NEWS

  • Dover operations work through snow

    A snow-covered C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, sits on the flight line at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Feb. 11, 2021. As snow fell, the base continued normal operations and prepared for additional winter weather. (U.S. Air Force

  • 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

  • 62nd MXS improves efficiency through unit innovation

    Airmen and leadership of the 62nd Maintenance Squadron (62nd MXS) here integrated a new schedule and framework for conducting home station checks (HSCs), March 24.When the 62nd Airlift Wing changed to mission-essential manning to limit the spread of COVID-19, some people stopped physically coming

  • 57th WPS continues C-17 Weapons Instructor Course at JBLM

    Instructors from the 57th Weapons Squadron (57 WPS) and seven students in the C-17 Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) and Advanced Instructor Course (AIC) participated in an aeromedical evacuation exercise April 23 at the Yakima Training Center (YTC), Washington.This exercise was a part of the course’s

  • 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

  • 62nd OSS produces masks to reduce spread of COVID-19

    With Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s recent guidance regarding the wear of face masks, the 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, needed to a find a way to quickly produce masks for mission-essential personnel who are continuously working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.Airmen

  • Child care app wins AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo

    An idea to centralize and streamline the subletting of short-term slots at military child development centers won the 2020 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo Feb. 7 in San Antonio.

  • 5th ASOS hosts first TACP officer candidate course at JBLM

    The tactical air control party (TACP) Officer Phase Two (TOPT) assessment was held for the first time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington, August 24 – 30.The TOPT assessment evaluates a candidate’s potential to be successful at the TACP schoolhouse and as an officer in the TACP

  • 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

  • Total Force medical team transports Sailor home

    When a 34-year-old Navy sailor suffered multiple traumatic injuries during a mission in Syria, a Total Force team of medical professionals and Mobility Airmen sprung into action, intent on saving the life of a fellow service member.The sailor suffered injuries while performing improvised explosive