McChord Field

McChord Field

McChord Field

McChord Field, tucked away in the Pacific Northwest, maintains an understated presence. Yet this subdued outpost plays a vital role in major conflicts around the world. On July 3, 1940, McChord officially opened as a training base, developing bomber crews for aircraft such as B-17s, B-18s, B-25s, B26s, and even some of the Doolittle Raiders. Strategically located, McChord functioned as an aircraft modification center, producing P-39s, the Soviet Union’s most venerable aircraft, as well as a homeland defense center during World War II. The dawning of the Cold War expanded air defense operations with the newly formed Air Defense Command, receiving the P-61, followed by the F-86, F-102, F-106, and F-15. A global airlift hub using C-124s, C-141s, and C-17s, McChord has supported humanitarian, Antarctic, and wartime missions for America.

Military Facilities in Washington

Military Facilities in Washington

Military Facilities in Washington

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: McChord Field, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fairchild Air Force Base, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Paine Air National Guard Base, Naval Base Kitsap, Naval Station Everett, Mica Peak Air Force Station, Makah Air Force Station, Colville Air Force Station, Blaine Air Force Station, Naselle Air Force Station, Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, Naval Station Puget Sound, Othello Air Force Station, Yakima Training Center, Fort Lawton Air Force Station, Curlew Air Force Station, Silver Lake Air Warning Station, Camp Murray. Excerpt: Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) (IATA: TCM, ICAO: KTCM, FAA LID: TCM) is a United States military facility located 9.1 miles (14.6 km) south-southwest of Tacoma, Washington. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Army Joint Base Garrison, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The facility is an amalgamation of the United States Army Fort Lewis and the United States Air Force McChord Air Force Base which were merged on 1 February 2010. JBLM was established in accordance with congressional legislation implementing the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. The legislation ordered the consolidation of the three facilities which were adjoining, but separate military installations, into a single joint base - one of 12 joint bases formed in the United States as a result of the law. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is a training and mobilization center for all services and is the only Army power-projection platform west of the Rocky Mountains. Its key geographic location provides rapid access to the deep water ports of Tacoma, Olympia and Seattle for deploying equipment. Units can be deployed from McChord Field, and individuals and small groups can also use nearby Sea-Tac Airport. The strategic location of the base provides Air Force units with the ability to con...

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The Rip Chord

The Rip Chord

The Rip Chord