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Building 623, at the corner of Bong St. and Chennault, crashes to the ground Tuesday. Innovative Technical Solutions, Inc., crews are in the process of tearing down this building and bldg. 622, as they don?t meet Air Force standards. Between now and the scheduled completion in March, the contracting company will oversee teardown, underground piping excavation, ground tilling and sculpting for proper drainage, and ground seeding. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Connie L. Bias) Tearin' it up

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2007
Default Air Force Logo Medications being used to harm instead of heal
Most parents know to keep medicine out of the hands of small children. However, toddlers and pre-schoolers aren't the only ones sneaking into cabinets and causing trouble. Many teenagers and young adults are now using over-the-counter and prescription drugs as an easy and cheap way to get high, said Peter LeGrand, Fairchild's drug demand reduction
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Airman helps deployed members become citizens
Servicemembers deployed to a combat zone receive expedited processing of their Naturalization packages. One of the duties I assumed when I arrived at Bagram Airfield placed me in charge of immigration here, and on Veteran's Day I coordinated the naturalization of 61 soldiers. The naturalization process (through which a person acquires U.S.
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2007
KC-135 Stratotankers sit on the runway behind the Fairchild water tower. Over the past week, Fairchild has received a layer of snow that has blanketed the entire base in white. Winter Wonderland

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2007
The 92nd Air Refueling Wing headquarters building is in Phase I of a four phase project to professionalize workspaces as well as restore a historic feel to the building. Construction is scheduled for completion in August. Wing headquarters building gets a historic makeover
The 92nd Air Refueling Wing headquarters building is in Phase I of a construction plan to professionalize workspaces as well as restore a historic feeling to the building. "We're modernizing the interior to provide our Airmen a more professional place to work, but are also bringing back some historical features to represent our heritage," said Col.
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Fairchild rescue flight saves 3 in busy week
Helicopter crews from the 36th Rescue Flight here rescued a man and his son Jan. 11 and one woman on Sunday in what turned out to be a busy, heroic week in North Idaho. Sunday's save was number 613 for the flight, which is part of the U.S. Survival School, a tenant unit at Fairchild. The action started the evening of Jan. 10, when the 36th RQF was
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2007
Senior Airman Tara Norman, 336th Training Support Squadron, accepts base information from Melissa Still of the Airman and Family Readiness Center at the Right Start seminar Jan. 12. Airman Norman arrived at Fairchild Nov. 4 from Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. Right start: We bring ‘em in Right!
Briefings, appointments and more briefings ... Anyone who has moved within the military system knows what it's like to sit through the onslaught of new-base information, to yawn through the mandatory Right Start. Fairchild does it different. Here, you grab-bag the information you want, from colleges and banks to local-area attractions. Sure, there
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2007
Col. Mark Melville, 92nd Operations Group commander, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. John DeLapp, 92nd Air Refueling Squadron commander, in a change of command ceremony Jan. 12. Colonel DeLapp moved to the 92nd ARS from the Wing Safety Office. Passing it on

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2007
Default Air Force Logo Fairchild Airmen pick up language the fast, free way
Learning a new language can be a long process. Some of us spent four years of high school instruction just trying to hold a conversation. (Some of us never really knew what we were talking about.) For many who kept at it in college, those conversations often came with a credit-hour price tag. If the drawn-out, expensive path didn't work for you,
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2007
Default Air Force Logo National Prayer Breakfast unites Americans worldwide
For more than 50 years, this nation has been praying as one ... officially. On Feb. 1, we'll continue that trend with the National Prayer Breakfast. Originally called the Presidential Prayer Breakfast, the annual dedicated prayer time started with President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his Congress members in 1953. Since then, the practice has grown
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2007
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