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  • Operation Deep Freeze kicks off 2021-2022 main season

    The U.S. military kicked off the 2021-2022 season of Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), when a team of Airmen from the 446th and 62nd Airlift Wings departed for Christchurch, New Zealand, this September.
  • 446th AW supports Travis AFB Airmen following evacuation

    Reserve Citizen Airmen assigned to the 446th Force Support Squadron here provided meals to Travis Air Force Base Airmen evacuated due to devastating wildfires Aug. 19, 2020.Joint Base Lewis-McChord received Travis AFB C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and support personnel in the late and early hours, following the LNU Lightning Complex Fire near
  • ODF missions to bring life-sustaining supplies to Antarctica while keeping it COVID-free

    A team of 30 Airmen departed here to start a two-week quarantine period in Christchurch, New Zealand, Aug. 5, before conducting missions delivering supplies to McMurdo Station in Antarctica. The 304th Expeditionary Air Squadron (EAS) is a deployed unit made up of Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing, 446th Airlift Wing and one supply troop from the
  • Exercise Rainier War 2020 provides team-wide training opportunities

    Exercise Rainier War 2020 was conducted at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. from Aug 3 - 7, 2020. The purpose of Rainier War is to exercise and evaluate the ability to plan, generate, and execute an airlift tasking, to sustain contingency operations, and demonstrate limited elements of full spectrum readiness (FSR) while in a contested and degraded
  • 62nd AW helps test improvements to combat airlift capabilities

    The 62nd Operations Support Squadron (62nd OSS) and 57th Weapons Squadron from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington, and the 437th Airlift Wing (AW) from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, in conjunction with Air Mobility Command (AMC), tested an updated dynamic re-tasking capability (DRC) system during a weapons instructor course joint
  • 62nd MDS tracks spread of COVID-19 for Team McChord

    Airmen at the 62nd Medical Squadron on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, have been conducting contact tracing for COVID-19 since they were made aware of the first potential case of the disease, Feb. 28.Contact tracing is a process that identifies and monitors individuals who may have had contact with an infectious person as a means of
  • Congressional commission gathers McChord mishap data

    The National Commission on Military Aviation Safety (NCMAS) visited the 62nd Airlift Wing (AW) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 7, 2020, as part of their review of military aviation mishaps occurring in the last five years to reveal and analyze trends, identify shortcomings and highlight best practices.The purpose and goal of the NCMAS is to
  • McChord Chief Master Sgt. Selects for 2019

    Congratulations to Team McChord's newest chief master sergeant selects!Read the full captions to hear what it means to them to have been selected for this promotion to the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force and some advice that helped them to get where they are today. 
  • Speakers share stories of strength, resiliency at TEDxJBLM

    Nine speakers shared their personal stories of leadership, self-improvement and resiliency during the first-ever TEDx speaking event here, Nov. 1.  “My suffering as someone with an autoimmune disease and as a military spouse is what led me to go to the next level and try to empower others with it,” Katie Madison, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron and U.S.
  • AMC leadership visits JBLM, drives home message of readiness, innovation

    Gen. Maryanne Miller, commander of Air Mobility Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, AMC command chief, saw first-hand what makes Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, the global-reaching airlift power that it is during their visit here, June 24-27.Team McChord Airmen showcased their units’ humanitarian airlift and airdrop capabilities,
  • Secretary of Defense visits JBLM

    On a two-day visit to the Pacific Northwest, the 25th Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, took a day to visit with the service members of the Puget Sound here, March 4.The secretary started his day with seeing a C-17 Globemaster III static, a 22nd Special Tactics Squadron and 1st Air Special Operations Group static, a Stryker vehicle, a High Mobility
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