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AMC Commander Gen Darren McDew Independence Day - Bold and Innovative Leadership
As we take a moment to spend time with family and friends over the long holiday weekend, let us not forget what Independence Day truly represents-the birth of our great nation, as bold leaders stood up and declared our independence. Our nation fought for and declared its independence 238 years ago, paving the way for the freedoms we still enjoy
0 6/30
2014
(Courtesy graphic) Where I feel pride
When you look up pride in the Webster dictionary, you get two definitions:1. A feeling that you respect yourself and deserve to be respected by other people.2. A feeling of happiness that you get when you or someone you know does something good, difficult, etc. Everyone has something they are proud of. For some, it's being a parent, their career or
0 6/13
2014
(U.S. Air Force photo) Fairchild had a missile squadron… Who knew?
When most think of Fairchild's rich heritage, they think of aircraft. Those who are young at heart but with a few more greys will remember Fairchild's role first as an air depot repairing aircraft during WWII and then later as a bomber base with the arrival of B-29 Superfortress bombers in 1947. Since then the base transitioned to B-36 Peacemakers
0 6/04
2014
GOODFELLLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas-- President Barack H. Obama issued a proclamation declaring June as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride Month. Goodfellow is hosting several events in June to raise LGBT awareness in the community.  (U.S. Air Force Illustration/ Senior Airman Michael Smith) LGBT Pride Month: Turning back discrimination, prejudice everywhere
This June marks the sixth year recognizing Pride month. In 2009, President Barack Obama proclaimed June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.Many people mistakenly assume Pride month is about celebrating one's sexual orientation. However, Pride Month is about turning back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it
0 6/04
2014
Default Air Force Logo Learn how to care for your mind, body
This May is Mental Health Month and the Fairchild AFB Mental Health Clinic is raising awareness for the role mental health plays in our lives by providing tips and resources so anyone can take steps to promote good mental health.These include remaining physically fit with your mental health in mind through ensuring you are eating right, sleeping
0 5/13
2014
(Courtesy photo) 18th Air Force Commander’s Intent
Ours is a time of great challenge and great opportunity - there has never been a more important time to lead our Airmen. During this time, I need each Airman in the 18th Air Force to lead with their sights clearly set on our mission and our people, while ensuring an environment of integrity where everyone can contribute to their maximum
0 5/13
2014
(U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton/Released) Area defense counsel represents you in court
Forty years ago, people could make the argument that the military justice system was stacked against the accused. The defense lawyers who represented accused persons in courts-martial, nonjudicial punishment and other adverse actions were appointed by the convening authority, who was typically the base commander. Both the prosecution and defense
0 5/05
2014
(U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton/U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released) Our military spouse…the military’s “Twelfth Man,” our “Twelfth Airman”
"Because we are ready to play for our team if needed...we are all the 12th Man of the Team!" --Texas A&M University fight songWith the Seattle Seahawks Superbowl win, "Twelfth Man" references have been replete this year. The Seahawk fan base takes immense pride in their ability to generate crowd noise during home games and be the differencemaker
0 5/05
2014
Members from the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing Honor Guard team carry photos of fallen crew members of Shell 77 during a memorial service held in their honor May 9, 2013, at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. The three crew members perished May 3, 2013, when their KC-135 Stratotanker crashed in northern Kyrgyzstan. All three were deployed to the 376th AEW's 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephanie Rubi) Fairchild’s fallen remembered… One year later “Freedom is Never Free”
On Saturday, May 3, 2014, we will pause at 10 a.m. on our memorial walk near the chapel to unveil the Shell 77 memorial. It will be a short ceremony, it will be simple, it will be elegant--it will mirror the monument itself. The purpose of us gathering a year later is two-fold.One, we as a Fairchild family are gathering to tell the families, to
0 4/29
2014
Default Air Force Logo Join us for “Bike to Work Week”
Remember summers before you were able to drive? When getting to the other side of town meant throwing on your best cargo shorts and jumping on your bike? As part of National Bike Month, Bike to Work Week 2014 will be held May 12 to 16, and it's the perfect time to put some air in your tires and break out the 'ol cruiser.In addition to instant
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2014
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