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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
Default Air Force Logo Command Chaplain visits Fairchild
Air Mobility Command's command chaplain and command chaplain assistant paid a visit to the base chapel and staff Sept. 26 - 28 to conduct a customary pastoral support visit. Chaplain (Col.) Brain Van Sickle, AMC command chaplain, and Chief Master Sergeant Russell Geyer, AMC command chaplain assistant, visited the base to disseminate command-level
0 10/02
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – On the catwalk of the air traffic control tower, Airmen watch as Chief Master Sgt. Paul Sikora, command chief, plunges down the Baker’s Life Chute. The chute is used in cases of extreme emergency when the air traffic control group must evacuate the tower immediately. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Kali L. Gradishar) A plunge to safety
At a lofty 108 feet, the air traffic control tower looms over Fairchild as the guardian, the eyes and the ears, of the base. Operations run smoothly on a daily basis, ensuring aircraft fly safely on and off the runways. But what happens when disaster strikes in the tower? For emergencies of the most extreme disposition, when tower personnel are
0 9/27
2007
AR RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq - Senior term cadets practice their marksmanship and leadership skills during a course at the IMAR firing range. One student coached, while the other fired. (U.S. Air Force photo / Senior Airman Christie Putz) From shovels to shoulder bars: Iraqi cadets work toward officer corps
Wielding pick-axes and small folding shovels, Iraqi Army cadets chip away at the sun-baked earth while wiping sweat from their brow. The mid-afternoon sun blazes down on them as they stand, wearing full body armor and Kevlar helmets, in their shallow holes of accomplishment. "It is hard work," said one of the Iraqi Military Academy Rustamiyah
0 9/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo The way things are: Present-day Fairchild
Throughout the history of Fairchild, loyal, dedicated, diligent and proud have been characteristics continually used to best describe the base. And to this day, Airmen of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing and its tenant units have gone far beyond achieving the mission with excellence. The influence of certain individuals, the valor of particular units
0 9/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Venturing through the past: A Fairchild history
From its beginnings as the Spokane Army Air Depot, to Spokane Air Force Base and on to Fairchild Air Force Base, Fairchild has had an exceptional history as part of the world's leading military force. "Fairchild is unique because when it was the Bomb Wing, the mission was strategic deterrence, and for so many years it was responsible for deterring
0 9/13
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Master Sgt. Dale Brunelle, 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron section chief, empties the spent cartridges out of his competition shotgun while practicing at the sports range here. While on the practice range, Sergeant Brunelle makes every shot count in his quest to regain the title of best shooter in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Larry W. Carpenter Jr.) Fairchild NCO takes aim at Air Force’s best
Master Sgt. Dale Brunelle, 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron section chief, is a member of the Air Force International Skeet team and is back into the swing of things after a four-year hiatus. Sergeant Brunelle arrived at Fairchild in January after four years in Okinawa, Japan, where he was unable to participate in any shooting matches, or even
0 9/13
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Now a captain, Jennifer Schoffstall of the 509th Weapons Squadron was an emcee for the 2006 Air Force Ball as a first lieutenant. Capt. Schoffstall is also heavily involved in the upcoming 2007 ball; as the base’s Company Grade Officer committee president, she’s overseeing the committee’s volunteers who are creating the ball program, volunteering to meet and greet guests at the event, helping set up and clean up Hangars 2 and 4 for the ball, and more. (U.S. Air Force file photo/Senior Airman Chad Watkins) Air Force Ball in good hands
As you walk in the door, notice the room's swirl of blue and silver, laced with the tiny white lights that provide an evening's ambiance. See the dance floor waiting to escort its couples. And look for the smiling faces waiting to greet you and direct your night of formal celebration. In almost every facet of Fairchild's upcoming 60th Anniversary
0 8/30
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – MaKenzie Oldenburg zips down the high-rope obstacle at the Adventure Dynamics ropes course near Spokane, Wash. MaKenzie, a student at Michael Anderson Elementary School here, attended the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program camp Aug. 20-24. The camp was open to students who finished a 10-week DARE classroom program, an international program that gives children skills to avoid drug, gang and violence involvement. (U.S. Air Force photo / Susan Conard) Fairchild’s annual DARE campaign wraps up with summer camp
After 10 weeks of education and training, several Fairchild elementary school students completed the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program with a summer camp finale. Founded in Los Angeles 24 years ago and now an international program, DARE America is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons geared for children from kindergarten through
0 8/28
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- David Adams and his Sentry Dog King 12M5 shortly after his arrival from technical school in June 1968. Mr. Adams was a member of the 92nd Bomb Wing Security Police Squadron from June 1968 until September 1969, when he was sent to Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. (Courtesy Photo) Fairchild dog handler returns after nearly 30 years
David Adams, a former K-9 handler with the 92nd Bomb Wing, now the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, visited Fairchild Aug. 10 after almost 30 years. Mr. Adams was a member of the 92nd Security Police Squadron here from June 1968 through September 1969, and was given the opportunity to spend the day with Tech. Sgt. Max Talley, 92nd Security Forces Squadron
0 8/23
2007
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