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FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Staff Sgt. Shawn Lindbloom, military working dog Helena, Tech. Sgt. Brandon Tillman, Staff Sgt. Levi Wilson, Tech. Sgt. Max Talley, and MWD Tico, 92nd Security Forces Squadron all from the military working dog section, pose for a group photo as the team who performed a sweep at the Coeur d’ Alene Casino July 16. The team responded to a call early in the morning of a bomb threat to the casino. The team put the minds of the casino officials and guests at ease when no bomb was detected. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Jocelyn A. Ford) Military dogs working for the community
The 92nd Security Forces Squadron is the home to several military working dogs. Each dog is assigned a handler and trains daily. Each day has the purpose of advancing the dogs' ability to increase their stamina for searching for people and detecting odors. The Airmen who handle the military working dogs also know the importance of community
0 8/22
2008
Default Air Force Logo A commander's insight on deployment
C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III aircrews cut through the sky. Those below raise their hands, not to rain, but to leaflets pouring from the big-bellied aircraft. The leaflets were a warning. The wings of our nation were on their way. This was one reflection on the time Col. Thomas Sharpy, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, spent while
0 7/17
2008
Default Air Force Logo Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift
To the average American, June 26th is just another day on the calendar. But to citizens of West Berlin, it was a watershed moment - not once, but twice. To beleaguered West Berliners in 1948, June 26th represented "hope" as the 15-month Berlin Airlift began, symbolizing the promise of the western world - we would not leave Berliners behind the
0 7/10
2008
West Berliners watch as a U.S. cargo plane delivers desperately needed supplies during the Berlin Airlift.  (File photo) Berlin Airlift lays foundation for today’s air mobility
Sixty years ago today, the fledgling United States Air Force airlifted its first of 2.3 million tons of coal, food and supplies to the besieged city of Berlin. Stalin had cut off all ground transportation through Russian territory to the surrounded city of Berlin. The Berlin Airlift sustained a city of more than 2 million citizens for over a year,
0 7/01
2008
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Staff Sgt. Bradley Boatman, 92nd Operations Support Squadron weather observer/forecaster compiles data for the five-day forecast for Fairchild here June 16. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Jocelyn A. Ford) Knowing weather more than just looking outside
Spokane, Wash. experienced the latest snowfall in recorded history June 10. Snow? In June? Later that week, thunder storms and lightning; one storm seemingly appearing out of nowhere. For the general population, weather is something that just happens and has to be dealt with. But for a small flight within the 92nd Operations Support Squadron,
0 6/17
2008
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Col. Thomas Sharpy (left), 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, presents Judith Frontiera a certificate of appreciation for her support and sacrifice throughout the 27-year Air Force career of her son, Chief Master Sgt. Paul Sikora (right), former 92nd ARW command chief. Mrs. Frontiera travelled from Andover, Mass., to attend Chief Sikora’s retirement ceremony June 12 at Club Fairchild here. (U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. JT May III) Command Chief offers parting words
After 27 years of active-duty Air Force service, Chief Master Sgt. Paul Sikora, former 92nd Air Refueling Wing command chief, retired June 12 at a well-attended ceremony at Club Fairchild here. The chief is now on his way to Las Vegas, Nev., to spend time with his family, "play golf all summer," finish his Doctorate of Management and teach at an
0 6/12
2008
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Staff Sgt. Mike Torrieri, health and wellness technician at the Health and Wellness Center here, demonstrates the Bod Pod Body Composition Tracking system, a machine that accurately measures a person’s body fat percentage. The body composition machine arrived at Fairchild in April, and has proven to be an efficient, accurate measurement device; the Pod measures body composition in 10 minutes or less. Though Fairchild is one of only 13 Air Force bases currently using the machine, Alyson Kresser, HAWC dietician, says she can “see the Bod Pod becoming more popular.” (U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Connie L. Bias) New Bod Pod enhances body composition measurement
Body composition measurement just became much easier and more accurate at Fairchild. The Health and Wellness Center has introduced the Bod Pod Body Composition Tracking system, an egg-shaped compartment that gives body composition and metabolism measurements in 10 minutes or less. Before the Bod Pod's arrival in April, body composition was measured
0 6/03
2008
Default Air Force Logo Team Fairchild provides presidential support
The call comes in, and this is real, support is needed for Presidential support over Eastern Europe. The 92nd Air Refueling Wing was tasked as the lead unit and they were up for the challenge. Within 48 hours of receiving the task six jets and 11 crews had arrived to provide the needed support. Maj. Greg Hankins of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing
0 6/03
2008
Default Air Force Logo Recognizing Asian-Pacific Islander heritage
On Dec. 21, 1972, a B-52G laden with 750-pound bombs and aerial mines departed Anderson Air Force Base, Guam. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. James Yoshikazu Nagahiro -- former member of Fairchild's 92nd Bomb Wing -- was the pilot in command of the seven-member crew. Colonel Nagahiro's mission was part of the most concentrated air offensive of the war
0 5/15
2008
Default Air Force Logo Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
Ever wonder how "Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month" came about or why we observe it in May? Well, with a few clicks of the mouse and a high-speed internet connection, I have found the answers for you. Asia-Pacific American Heritage Month came to fruition in 1990 by President George H. Bush who designated May as the month of observance. Prior to
0 5/06
2008
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