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Staff Sgt. Patrick Church, 92nd Operations Support Squadron combat crew communications training NCO, holds his infant son Jacob after returning from deployment Monday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chad Watkins.) Center of Excellence opens its doors to first set of redeployers
The kids are getting restless; the TV can only hold their attention for so long. Families are waiting in the break room, waiting for their Airmen, waiting for reunion, waiting. Twenty-two maintainers and two KC-135 crews returned to Fairchild Monday after a deployment to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, to fight the Global War on Terrorism. These Airmen
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2007
Default Air Force Logo VITA representatives for tax year 2006 announced
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance representatives will prepare federal income taxes, free of charge, for all active-duty, retiree, National Guard and Reserve servicemembers and their dependents at Fairchild. Not only will they be available to assist members in filing their taxes, the VITAs will have critical IRS information readily available on
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2007
Master Sgt. Mark Bergeron, 92nd Air Refueling Wing command superintendent, removes wall lettering in the White House Tuesday. This is one of many steps in the wing headquarter building?s makeover, which started in November and is scheduled for completion in mid-August. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Connie L. Bias) Moving right along

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2007
Brig. Gen. Frederick Roggero, Air Mobility Command deputy director of Air, Space and Information operations, is greeted by Col. Scott Hanson, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, Col. Mark Melville, 92nd Operations Group commander, and Maj. Leslie Picht, 92nd Wing Safety chief of safety, on the flightline Tuesday. The general is touring AMC bases for a command-wide flight safety briefing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Fuentez)
General Roggero visits

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2007
Default Air Force Logo Fairchild welcomes Honorary Commanders
A new group of Fairchild Honorary Commanders were officially welcomed during a reception at the wing commander's residence Saturday night. Local business and civic leaders, Honorary Commanders are chosen based on their ability and willingness to carry the Fairchild story to friends and associates in the local area and beyond. Each of the Honorary
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2007
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
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