NEWS

  • 62 AW airlifts COVID-19 patient to Texas

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The 62nd Airlift Wing’s quick action enabled a COVID-19 patient to be airlifted from JBLM to San Antonio Military Medical Center, Texas, March 31.The individual was a patient at Madigan Army Medical Center here. The individual was in severe respiratory distress and

  • 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

  • 62 AW Airmen transport much-needed food to almost 500,000 Hondurans

    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

  • 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