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Default Air Force Logo AMC Mission Support commanders visit base
Nine Air Mobility Command Mission Support Group commanders toured Fairchild Nov. 16 in hopes of finding something they can incorporate into their groups at their home bases. The program, called the Excellent Installation Orientation program, gives other AMC mission support group commanders a chance to see initiatives at installations across the
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FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Fairchild first sergeants packed 185 Operation Warmheart holiday food boxes Nov. 17 in the Logistics Readiness Squadron’s warehouse with everything needed for a Thanksgiving feast. Turkeys, stuffing, rolls, vegetables and pie ingredients purchased from the base commissary were distributed to junior Fairchild Airmen by the first sergeants and supervisors later in the day. The boxes were donated by local moving companies and the food was purchased with funds raised by the first sergeants and donations from local organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua Chapman) Fairchild first sergeants spread holiday warmth with
Fairchild first sergeants filled 185 boxes with all the makings of a Thanksgiving dinner and distributed them to junior Airmen across the base Nov. 17 as part of Operation Warmheart. Each box contained a turkey, stuffing, dinner rolls, vegetables, potatoes, gravy and pie crush and filling, all bought at the Fairchild commissary. The first sergeants
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Default Air Force Logo Fairchild honors military veterans of past, present
The last time Navy veteran John Custer flew in a U.S. Air Force aircraft was when he was being lifted from a Saigon hospital back to his ship in Danang more than 35 years ago. That changed when he was offered the opportunity to fly in a Fairchild KC-135 Stratotanker in honor of Veteran's Day. He and four other military veterans, now all local
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Default Air Force Logo 701st AEW hits the ground running
Members of Team Fairchild simulated a deployment to an austere forward operating base Nov. 13 as part of an Ability to Survive and Operate exercise at Camp Airey on base. Deployed as the 701st Air Expeditionary Wing, Team Fairchild's mission in Exercise Thunderbolt is to provide aerial refueling, airlift and aeromedical evacuation mission support
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Default Air Force Logo Communications squadron creates Troop Care Packages
Airmen from the Communications Squadron sent a bit of home to troops fighting overseas the first week of November by making care packages for them. With the help of Jan Sass, founder of U.S. Troop Care Package, Airmen filled the packages with pillows, snacks, toiletry items, reading materials, calling cards and any other items donated to the
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FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Senior Airman Thomas Haefliger, 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, explains the efficiency of the new vacuum extractor to Col. Joseph Codispoti and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Hudgins here, Nov. 7. Colonel Codispoti and Chief Hudgins are members of the Penton Team, evaluators from Air Mobility Command headquarters, here to inspect Fairchild’s petroleum, oil and lubrication system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua Chapman) 2006 Penton Team Visits Fairchild
The 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Flight was one of three in Air Mobility Command picked to compete in this year's Penton Award for Best Fuels Flight. The team, consisting of Col. Joseph Codispodi and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Hudgins, toured the fuels flight Nov. 7, meeting the fuels flight personnel and evaluating their technical
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FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Col. Scott Hanson, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and Col. Lyle Powell, 92nd ARW vice commander, lead the wing in a physical training session to conclude Wingman Day here Nov. 6. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Watkins) 92nd ARW celebrates Wingman Day
Airmen and civilians alike set aside their work for a few hours Nov. 6 to participate in Wingman Day, a base-wide effort to remind everyone of the importance of looking out for each other and being a good "wingman." Each squadron was responsible for organizing their own briefings, which focused on such issues as suicide and sexual assault
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Default Air Force Logo Team Fairchild keeps aircraft flying at Nellis during Red Flag 07-01
More than 40 members of Team Fairchild returned home Oct. 21 after spending two weeks at Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas, Nev., supporting Red Flag 07-01. Red Flag, established in 1975, is a two-week realistic combat training exercise involving combat forces from all branches of the military, including Guard, Reserve and NATO allies. Red Flag
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Default Air Force Logo CRO candidates fight for elite positions
Twenty-two men reported to Fairchild in late October planning on becoming part of an elite group of officers. Eleven went home disappointed. The 11 that remained heard those magic words, "You've got a career now that you're going to love!" That career is as a Combat Rescue Officer. Currently there are 61 Air Force active duty CROs, pronounced
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FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Miles Pepper rivets the cowling to the kinetic sculpture of an eagle he created for Michael Anderson Elementary School on base. The Washington State Art Commission funded the sculpture as part of their art for new state buildings program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Watkins) Aluminum eagle statue soars over Michael Anderson Elementary
An artist from Pullman, Wash., and a crane operator from Spokane placed a 200 pound eagle on top of a stainless steel three-legged base at Anderson Elementary school on base Oct. 28. The kinetic sculpture, made of aluminum and strengthened with steel cables, is the culmination of a three-year project. Miles Pepper, the artist, based the sculpture
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