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Default Air Force Logo 36 Rescue Flight rescues Idaho teen
The night was clear, the air was brisk but not extremely cold, and the moon was nowhere to be found. Sounds like a perfect evening for star gazing, unless you're lost on a mountain all by yourself. Late Sunday night, the 36th Rescue Flight at Fairchild was called into action to help find a missing 15 year-old lost skier in Idaho. Within two hours,
0 3/11
2008
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Senior Airman Darron Kain, 92nd Maintenance Squadron munitions inspector, performs visual inspection on fifty caliber munitions to check for cracks and deformities on the munitions ensuring they are safe for distribution to the war fighter. Airman Kain was chosen to be featured in an upcoming Air Force Technology Education Magazine highlighting various military jobs. The calendar will be distributed throughout high schools across the country and used for recruitment purposes.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. JT May III) Munitions Airman chosen for recruiting magazine
At 16 years old, Darron Kain knew he was destined to join the Air Force. He wanted to do something important with his life, support his country and make his parents proud. One month out of high school, at 17 years old, he raised his right hand to recite the oath of enlistment. Almost four years later, the Stockton, Calif., native is a senior airman
0 3/06
2008
Default Air Force Logo Celebrating the life of a woman
Monthly, weekly and daily observations hold a purpose - from raising awareness on a life-threatening disease to honoring the history of a heritage. March is National Women's History Month, geared toward honoring the noble sacrifices and steps women in the past have made, as well as women in the present who continue to make them. "The theme of the
0 3/06
2008
Default Air Force Logo Retired general becomes Air Force's newest fighter ace
A retired general had been waiting on a call for some time; 55 years to be exact. Retired Lt. Gen. Charles G. Cleveland received a call on his home phone in January that turned out to be one of the most important calls of his life. "That's how I found out the Air Force was officially recognizing me as an ace," General Cleveland said. "Right there
0 3/04
2008
Sgt. Mark Hughes uses a spin riveter to rivet KC-135 Stratotanker brake linings to the brake plates Feb. 25 at the only in-theater central intermediate repair facility in Southwest Asia. The spin riveter compresses the rivet in a spinning motion in order to keep the rivet from cracking. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Carolyn Viss) Intermediate-repair facility keeps tankers flying in theater
The central intermediate-repair facility, the only KC-135 Stratotanker brake shop in theater, gets 30 to 50 brakes back into service every month, saving the time and money it would take to ship worn parts back for repairs. The tankers are responsible for the in-flight refueling of most of the U.S. and coalition aircraft. "It's a non-stop mission
0 3/04
2008
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Staff Sergeant Thomas Locke, begins his Combat Hapkido class with stretches at the base Fitness Center on Feb. 5. Sergeant Locke has been studying Combat Hapkido for five years, but has studied several other martial arts for more than twelve. The Combat Hapkido class, which teaches self defense, is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fitness Center. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Jocelyn Ford) Take it to the mats
It doesn't take massive strength or agility. Nor does it require an extreme background in martial arts. What it does take is the desire and dedication to learn how to defend yourself under pressuring circumstances. The Combat Hapkido class, offered at the base Fitness Center offers just that - a chance to learn the correct movements, postures and
0 2/21
2008
Default Air Force Logo 50 Years of KC-135s at Fairchild
On Feb. 21, 1958, the new all-jet Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers began arriving at Fairchild. At the time, the 92nd Air Refueling Squadron was flying the propeller-driven KB-29 tanker, an aircraft modified from B-29 bombers for the purpose of air refueling. The KC-135 was the first aircraft designed specifically as an air refueler, and it filled the
0 2/21
2008
CAMP BUCCA, Iraq – Senior Airman Travis Hummel, left, and Airman 1st Class Adam Giebitz patrol in an M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier at the Theater Internment Facility in Camp Bucca, Iraq, Feb. 10, 2008. Airmen Hummel and Giebitz are deployed from Robins Air Force Base, Ga., and are assigned to the 886th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron’s quick response force.  The QRF responds to issues within the TIF in which a show of force or escalation of force is required beyond the capabilities for the TIF’s guard force.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Capt. Jason McCree) Defenders perform unique OIF mission
Editor's Note: Capt. Jason McCree is deployed from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs officeWhile the spiraled rows of concertina wire, countless watch towers, and endless miles of fencing resemble that of detention facilities throughout the world, for the 600-plus Airmen deployed to the Theater Internment Facility at Camp Bucca, Iraq, the
0 2/14
2008
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – The Edwards family recently went on a household spree, looking for items to donate to Iraqi children to where husband and father, Staff Sgt. Bradley Edwards, 92nd Security Forces Squadron, is deployed. Each child gave up at least one of their toys, as well as an abundance of clothing and school supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Kali L. Gradishar) Fairchild family pays it forward
If you take the story of the nine-member Edwards family back to the beginning, you will find high school sweethearts taking separate paths in life. Fifteen years later, you will find them together again. They are married and raising seven children in a military environment - three a piece from first marriages and one together. As many
0 2/14
2008
Default Air Force Logo AFPC civilian retires after 57 years service
When Bill Ward first raised his hand to enlist in the Air Force, Harry S Truman was president of the United States. Now, 58 years and 10 presidents later, he will retire Jan. 31. Mr. Ward, an assignments adviser at the Air Force Personnel Center here, developed an extensive personnel resume through 24 years of Civil Service and a 33-year enlisted
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2008
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