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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
0 8/07
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
0 7/14
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

0 7/03
2006
Default Air Force Logo Independence Day firework safety made easy
Fireworks and celebrating the 230th anniversary of our nation go hand in hand as described in the national anthem "rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air" and is something all Americans are proud of and proud to celebrate. Unfortunately, fireworks can turn a joyful celebration into a painful memory when children and adults are injured while
0 7/03
2006
Retired Lt. Gen John B. Sams Jr., discusses the future of the KC-135  at the Inland Northwest Airlifter / Tanker Asssociation luncheon June 22 at Club Fairchild. General Sams was the 15th Air Force Commander before he retired in 2000 and he is now the vice president of Air Force Program Business Development with Boeing. He predicted that the future of tanker airlift will include increased operational capabilities.
Former 15AF commander discusses tanker future
"No matter what we do, we're going to be flying 80-year-old KC-135s in the U.S. Air Force," said retired Lt. Gen. John B. Sams Jr., at the June 22 Inland Northwest Airlift/Tanker Association chapter luncheon at Club Fairchild. "We'll never be able to procure the next tanker at a rate sufficient that we can avoid an 80-year-old airplane." When
0 7/03
2006
Default Air Force Logo Total Force integration a reality at Fairchild
Since the Nixon administration first directed that Reserve and Active forces would work together as a "Total Force" military leaders have been working to define how best to achieve that goal. Originally it meant that reserve forces would get the same quality equipment and training as their active counterparts. Reserves were expected to step in when
0 7/03
2006
Default Air Force Logo Firefighter saves life
A fire extinguisher maintenance technician with the Fairchild Fire Department here administered CPR to a heart-attack victim at City Hall Monday morning while making a routine delivery, saving the person's life. Michael Satola, a civilian employee at Fairchild, is also a master sergeant Reservist attached to Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. He, along
0 7/03
2006
Default Air Force Logo Fairchild commander, Honor Guard visit Capitol
Last week four Fairchild Honor Guard members accompanied the wing commander and command chief to the nation's Capitol in Washington, D.C. Col. Scott Hanson, 92nd ARW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Mark Luzader, 92nd ARW command chief, traveled to the Capitol to visit key legislative members and their staffs. The Honor Guard members were selected
0 7/03
2006
Mike Gregoire, husband of Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire, reads The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka to a class of students at Michael Anderson Elementary School on Tuesday.  Mr. Gregoire encouraged students to keep reading over the summer break by participating in the summer reading program. First gentleman

0 7/03
2006
A young female moose found her way onto the base early Saturday morning and was roaming around the base housing areas. The 92nd Air Refueling Wing teamed with Washington State Fishing and Wildlife Department wardens to sedate, capture, secure, revive and transport for release the frightened animal. She was returned to the wild unharmed and without any damage to base property. Base gets furry intruder

0 7/03
2006
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