inserting more

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McChord Maintenance Response Team ready on a moments notice

An inevitable part of flying any aircraft is that they will need maintenance at some point or another. One particular C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing needed that maintenance, when it broke down at North Island Naval Station, California, Feb. 16. A four-person Maintenance Recovery Team from McChord

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