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Default Air Force Logo Qualities of a Leader
Airmen often ask me what qualities make a good leader. There have been thousands of books and articles dating back to antiquity regarding these types of questions. I can’t add to this impressive list but I can share some insights from my career. There are four characteristics of a person’s character that quickly identify them as a leader. These are in no particular order, but all four have proven to be critical to being a good leader. Quality Leaders must be an example to others, a problem solver, a servant, and a mentor.
0 7/11
2017
The Fairchild Veterinary Treatment Facility has individualized checklists by location available to make moving with your pet a little less stressful. Stop by the VTF at 402 N. Vet Road and pick one up to make sure that your pet is up to date and ready to travel with you this permanent change of station season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Jasper) Your pets during PCS season
Permanent change of station season is rapidly approaching! Many overseas locations have very specific requirements for importing and exporting pets.
0 6/16
2017
Default Air Force Logo Blended Retirement System: Comparison Calculator
What does the DoD BRS Comparison Calculator provide service members?The BRS Comparison Calculator will allow service members to compare estimated benefits under both retirement plans prior to making a decision. The comparison calculator walks service members through key information needed to make an effective comparison. Users can adjust 12 data
0 6/12
2017
Col. Meg Carey (center), 92nd Medical Group commander, poses for a group photo with the MDG command staff and unit leaders May 17, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Col. Carey commands a group, supported by 3 squadrons, delivering patient-centered healthcare services in support of over 38,000 beneficiaries. 
(U.S. Air Force Photo / Airman 1st Class Ryan Lackey) Col. Meg Carey farewells
After 26 years of service to the United States, there is so much more I would like to say, but I will stop here. On your travels, if you ever see Curt and I traveling around in our RV, hanging at the beach, fishing off the pier or whacking the white ball on the golf course, please come by and say hello. We will miss you all, God Bless You and God Bless America.
0 6/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo LGBT Pride Month: Silent Service
I was 18 years old when I enlisted in the Air Force. I knew I was gay, but I had yet to begin accepting that part of myself. All I cared about was getting out of my hometown and forging my own path. At the time, I was unable to even care about my sexuality.
0 6/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo MHS Genesis and you
June marks the four month point for the 92nd Medical Group’s transition to the new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS. We are the first in the DoD to bring on this new cutting edge system as we strive to provide the safest, most efficient health care that we can.
0 6/02
2017
Default Air Force Logo LGBT Month: Personal Courage
Personal Courage. It’s one of the seven Army values and one that I’ve aligned several aspects of my life with…except one.
0 6/02
2017
Default Air Force Logo Commissary brands to hit store shelves soon
In a matter of weeks, commissary brands will debut on store shelves, ushering the Defense Commissary Agency into a new era of patron savings, said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu.
0 5/25
2017
Fairchild Air Force Base was identified as a test site by the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center, which has been conducting proactive and comprehensive assessments at a variety of active and closed bases to determine if Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid and/or Perfluorooctanoic acid, are present in the ground water. PFOS/PFOAs originate from a variety of sources to include common household items as well as many water, heat and fire-resistant products, and have been a key component in aqueous film forming foam for many years. (Courtesy Photo) From the Commander: Groundwater and transparency
Because we care about both our on and off-base communities, we began sampling water on and off base in the past couple months. All sources used by Fairchild have been tested and are either non-detect or below the EPA's lifetime “Health Advisory” levels. However, sampling of some private wells near the base showed elevated levels of PFOS/PFOAs. Those affected were notified immediately and provided bottled water until a long-term solution can be put in place.
0 5/15
2017
Historically, the Air Force nurse and technician celebration week is rooted in remembering the birth and legacy of Florence Nightingale. Nurse Nightingale was the first nurse who became famous for treating wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell) National Nurses Week Celebration
It’s that time of year again! The American Nurse Association has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse”. Join Fairchild’s nurses, technicians and teams as we celebrate their contributions to our great nation, during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.
0 5/08
2017
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