McChord Air Force Base

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JBLM McChord Field (IATA: TCMICAO: KTCMFAA LID: TCM) is a United States Air Force base in Pierce County, Washington, United States. It was formerly named McChord Air Force Base and is now part of the larger Joint Base Lewis-McChord. It is located adjacent to Lakewood, about one mile south of Tacoma and 40 miles south of Seattle. It was named in honor of Colonel William Caldwell McChord, former Chief of the Training and Operations Division in HQ Army Air Corps. Much of the base is a census-designated place (CDP), which had a population of 4,096 at the 2000 census. Its primary mission is military airlift and is assigned to Air Mobility Command.

The McChord Field Historic District was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 2008.



McChord is home to a wide variety of units and missions. The 62nd Airlift Wing is the active duty host wing on McChord. The 62nd Airlift Wing is joined by its Reserve partner the 446th Airlift Wing. Together, the two wings fly 50 C-17 Globemaster IIIs to provide combat airlift for America.

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