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FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Ross Kilbride, Combat Rescue Officer/Pararescue Indoctrination course instructor at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, hoses CRO candidates here with ice-cold water to break their concentration. The six-day course, the second phase of the selection program, is a stream of physical, mental and psychological evaluations designed to train candidates to lead combat operations as direct combatant commanders. Eight of 19 candidates completed the program and were selected as Combat Rescue Officers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Connie L. Bias)
Combat Rescue Officers ready for field
Nineteen men began their Sunday morning Oct. 21 with a three-mile run and 1500-meter swim. The intensive physical training test set the stage for six days of grueling workouts and evaluations - so demanding, in fact, that by Friday only eight men were left. Those eight men have completed a major step on their roads to becoming Combat Rescue
0 10/30
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Scout Mario Tedesco briefs volunteers on work needing to be done on the wildlife viewing stand here. About 20 volunteers, including fellow scouts, parents and friends, helped Mario complete his Eagle Scout project, which can now be enjoyed by the base populace for years to come. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Eagle Scout upgrades wildlife area
A young Scout, working to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, recently completed a project at Fairchild that will benefit the base community for years to come. One of the required steps toward becoming a Life Scout is the completion of an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project. Mario Tedesco worked closely with Jonathan Wald, Natural Resources Planner
0 10/23
2007
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Air Force 1st Lieutenant Matthew Beck, currently assigned to the Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq in Baghdad, Iraq, reviews finance information on a computer. Beck works in the strategic plans and programs section of the comptroller unit at MNSTC-I. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Frost) Air Force Lieutenant Crunches the Big Numbers in Iraq
For many in the military, it's hard to repress the memory of when they knew they were bound to wear a uniform. Airmen are no exception to this. Often, just seeing an aircraft soar through the sky above or seeing a massive cargo aircraft parked on the tarmac is enough to show the door to the blue. For 1st Lt. Matthew Beck, currently assigned to the
0 10/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Why do you donate?
Since the beginning of the 2007 Combined Federal Campaign many donations have poured in from Airman of all ranks and civilians base-wide. The following are some reasons for contributing to the CFC: "Giving back is my biggest thing. We've been blessed, so we do what we can to give back. The CFC just makes it a convenient way to do that." Master Sgt.
0 10/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo AFRC supports child with special needs
Being a parent can be a difficult undertaking at times. The desire for the best for one's children can even be heart-breaking. But for one Fairchild family, research, perseverance and devotion to their children have been the means to overcome the trials set before them. Clarice Rhatigan, the four-year-old daughter of Lt. Col. Patrick Rhatigan, 92nd
0 10/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo Cadets’ pride drives Air Force future
Pride in both service and mission are fundamental attributes of a successful military. Each servicemember must believe in what they are doing and be proud to be a part of it. The Iraqi Air Force Officer Course cadets at the Iraqi Military Academy Rustamiyah are already teeming with pride, only weeks into their training. With blue epaulets on the
0 10/12
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Webb, 92nd Maintenance Squadron munitions inspector, etches serial numbers into an inert static MK-82 for static display. The ammo shop is involved in almost every aspect of base operations, from arming security forces Airmen protecting the base to ensuring pilots have proper survival gear for training and mission use. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) 
Fairchild ammo is the bomb
Every week, the air power report comes out summarizing the operations that took place over in the area of responsibility (AOR). The number of sorties flown, and what ordinances were dropped are outlined thoroughly. According to the Oct. 9 report, 41 close air support missions were flown to support coalition troops in Afghanistan. Without ammo
0 10/12
2007
BESMAYA, Iraq -- Besmaya’s Bomb Disposal School faculty celebrate with
song and dance after the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Christie Putz)
Besmaya now home to Iraq's only EOD school
Iraqi Army instructors and faculty, along with selected Coalition partners, were all present for the opening of Iraq's only bomb disposal school at the Besmaya Range Complex Sept. 30. "This school deals with de-mining and all other things relating to explosive materials," said Iraqi Army Col. Jasim, Besmaya Bomb Disposal School commandant, through
0 10/10
2007
Default Air Force Logo A first sergeant, a helping hand
Waking up every day, knowing that someone will come to you with their comments and concerns can leave some reaching for the snooze button until sheer desire for job security will yank them out of bed. Others need no coaxing and find fulfillment in lending a helping hand. It takes a different breed to be on alert to the needs of other people at all
0 10/04
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Tech. Segt. Dan Merrill, Fairchild NCO-in-charge of the Installation Security Constable program, checks the bars on the “Sky Watch” tower, a mobile surveillance tower, prior to positioning it. (U.S. Air Force photo/Shadi May) Installation constable program promotes security, vigilance
The mission of the security forces members at home is to provide a secure working and living environment, but there is a particular mission within the unit which belongs to the installation security constable. The constables play a vital role in implementing a security education program which directly affects Air Force protection-level resources
0 10/02
2007
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