62nd Airlift Wing

Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA 98433
United States

The 62nd AW ensures the readiness of more than 2,400 active duty military and civilian personnel, along with 48 permanently assigned C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to support worldwide combat and humanitarian airlift and airdrop operations. As the provider of the Prime Nuclear Airlift Forces, the 62 AW is the only wing in the Department of Defense tasked to airlift nuclear and nuclear-related cargo. In addition, the 62 AW serves as the primary active-duty wing in support of Operation Deep Freeze, partnering with Reserve, Guard, and civilian agencies to provide airlift support for the National Science Foundation’s U.S. Antarctic Program. The wing also provides mission support to the 446th Airlift Wing.