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OUR HISTORY

 
62d MAW/AW & 446th MAW/AW
AIRLIFT RODEO AWARDS(1980-PRESENT) 
 
62d Airlift Wing is pictured celebrating after capturing overall honors at the 2009 Rodeo.
 
 

No matter the name of the USAF's airlift competition, units based at McChord have fared very well over the many years since the first competition named "CARP Rodeo" in 1961. In the second CARP rodeo, it was the 62d Air Transport Wing taking the top honors as Overall Champion in 1963.

 

Since the resurgence of the Air Force wide airlift competition with the "Volant Rodeo" in 1979, teams from 62d and 446th Military Airlift Wings have performed at a high level capturing many trophies in the C-141 StarLifters and C-130 Hercules. McChordís Reserve unit, the 446th MAW has won the C-141 Top Team award three times since 1979, and in 1986 won all C-141 trophies awarded in the last "Volant Rodeo". In the first "Air Mobility Rodeo" 1992, the 446th was name as the top Team in that year's competition.

 

At the twilight of the C-141 era, the 62d Airlift Wing won the C-141 Top Team Trophy in 1998 Rodeo Competition. In the midst of conversion, the 62d & the 446th sent four teams to the 2000 Rodeo, one each for the C-141 and the C-17. The 2000 rodeo was the last for Americas long serving airlift backbone, the C-141 StarLifter, the 446th AW would be crowned as the last Top C-141 Team in a USAF Airlift Rodeo.

 

Since competing in their first Rodeo in the C-17 in 2000, the 62d & 446th Air Lift Wings have been considered one of the more formidable foes in Rodeo. Both Wings have captured many of the rodeo's top awards in their Globemasters, including Top C-17 Team (446th AW) in 2005, and the top award in the competition, the Top Mobility Team (62d AW) in 2009.

 

 
 
  1980  
  C-141 ERO 62 MAW  
 
  1983  
  C-130 MAINTENANCE 62 MAW  
  joint Inspection 62 MAW  
 
  1985  
  C-141 ERO 446 MAW  
  Combat Control Team 62 MAW  
 
  1986  
  C-141 ERO 62 MAW  
 
  1989  
  C-141 AIRCREW 446 MAW  
  C-141 MAINTENANCE 446 MAW  
  C-141 ERO 446 MAW  
 
  1990  
  C-141 AIRCREW 446 MAW  
  C-141 MAINTENANCE 62 MAW  
 
  1992  
  TOP MOBILITY Wing 446 AW  
 
  1993  
  TOP C-141  WING 446 AW  
  C-141 AIRCREW 446 AW  
  C-141 MAINTENANCE 446 AW  
 
  1994  
  TOP Aerial Port Team 62 AW  
  C-141 AIRCREW 446 AW  
 
  1995  
  C-141 AIRCREW 446 AW  
 
  1998  
  TOP C-141 WING 62 AW  
  C-141 MAINTENANCE 446 AW  
  Security Police  446 AW  
 
2000
  TOP C-141 WING 446 AW  
  2005  
  TOP C-17 WING 446 AW  
  TOP AERIAL PORT 62 AW  
  C-17 AIRCREW 446 AW  
  C-17 PREFLIGHT 446 AW  
  C-17 AIR REFUELING 446 AW  
  C-17 AIRDROP 446 AW  
  C-17 ENGINE RUNNING OFFLOAD (ERO) 446 AW  
  C-17 MAINTENANCE 62 AW  
  INTRANSIT VISIBILITY 62 AW  
  SF COMBAT TACTICS 62 AW  
  2007  
TOP Aeromedical Evacuation TEAM 446 AW
  TOP SECURITY FORCES TEAM 62 AW  
  C-17 PREFLIGHT 446 AW  
 
  2009  
  TOP Air Mobility Team 62 AW  
  TOP C-17 Team 62 AW  
  TOP Airdrop Team 62 AW  
  TOP Security Forces TEAM 446 AW  
  C-17 Aircrew   62 AW  
C-17 Low-level Airdrop Crew  62 AW
  C-17 Post-flight  62 AW  
  C-17 MAINTENANCE 446 AW  
  Joint Inspection 62 AW  
  Aerial Port Challenge Course 62 AW  
  Fit-to-Fight TEAM 446 AW  
 
  2011  
  TOP Aerial Port team 62 AW / 627 ABG  
  TOP AEROMEDICAL EVAC TEAM 446 AW  
  C-17 PREFLIGHT 62 AW / 627 ABG  
  C-17 ENGINE RUNNING OFFLOAD (ERO) 446 AW  
  TOP C-17 INTRANSIT VISIBILITY 62 AW / 627 ABG  
  TOP COMBAT WEAPONS TEAM 446 AW  
Aeromedical Evacuation Contingency Team 446 AW
 
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