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(Courtesy Photo) The 92 ARW, Total Force Teamwork in Operation Allied Force
On March 24, 1999, the United States and its NATO partners launched a 78-day air war against Serbia during Operation Allied Force.Continuing the wing's legacy of excellence, Airmen of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing helped lead the way, facilitating essential air refueling support. The Wing provided leadership and staff at four different locations and
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2016
Master Sgt. Rory McKinnon is the 92nd Force Support Squadron career assistance advisor. (Courtesy Photo) Career assistance advisors guide Airmen
A career assistance advisor has many roles and responsibilities. They are first and foremost a counselor to all Airmen with regards to career paths, re-enlistments and retraining opportunities. "Career advisors are important to the Air Force because we can aid Airmen at all levels of their career," said Master Sgt. Rory McKinnon, 92nd Force Support
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Senior Airman Johnraphael Navarro, 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management journeyman, pushes a boom from a KC-135 Stratotanker March 22, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The boom will be sent out by the Traffic Management Office to a new base for repairs. TMO will receive parts ranging from a small bolt to larger items like aircraft engines that have been ordered by an office on base. They will also receive assets from Supply that need to be shipped out, sometimes having to build crates to ship them in. (U.S Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Bourgeous) TMO, not just for household goods
Many people associate the 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Traffic Management Office with household goods movements only, but their mission encompasses much more than Permanent Change of Station moves.TMO ensures the various parts and cargo they receive are in serviceable condition and are delivered to the customer in a timely matter - customers
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2016
Airman 1st Class Sarah M. Deberardinis, 141st Maintenance Squadron fuel cell technician, makes a repair to the inside of a KC-135 Stratotanker fuel cell at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Tankers offload fuel to aircraft that deliver close air support, airborne intelligence, search and rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Michael Lee Brown)
Fuel Cell, Total Force Enterprise at work
Opening the door to the fuels systems hangar is like stepping into a huge gas tank. The smell of fumes is very distinct to an outsider walking in, but to the men and women who work in this environment it's hardly even noticeable.There are many challenging jobs across the Air Force and Air National Guard, each one with unique circumstances that make
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Jeremy Medlen (top) next to a MH-60R helicopter and Justin Medlen (bottom) next to a KC-135 Stratotanker. Jeremy and Justin are twins who are both military pilots, one for the Navy and the other for the Air Force. (Courtesy photo) Not so identical identical twins
The Medlen family has had at least one family member from each generation serve in the military dating back as far as the Revolutionary War. Currently there are two actively serving their nation, and they just so happen to be identical twins as well as military aviators.Air Force 1st Lt. Justin Medlen, 93rd Air Refueling Squadron pilot stationed at
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2016
Taylor Fritz works with two youth during a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math workshop Feb. 25, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Taylor works at the Fairchild Youth Center as a tutor and a STEM advocate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell) Taylor Fritz: Fairchild Youth of the Year
Taylor Fritz, a Fairchild teen, was awarded the title Youth of the Year for Fairchild Air Force Base by the Boys and Girls Club of America.Youth of the Year is the Boys and Girls Club of America's premier recognition program, which started in 1947. Having won for the Fairchild community, Taylor will now go on to compete at the state level where she
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2016
(Courtesy graphic) Fairchild from infancy to now
March 1 marked the 75th anniversary of the activation of the Spokane, Washington, Air Depot, now known as Fairchild Air Force Base. Since its activation March 1, 1942, Fairchild has been an integral part of our nation's defense strategy--from a World War II repair and supply depot, to a Strategic Air Command bomber, tanker and missile wing during
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2016
Airman 1st Class Kristina Kovch, 92nd Medical Operations Squadron Aerospace Medical Technician, sets up an intravenous therapy Feb. 24, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. As a medical technician Kovch checks in patients, reviews patient results, provides help to providers, and ensures Fairchild Airmen and families are healthy. 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 Kristina Kovch
Rank/Name:  Airman 1st Class Kristina KovchUnit of assignment: 92nd Medical Operations SquadronDuty title:  Aerospace Medical TechnicianHometown: Springfield, Virginia / Arlington, VirginiaWhat do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?My job here at Fairchild is twofold. My mission as a medical technician comes first. That job includes checking
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2016
Munitions specialists from the 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing, England Air Force Base, La., load 30 mm rounds of ammunition into an A-10A Thunderbolt II attack aircraft for its GAU-8/A Avenger cannon prior to a sortie in support of Operation Desert Storm. (Courtesy photo) Twenty-five years later: Fairchild in Desert Storm
Twenty five years ago, aircraft and personnel from Fairchild played an integral role in one of the most decisive battlefield victories in military history since World War II, providing fuel and logistical supports to joint and coalition partners.KC-135 Stratotankers and aircrews from Fairchild Air Force Base flew 4,004 hours and 721 sorties during
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2016
Senior Airman Darius Heggs, 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron individual protection equipment journeyman, starts the gas mask and weapons class Feb. 18, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The class starts out with familiarizing with the M50 gas mask. Airmen break gas masks down and complete a function check to make sure it's operational. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell) Gas Masks and Guns: LRS teaches handling with care
The 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron can be seen across Fairchild conducting many different tasks. One unique service LRS provides the base is a gas mask and weapons cleaning class.When deployed, a gas mask or weapon could be the difference between life and death. Beyond having those items is knowing how to use them, said Staff Sgt. Sean Wilson,
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