McCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — The Washington, D.C.-based Air Attach?© Corps visited three units at McChord AFB June 26, during a tour of western states. The attach?©s represented 32 countries from Algeria to Zambia, with climates ranging from Gabon to Norway.
At McChord, the air attach?©s made stops at the 62nd Airlift Wing, 446th Airlift Wing and the Western Air Defense Sector, a Washington Air National Guard (ANG) facility. Spouses traveling with the corps visited child care centers and other sites before all met at Hangar 4 to tour a C-17 aircraft.
Before arriving at McChord, the 83 travelers, including Air Force escorts, had visited the Portland ANG Base in Oregon and Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. The Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force (CVA), Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz escorted the group. He serves as the accrediting authority for all air attach?©s serving in Washington, D.C.
“The purpose of these visits is to promote better understanding between air forces in order to strengthen and further strategic partnerships,” said Lieutenant General Klotz, adding, “The attach?©s have been impressed with the enthusiasm and professionalism of our Airmen.”