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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
0 11/20
2006
Default Air Force Logo Rescue Flight performs 609th save
The 36th Rescue Flight here performed their 609th save Wednesday when they found a woman who was missing in the Harvard, Idaho, area since Tuesday afternoon. The 36th RQF, which was activated in 1971, is part of the 336th Training Group here at Fairchild. The Latah County Sheriff department requested the Air Force's help early Wednesday morning,
0 10/26
2006
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Master Sgt. Kyle Campbell, 92nd Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of operations support, attempts to block a pass by Mike Carr, Spokane Police Department. The 92nd SFS emerged victorious Oct. 13, defeating the team of off-base law enforcement by a score of 14-12. With no time left on the clock, the off-base cops failed to tie the game with a two-point conversion on the last play. This was the first year for a football match-up pitting Security Forces against their off-base counterparts. The idea, event organizers said, was to enhance camaraderie between the organizations and build on their already positive relationship. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Watkins) Security Forces vs local cops

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2006
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- 1st. Lt. Matthew Beck, 92nd Comptroller Squadron financial services flight commander, pushes a military Humvee with his team as part of the 92nd Services Squadron’s contest, the Great Race, Oct. 13. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Anthony Ennamorato) Survival team crushes competition
Competitive Airmen representing squadrons across the base participated in Fairchild's first Great Race on Oct. 13. The teams were challenged mentally and physically figuring out clues and overcoming physical activities while trying to be first across the finish line. The Great Race, a spin-off of CBS's Amazing Race, was comprised of 11 teams with
0 10/19
2006
Default Air Force Logo Fairchild Remotivation Flight closing their doors
Soon dust will gather on the now pristine floors of one base building. The chrome will slowly lose its shine, and one final turn of the key will leave the building uninhabited. The only thing remaining the same after the closure of the 92nd Mission Support Squadron Remotivational Flight will be the echoing silence that fills the building's sterile
0 10/19
2006
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Senior Airman Erin Hicks, a Security Forces member from the 459th Air Refueling Wing, Andrews AFB, Md., currently assigned here to attend Airman Leadership School, becomes a “Captain” during her short flight in the egg carry at the First Sergeant’s Oktoberfest hosted Oct. 6. Helping her complete the mission were Fairchild’s own, Senior Airman Kristina Furley, 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron flight service center technician, and Senior Airman Donald O’Neil, 92nd Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter. More than 150 Airmen attended the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Anthony Ennamorato) Oktoberfest

0 10/19
2006
Default Air Force Logo Medical group captain stays fit 'French' style
Living up to the Air Force's "Fit to Fight" motto is about more than being able to run the required 1.5-mile distance for one Fairchild Airman. It is about completing a marathon race in all 50 states. At 30, Capt. Brigitte French, 92nd Medical Group Public Health Flight commander, has run marathons in 18 states and is planning her next 32. "I just
0 10/19
2006
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Staff Sgt. James Bradstreet, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, Sparky the Fire Dog and Smokey the Bear talk with children about fire safety at Michael Anderson Elementary School here Oct. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Anthony Ennamorato) Sparky, Smokey educate base on fire prevention practices
The Fairchild Fire Department will wrap up Fire Prevention Week tomorrow after a week of educating the community on the importance of fire safety. The Fire Department made many appearances around the base this past week including presentations at Michael Anderson Elementary School, the Youth Center and the Child Development Center to educate the
0 10/19
2006
Default Air Force Logo Chief Barron shares his thoughts on enlisted welfare
The following are excerpts from an interview with Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Barron Jr., during his recent visit to Fairchild. Q. What was the purpose of your visit to Fairchild? A. First and most important, to say thanks. Thanks to all of our Airmen, for all they do everyday, and the sacrifices they and their families make for our country. I'm a
0 10/19
2006
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Bill Long, Fairchild’s Air Force Smart Operations 21 consultant, leads a group of operations and maintenance experts in a process improvement event at the base education center. Their objective is to improve how flying missions are scheduled. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Anthony Ennamorato) AFSO 21 tools used to reveal inefficiencies in tanker scheduling, streamline procedures
Members of Fairchild's operations and maintenance communities spent this week in the base education center working out a better process for scheduling flying missions. They were participating in an Air Force Smart Operations 21 event, under the guidance of Fairchild's AFSO 21 consultant, Bill Long. Part of the first day was spent learning to use
0 10/09
2006
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