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Staff Sgt. Thomas Locke, 66th Training Squadron military training leader and 3rd Dan International Combat Hapkido Federation, Ground Survival Licensed Instructor, Military Combatives Association and IPDTI Licensed Instructor, demonstrates techniques in a Combat Hapkido class offered at the base gym. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Emerald Ralston) Combat Hapkido classes offered on Fairchild
To combine, unite or join internal energy and life force within a system or method -- that is a conceptual translation of Hapkido, a system of martial arts that focuses on self-defense, deflection and discipline. Combat Hapkido classes are offered at the base gym by Staff Sgt. Thomas Locke, 66th Training Squadron military training leader and 3rd
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2009
After the competition was over, those who participated were invited to refresh themselves with burgers and hotdogs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Emerald Ralston) Race of the Ranks inspires competition, camaraderie on Team Fairchild
The stage was set, the music was on, and Col. Scott Greene, 336th Training Group commander, gave some opening remarks kicking off the first Race of the Ranks Relay. The Race of the Ranks Relay took place April 22 on the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape side base. The relay was a half mile loop around the squadron with runners working as a
0 4/23
2009
Senior Airman Eddie Fore and Senior Airman Jacob Chambers, both Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival instructors, practice wrestling techniques at the base gym. Airman Fore recently returned from competing with the Air Force wrestling team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Emerald Ralston) Fairchild Airman competes with Air Force wrestling team
An Airman from the 66th Training Squadron recently returned from competing with the Air Force wrestling team and travelling to Mountain Home, Idaho; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Las Vegas, Nevada. Senior Airman Eddie Fore, 66th TRS Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist water survival instructor, has been wrestling for eight years and
0 4/23
2009
Dee Eberhart, retired Army infantryman, talks about how he and his battalion liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Dachau in April of 1945 during a Holocaust Remembrance ceremony at the base theater, April 20. Eberhart travels to different schools around Eastern Washington to share his experience in hopes that the younger generations will never forget. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Melissa L. Carlino) Dachau liberator speaks at Holocaust remembrance ceremony
The Holocaust. For many, these words bring a sense of unease, looking back on the horrors created by the Nazi regime. For one man, these words bring back a poignant, first-hand memory. The memory of the day he and his battalion liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Dachau. Dee Eberhart was there on April 29, 1945 with Company I, 242nd Infantry
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Saving the Brave: Doctors’ Day honors sacrifice of doctors
Navy clinical psychologist Heidi Kraft, Ph.D., learned her toughest lesson in Iraq. She wrote a moving memoir, "Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in a Combat Hospital," about her time serving and titled it after a line from the television show M*A*S*H: "There are two rules of war. Rule number one is that young men die. Rule number two is that
0 3/25
2009
MEAD, Wash. – Nine Fairchild Airmen assist a local park ranger with turning a sports utility vehicle back on to it’s wheel base after the driver crashed into a sidewall and flipped his automobile near Mt. Spokane in Mead, Wash., Feb. 28. The nine Airmen were part of a group of 18 that were involved in a snow trip put together by the Fairchild‘s Base Chapel. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Joshua K. Chapman) Airmen to the rescue!
A normal day of snowboarding and skiing at Mt. Spokane ended with Fairchild Airmen serving as Good Samaritans to one unfortunate man on the way down the mountain. Even after a long arduous day of hitting the slopes, the Airmen didn't hesitate to help a person in need. The day began with a snowboarding and skiing trip sponsored by the Chapel for
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2009
Keni Thomas, a country singer, performs “Not Me”, a song inspired by his former career as an Army Ranger and his survival at the Battle of Mogadishu, at the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Bud Day Building, Feb 27. Class 09-01 from the 66th Training Squadron and SERE instructors from the 22nd Training Squadron attended the performance. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Melissa Barnett) Survivor of Battle of Mogadishu speaks at 336th
Keni Thomas, country singer and former Army Ranger, visited the 336th Training Squadron Feb. 27 to talk about his experiences in Somalia and to highlight the importance of leadership, and each person's place as part of the bigger puzzle. As they completed the mission in the city of Mogadishu, Somalia, and awaited the arrival of their helicopter
0 3/04
2009
Chief Master Sgt. Gerald Gooding, 92nd Mission Group superintendent, pauses to take photo during interview for the base e-connection on Feb.4. (U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. JT May III) Black History Month celebrates diversity
Black History Month is the successor to Negro History Week which was initiated on February 12, 1926 by Carter G. Woodson. Woodson an African American historian, author and journalist chose February because it included the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, whom he believed had significantly impacted the lives of Black Americans.
0 2/05
2009
Default Air Force Logo AADD offers hope in desperate situation
By now you have probably heard of the new Airmen Against Drunk Driving campaign and should have received a blue card bearing the phone numbers of Spokane Cab, Stars & Stripes, Fox's Dispatch and the 92nd Air Refueling Wing Command Post. AADD has entered into a partnership with local taxi companies to ensure 24-hour, 7-day-a-week rides home for
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2009
Default Air Force Logo A true hero
"A true hero." Those are the words used by Maj. Jeffery Ditlevson, 92nd Security Forces Squadron commander, when referring to Ray Garcia. Mr. Garcia joined the United States Air Force Air Police in 1957 at age 17, and from the beginning he knew he was going to make a career out of it. "I made up my mind. I was going to do 20, and I stuck to that."
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2008
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