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Tracy Finck, Fairchild’s first Gold Star Family member, stands with Col. Ryan Samuelson, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, Aug. 3, 2017 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. The GSF program is for family members of Airmen who were killed in action during international terrorist attacks against the U.S., in a friendly foreign nation, or during military operations while serving outside the U.S. (Courtesy Photo) Fairchild welcomes first Gold Star Family member
75 minutes. That’s about how long Airmen tried to resuscitate their wingman on a Forward Operating Base in Syria. The result being a fallen Airman and a mother who lost her son.
0 8/25
2017
Following the end of Korean hostilities, 92nd Bombardment Wing Airmen participated in a three day exercise that marked the first time B-36 Peacemakers flew directly from the mainland to Japan and the first time a B-36 unit mass deployed to the “Far East.” This operation, named “Operation Big Stick,” was ordered by Strategic Air Command to test their emergency war plan and the long range capabilities of the B-36. (Courtesy Photo) A week in history August 20 - 26
Following the end of Korean hostilities, 92nd Bombardment Wing Airmen participated in a three day exercise that marked the first time B-36 Peacemakers flew directly from the mainland to Japan and the first time a B-36 unit mass deployed to the “Far East.”
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2017
Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Induction Ceremony 2017 SNCO Induction Ceremony celebrates 33 selectees
The 2017 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Induction Ceremony celebrated 33 selectees Aug. 18, at Felts Field in Spokane, Washington.Master sergeant responsibilities are uniquely different from those of the NCO tier. The selectees will transition from being technical experts and first line supervisors to leaders of operational competence.Chief Master
0 8/21
2017
(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Lackey) JAG office provides legal assistance to retirees
Legal experts from Fairchild’s Judge Advocate General office offers Retiree Appreciation Days twice a month to provide free legal services to more than 30,000 military retirees in the local area.
0 8/18
2017
Col. Ryan Samuelson, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander provides Mike Leach, Washington State University head football coach, a mission briefing during his visit Aug. 15, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Leach’s father, Frank, served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was stationed at Deep Creek, one of four storage facilities near present-day Fairchild used for Nike missiles during the 1950s and 1960s. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) WSU head football coach visits Fairchild
Washington State University head football coach, Mike Leach, got an inside look at Fairchild’s rapid global mobility mission Aug. 15.
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2017
B-17 Flying Fortresses from the 8th Air Force attacked ball bearing plants on the first of two raids on Schweinfurt, Germany, during World War II. During the mission, the 8th AF lost approximately 36 B-17s, including two from the 92nd Bomb Group. All 20 BG aircrew members survived being shot down and would later become prisoners of war. (Courtesy Photo) A week in history August 13 - 19
Remembering the extensive impact Fairchild Air Force Base has had on the Air Force and operations around the world is important during our 75th year of providing responsive, precise air refueling and operational support for the full range of military operations.
0 8/17
2017
Firefighters from the 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron along with crews from the Cheney Fire Department and Spokane County’s Fire District 3 responded to apartment fire. 92nd CES firefighters respond to Cheney apartment fire
Firefighters from the 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron along with crews from the Cheney Fire Department and Spokane County’s Fire District 3 responded to apartment fire in Cheney Aug. 5.
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Youth Center hosts wood-working camp Youth Center hosts first-ever woodworking camp
The Fairchild Youth Center hosted a week-long woodworking camp where kids worked on projects with the help from the Fairchild Wood Craft Center Aug. 7 to 11.
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2017
Staff Sgt. Jacob Diers and Senior Airman Ivan Mendez, 92nd Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handlers, sweep a roadway with MWD Rosso during a ruck march May 10, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. When training, the unit conducts detection sweeps of roadways and villages, ruck marches with simulated explosives and gunfire and challenging physical training in order to prevent injury. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) Fairchild K-9 team responds to bomb threat
A 92nd Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog team and local law enforcement responded to a bomb threat at Washington State University campus in Pullman Aug. 3.
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DV visit DVs get inside look at ERPSS
Medical Forces are an important piece of air mobility and combat support forces. Part of that is the En Route Casualty Care System which provides joint forces the ability to ensure injured receive the care needed to save lives.
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