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Airman 1st Class Conner O’Connell, 93rd Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, explains how a KC-135 Stratotanker boom works to Marcus Morgan, Reardon School District superintendent, during an orientation flight at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, July 18, 2018. This year marks the 60th year the KC-135 has been at Fairchild Air Force Base. With nearly 155 KC-135s assigned to active-duty and more than 170 assigned to the Air National Guard, Fairchild’s 44 birds make it the largest tanker fleet in the world. Spokane-area school district superintendents experience Rapid Global Mobility
Team Fairchild hosted Spokane-area school district superintendents to experience and learn about the 92nd Air Refueling Wing mission first-hand July 18.
0 7/20
2018
(Courtesy Photo) ORC gets Airmen outdoors
The Outdoor Recreation Center is a non-appropriated funds operation that utilizes the Recharge for Resilience program, designed to reduce the prices of outdoor activities for active duty servicemembers and their immediate dependents.
0 7/17
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William Mace, 92nd Medical Support Squadron medical material manager, rides his motorcycle during the Motorcycle Expo April 7, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Currently, Fairchild has a riding population of more than 150 riders, and everyone is required to follow the same guidelines and wear the proper equipment when riding on base, and military motorcyclists must follow the same rules off base, as well. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Bourgeous) Stay alive to enjoy the ride: free motorcycle safety class
Team Fairchild 92nd Air Refueling Wing safety officials are providing a free intermediate motorcycle safety class scheduled to inform and train Airmen on current policies at 8 a.m., at the installation motorcycle range July 26. The intermediate motorcycle safety class is being held to mitigate risks as motorcycle riding continues to be a leading cause of fatal mishaps for Airmen.
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Member of the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Kids’ Garden Club waters the rows of produce July 09, 2018 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Each family rotates on a weekly cycle, bringing their kids to grow, learn and make memories throughout the process. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine) Growing produce to grow in community
Military families from the 336th Training Group teamed together in the month of May, to transform unkept plots, overgrown by weeds, into the foundation of the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Kids’ Garden Club. With the intention to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as a community with each other, the SERE Kids’ Garden Club has grown to include ten SERE families, all sharing in the tasks of maintaining the plot.
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Firefighters train with legal Fairchild firefighters, legal team up for fire inspector training
It’s not uncommon to have nerves before going on the stand during a trial. Depending on the job Airmen have, they may have to testify at some point in their career.Members from the 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron got the opportunity to participate in a mock trial as part of fire inspector training July 3, 2018, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington.
0 7/09
2018
Children hold hands during a closing prayer June 29, 2018 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Children participated in four daily activity stations during the five-day Vacation Bible School, learning about the teachings of the bible. These lessons also gave the military children important tools to build upon their spiritual resilience in the face of numerous challenges and stressors they encounter on a near daily basis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Daniello) VBS teaches military children religious resilience
The usually quiet halls of the chapel was transformed this past week, June 25-29, with the rustle, bustle and laughs of dozens of children and volunteers enjoying their time at the Shipwrecked themed, Vacation Bible School.
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Col. Derek Salmi, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and his wife speak with Brig. Gen. Jeremy Horn, Washington Air National Guard commander, during an assumption of command ceremony June 15, 2018, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The 92d ARW operates 35 KC-135 R/T Stratotanker aircraft manned by 58 aircrews to support worldwide military missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Sean Campbell) 92nd ARW welcomes new Commander
Team Fairchild Airmen, Washington State government officials, and the Inland Northwest community came together to welcome Col. Derek M. Salmi as he assumed command of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing June 15.
0 6/18
2018
The Spokane Indians Baseball team observe a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape hand-to-hand combat demonstration at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. June 12, 2018. The Air Force combatives program develops an Airman’s individual strength, confidence, resilience and lethality, while simultaneously imparting a strong warrior ethos. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sean Campbell) Spokane Indians Baseball team visits Fairchild
Team Fairchild has a lot more in common with the Spokane Indians Baseball team than one may initially think. Both teams train how they fight, pride themselves on teamwork, and both have called the Inland Northwest “home” for quite some time. Not only did the Spokane Indians learn about the importance of teamwork in the military during their base tour June 12, they also had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of how young men and women in another uniform serve their country.
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(U.S. Air Force illustration/Tech. Sgt. John Ayre) OCO funds support the force
The OCO fund is a separate source of funding operated by the DOD to fund military units with reimbursable overhires. This fund allows commanders to receive additional support to recruit civilian personnel to fill positions left vacant during the time military members are deployed.
0 6/08
2018
Preventing mosquito disease Lowering risk of mosquitos
With spring upon the Inland Northwest, more people will be heading out to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. These warmer months and longer days not only bring fun in the sun, but also set up a great environment for the breeding of a nasty pest, mosquitoes.
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2018
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