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Senior Airman Tara Harvard, 92nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight and operational medical technician, poses for a photo in a patient ward at the 92nd Medical Group clinic at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., June 28, 2016. Harvard completed flight medic school at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio in May. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sam Fogleman) Medic gets FOMT certification, works directly with flying units
Those wearing flight suits might seem a little out of place at the 92nd Medical Group clinic here. However, when the story is discovered, the attire becomes another palpable symbol of Total Force Integration and One Team One Fight.Senior Airman Tara Harvard, 92nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight and operational medical technician, joined the Air
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Four Washington National Guard F-86 Sabres in formation. In 1950, the 116th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron was the first guard unit west of the Mississippi River equipped with jets. (Courtesy Photo) F-86 wreckage rediscovered 60 years later
In September 2015, a small team with the United States Forest Service gathered more than 60 miles from Fairchild Air Force Base to begin surveying land near Timber Mountain, Washington, in the 1.1 million acre Colville National Forest.After hours of surveying, they came across aircraft wreckage with no indication of the aircraft’s origin, mission
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Lt. Col. Caroline Coleman 92nd Mission Support Group deputy commander, and Lt. Col Mathew Coleman 92nd Operation Support Squadron commander, take a photo with their son and daughter. The Coleman’s met at MacDill Air Force base, Florida. (Courtesy photo) An Air Force love story: mil-to-mil marriage can work
On Friday nights at MacDill Air Force Base, 16 lieutenants would meet for fun and games. For one of them, a special night there would change his life. “We would go to the officers club and play a lot of crud,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Coleman, 92nd Operations Support Squadron commander. “I just remember one night as I was playing, I saw her over at the score board, keeping score and I kept noticing her.”
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Senior Airman Kyle Boddie, 92nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, sews a pocket to a restraining harness July 7, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The restraining harness is used to attach an aircrew member to the jet in case of an emergency. As an aircrew flight equipment journeyman, Boddie fixes restraining harnesses, packs and inspects escape slides, 20-man life rafts, infant cots, adult and child life jackets, HGU 55/P pilot helmets and MBU 20/P 12/P oxygen breathing masks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samantha Krolikowski) Fairchild Airman selected for Thunderbirds team
In the beginning of Senior Airman Kyle Boddie’s Air Force career, he had hopes of a serving in pararescue. Unfortunately, Boddie injured his calf and was not selected. He then found out he was going into aircrew flight equipment and now serves as a 92nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman.
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Lt. Col. Chad Marchesseault, 92nd Operations Group deputy commander, flew a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base during an air-refueling exercise over Washington State April 5, 2016. One of the receivers, a C-17 Globemaster hailing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, was flown by Chad’s youngest brother, Capt. Lance Marchesseault, 62nd Operations Support Squadron airlift director. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell) Connecting at 22,000 feet
It was a beautiful spring day in April 2016, when two KC-135 Stratotankers took flight from Fairchild Air Force Base to participate in an ordinary air-refueling training exercise. The sun was warm, the sky was blue and there was nothing in the way of the flight the Marchesseault brothers were about to experience; for them, the day was anything but
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Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists board a C-130 Globemaster before conducting a training jump May 25, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The Fairchild parachuting shop has started to map gear specific to the planes students will be flying on so when students go through training, they will be using the same parachute they receive in the field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell) Under the parachute
Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists are the Air Force's subject matter experts in emergency parachute training, instructing around 2500 aircrew a year.Fairchild is home to Initial Emergency Parachute Training. The parachuting program's goal is to train all aircrew members, who could potentially have to bail out of their aircraft,
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Lt. Col. James Dorn, 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, and 1st Lt. Dan Reed, 92nd AMXS aircraft maintenance unit officer in charge, accept the Neal Fosseen Award from Spokane Mayor, David Condon, during a community event May 19, 2016, in Spokane, Wash. The 92nd AMXS has won this prestigious award two years in a row for thousands of man-hours dedicated to the Spokane community and their overall excellence in community service. Fairchild Airmen give back
"The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something," said Barack Obama, President of the United States of America. "Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope."Fairchild Air Force Base Airmen are no strangers to
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92nd Air Refueling Wing personnel stand proudly for the annual wing photo in front of building 2050, May 2016. Historically, wing photos have been taken in front of the adorned Tanker Pride, because the building is arguably the anchor and icon of Fairchild. In addition, wing change of commands are conducted on the other side of building 2050 where it reads Global Reach For America. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Shelton) Building 2050; the future
The future of Fairchild Air Force Base's most historical landmark, building 2050, is bright. With the current upgrades and the millions of dollars of upgrades yet to come; there is no doubt building 2050 will remain the hub of maintenance activity at Fairchild for years to come.Since 2004, more than $25 million has been used to ensure the people,
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Airman 1st Class Ants Vahk and Airman Antione Van, both 92nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineers, prepare air sampling pumps May 25, 2016 at the Grand Coulee Damn shooting range. The air samples collected were of copper dust, fumes and lead during a heavy weapons firing. “We’ll do an air sampling, send the samples to the lab and then wait for the results to let us know if we need to take any further precautions,” Vahk said.  (Courtesy Photo) Bioenvironmental helps maintain Airmen readiness
On most deployments, Airmen are required take a gas mask with them. Many will push the gas mask knowledge to the back of their mind and think, "I'm never going to use this."However, it's important for Airmen to get a gas mask test. It will not only protect them from chemical warfare, it may also save their life."We start the test by analyzing the
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Airman 1st Class Shawn Mercer, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, stands proudly in front of a fire engine May 25, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Fire Protection specialists deal with everything from brush fires to burning rocket fuel and hazardous material fires. After the initial 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training, Airmen who want to be firefighters will attend Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas for five months of basic firefighting skills. “My uncle was a firefighter and I loved hearing his stories,” Mercer said. “I went along with the volunteer firefighters from my town a few times to watch and knew it is what I wanted to do.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Shelton) Chasing the dream to fight; a firefighter's story
When joining the Air Force, most people have an idea of what they want to do. For Airman 1st Class Shawn Mercer, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, firefighting was the one career he wanted to be in."My uncle was a firefighter and I loved hearing his stories," Mercer said. "I went along with the volunteer firefighters from my town a few
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