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Tech. Sgt. Adam J. Blizman, 92nd Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control Tower watch supervisor, stands in front of a doppler radar station in the air traffic control tower Nov 10, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. Showing outstanding leadership led to his selection as one of Fairchild’s Finest, a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Lackey) Fairchild's Finest Tech. Sgt. Adam Blizman
A weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen.
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Capt. Deborah Gaddis, 509th Weapons Squadron training flight commander and Weapons Instructor Course instructor, accepts the 2016 Col. Joe Jackson Award for Excellence in Mobility Tactics from Gen. Carlton Everhart, Air Mobility Command commander, and Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, United States Forces Japan commander and previous AMC director of operations, Sept. 15, 2016, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. This annual award represents the very best in the significant achievement in mobility tactics, application of innovative weapons and tactics employment, and the instruction and evaluation of tactics which significantly contributed to increased readiness.
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Instructor pilot awarded AF Col. Joe Jackson Award
Capt. Deborah Gaddis is the 509th Weapons Squadron training flight commander, a Weapons Instructor Course instructor and a certified KC-135 Stratotanker instructor pilot. She has been at Fairchild Air Force Base since 2010; first as a pilot with the 92nd Operations Group and in 2015 she became an instructor with the 509th Weapons Squadron.
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Senior Airman Brandon Johnson, 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron materiel handling and equipment journeyman, takes a carburetor off an engine Oct. 13, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. His leadership selected him as one of Fairchild’s Finest, a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)
Fairchild’s Finest Senior Airman Brandon Johnson
Rank and Name: Senior Airman Brandon JohnsonUnit of assignment: 92nd Logistics Readiness SquadronDuty title: Materiel handling and equipment journeymanHome town and state: Moreno Valley, CaliforniaWhat do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?I inspect, maintain and repair vehicles that are vital to base operations at Fairchild. I also bolster
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2016
(Courtesy Photo) Fairchild secretary retires after 58 years
Born on May 26, 1937, in Eureka, Montana, Jerald “Smitty” Smith, the oldest of four, grew up in a family of loggers. Not wanting to be a logger himself, at 18 years old Smitty, the first on his father’s side, joined the U.S. Navy on Jan. 2, 1956 and headed to six weeks of basic training.
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Senior Airman Tyler Karr, 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron mission generation vehicle and equipment maintenance journeyman, verifies a snow broom is in good working condition Oct. 3, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. Airmen change fluids, filters, safety items such as windshield wipers, conduct in-depth inspections and tire maintenance prior to the first snowfall.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) LRS prepares for first snowfall
Washington winters can cause issues for vehicles on the roadways and in the skies. At Fairchild, the 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance shop begins preparing for the unpredictable winter months and the weather they bring, eight months prior to the anticipated first snowfall.
0 10/06
2016
The military offers a wide array of different resources for Airmen and their families to learn valuable skills to maintain a healthy professional and personal life. This includes the Chaplain, mental health, supervision and numerous avenues through the Airman & Family Readiness Center including the Military Family Life Counselor Program. MFLCs provide coping methods for professional and personal life pressures Airmen and their families may be feeling such as deployments, separation, homesickness, parenting issues, conflict resolution and many more.(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mackenzie Richardson) MFLCs integrate into units
When you break a bone, you are rushed to the nearest hospital where you’re poked, prodded and wrapped in a cast by doctors and specialists who will ensure your broken bones heal properly. When experiencing troubles or stress in an individual’s personal or work life, the Military Family Life Counselors are here to help ensure Airmen and their families heal properly and are fit to fight.
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2016
Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Rosciglione, 22nd Training Squadron flight chief water survival training, poses for a photo Sept. 13, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Five days a week Rosciglione manages three separate Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Water Survival Courses at the indoor pool. His leadership selected him as one of Fairchild’s Finest, a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell) Fairchild’s Finest Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Rosciglione
Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Rosciglione, 22nd Training Squadron Water Survival Training flight chief, poses for a photo Sept. 13, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Five days-a-week Rosciglione manages three separate Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Water Survival Courses at the indoor pool.
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Caitlin and Renee Butcher pose for a picture Aug. 23, 2016, during their trip to New York City. Caitlin has had an undiagnosed illness since December 2015 and was accepted into the Make A Wish Foundation. Her and her family received a trip to New York City to see Wicked on Broadway, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Empire State Building and the American Museum of Natural History. (Courtesy photo) Fairchild youth’s wish granted
On the outside, Caitlin Butcher is just a normal 11-year-old girl with a passion for reading and acting in Christian Youth Theater classes. However on the inside, Caitlin is battling a condition no doctor or specialist has been able to identify.
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Airman 1st Class Megan Hatch, 93rd Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an airplane April 5, 2016, over Washington State. Her leadership selected her as one of Fairchild’s Finest, a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell) Fairchild’s Finest: Airman 1st Class Megan Hatch
Rank and name: Airman 1st Class Megan HatchUnit of assignment: 93rd Air Refueling SquadronNominee’s duty title: Boom operatorHome town and state: Orlando, FloridaWhat do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?Prior to deploying, I was mainly just learning my job and completing mission certification training. I’m excited to hopefully get placed in
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2016
Airman 1st Class Tiffany Cristo, 92nd Force Support Squadron food services apprentice, and Airman 1st Class Marina Ericson, 92nd FSS food services apprentice, prepare food for boxed meals, Aug. 24, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. The flight kitchen offers an online order form through the base’s SharePoint, so Airmen can see what foods are available and place an order. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell) Food is fuel, Fairchild’s flight kitchen
If you have been to the Warrior Dining Facility, chances are you’ve walked past what is called the flight kitchen, but only a fraction of team Fairchild members have ever entered it.
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