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FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Reiter of Puyallup, Wash., Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Specialist, pulls a pick-up truck 40 feet during the first ever SERE Challenge held here on Aug. 10, 2006.   Twenty-three members of the 336th Training Group participated in the challenge which included an obstacle course, 3-mile run, 6-mile road march, and a variety of other events that tested the strength and stamina of participating members. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Laura K. Smith) SERE Challenge pushes competition to the limit
The 22nd Training Squadron at Fairchild hosted the SERE Challenge Aug. 10, a multi-sport event that pushed competitors' stamina and strength to the limits.Featuring individual and team competitions, the event pitted hard-core Team Fairchild Airmen against one another in ten physically grueling events. From an unorthodox relay that included a tire
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2006
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Participants walk to a KC-135 Stratotanker as part of the wing's Family Mobility Day activities Aug. 10.  The event is designed to give family members insight to the experience of deploying Airmen and the services offered to the families who continue the mission at home once the servicemember has deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Anthony Ennamorato) Families gain insight into deployment process
The troops were starting to get rowdy. About half way through an intelligence briefing preceding their special mission, mutiny was setting in amongst the ranks. "No, no, no" one of the deploying troops screamed out from the back of the room, interrupting the lieutenant colonel's briefing. Another one broke into song ...well, sort of. Her lyrics
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Senior Airman James Burks, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Robert Owens Jr., 92nd CES, learn to clear rubble in a collapsed building while Staff Sgt. Brandon Church, 92nd CES, looks on. The Fairchild firemen completed a 10-day urban search and rescue “train the trainer” course recently under the National Fire Protection Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency training standards. Train like you fight

0 8/11
2006
Default Air Force Logo Reserve exercise stresses mission readiness
Forty-one health care specialists from the 604th Medical Squadron, an Air Force Reserve unit at Fairchild, "deployed" to Camp Airey on base Aug. 3-6 for a four-day medical readiness exercise.Airmen from the 604th MDS regularly deploy on a volunteer basis to Southwest Asia, but the unit has not deployed in significant numbers since 2003. The recent
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Default Air Force Logo Fairchild's KC-135 saves lives in Aeromedical evacuation mission
While the KC-135 Stratotanker was originally designed to extend the length of other aircrafts' flight times, aircrews at Fairchild are also using the airplane for a completely different mission - to extend medical care to critically injured patients. Tanker aircraft began augmenting the Air Force's aeromedical evacuation mission in 2003,
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2006
Visitors line up July 30 for a chance to go inside a Fairchild KC-135 Stratotanker. A new record of attendees was set when 125,000 people came to the base July 29 and 30 for Fairchild's open house. Visitors flock to Fairchild for Skyfest
A record-breaking crowd estimated at 125,000 visitors turned out this weekend for Skyfest 2006, the base's air show and open house. Eclipsing the previous record of 123,000 set in 2004, this year's Skyfest featured Airmen from all professions from Team Fairchild representing the Air Force and its expeditionary nature. Outfitted in the desert
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Washington Air National Guard joins Operation Jump Start
The 141st Air Refueling Wing, Washington Air National Guard, deployed a small portable expeditionary aeromedical rapid response package for Operation Jump Start July 31. Operation Jump Start is the National Guard' s mission supporting Customs and Border Patrol to secure the U.S. border with Mexico.A KC-135 loaded with pallets of medical equipment
0 8/07
2006
Spokane mayor and honorary wing commander, Dennis Hession, speaks at the 'City of Spokane' unveiling ceremony while Senior Master Sgt. Dan North, 92nd Maintenance Squadron first sergeant looks on. Base unveils ‘City of Spokane’
The latest incarnation of the "City of Spokane," a KC-135 with tail number 58-0092, was unveiled near base operations here before an audience that included Spokane, Wash., Mayor Dennis Hession, local government and business leaders, Fairchild honorary commanders and Eagles, July 26. "The new City of Spokane has as proud a heritage as the Team
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2006
Default Air Force Logo CV-22 Osprey, Thunderbirds slated for Skyfest
Skyfest 2006, Fairchild’s air show and open house, is fast approaching. There will be a static display of a CV-22 Osprey from Kirtland Air Force Base, which will be its first off-post airshow display since becoming operational. The United States Air Force Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s premier flight demonstration team, is scheduled to be the main
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2006
Sergeant Rumler and his son head for baggage claim before heading home. They were among 12 security forces Airmen returning Saturday. The group was greeted by family, squadron members and the 92nd Mission Support Group commander, Col. Van Fuller, the 92nd Security Forces Squadron commander, Maj. Philip Holmes, and first sergeant, Master Sgt. John Bell. Homecoming for heroes

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