• Annual Operation Turkey Drop

    Members of the 446th Airlift Wing Military and Family Readiness and the 446th Force Support Squadron, alongside members of the 334th Chapter of the Air Force Association, stand together for a photo during Operation Turkey Drop, Nov. 3, 2023, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. 80 frozen turkeys

  • Martin Luther King Singers: A gospel choir’s legacy on JBLM

    When Anitra Reed was sharing her childhood story to a friend in northern Virginia recently, she could not help but remember her formative years spent on former Fort Lewis in the 1970s. Especially the time she spent here as part of a gospel choir community who left an indelible mark in the Pacific

  • Fourth Air Force leaders visits Rainier Wing

    Senior Master Sgt. Jayson Householder, 446th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight chief, describes the functions of the innovative tools the squadron produces to Maj. Gen. Jeffery T. Pennington, 4th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Cynthia Villa, 4th Air Force command chief, July 10,

  • Operation Turkey Drop: mission accomplished

    Once again Operation Turkey Drop spreads holiday spirit to service members, fostering a Thanksgiving season they will never forget.Every year, the Air Force Association (AFA) McChord Field Chapter and the Pierce Military and Business Alliance (PMBA), round up their volunteer troops to donate turkeys

  • Domestic violence: An epidemic within a pandemic

    According to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence (NCADV), it is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes

  • McChord receives Travis C-17’s due to wildfires

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord is expected to receive C-17 Globemaster IIIs and supporting personnel from Travis Air Force Base, California, in an effort to relocate aircraft from the ongoing Northern California wildfires.

  • Fit to Feed: 446th FSS preps expeditionary kitchen

    At 7 a.m. sharp, with hard hats and gloves, 18 Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 446th Force Support Squadron tested their capability to set up an expeditionary kitchen during a training exercise here, August 13.Master Sgt. Anthony L. Terry, the 446th Force Support Squadron fitness noncommissioned

  • Palmer retires after 25 years

    The morning bell rings, the energy in the classroom buzzes in the air like static electricity. Everyone in the 8th grade earth science class knows what will be in today’s lesson. Today they are discussing our planetary system.In this class is a girl who dreams of seeing the stars as an astronaut.

  • 446th AMXS maintains combat readiness through resiliency

    For 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintainers, readiness means being confident and proficient in their area of responsibility. Typically, the maintainers perform temporary duty travel and enroute flights to receive real world, hands-on training during annual tour, said Maj. Naomi Ballard, a

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tropic Halo 2019

    Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) during combined training exercise Tropic Halo 2019.

  • Unlocking potential with Key Spouse Program

    The Air Force key spouse program is an official Air Force family readiness program put in place at the unit level to enhance readiness, promote resiliency, and establish a sense of Air Force community for Airmen and their families. The key spouse program is mainly for deployed members’ families and

  • 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