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FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – The 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection flight consists of Airmen and civilians who train and work alongside one another in order to prepare for the various situations that may arise in their line of duty. A second family to each other, the crew trains, sleeps and eats together during their 72-hour work week, making the station a home away from home. (U.S. Air Force photo / Airman 1st Class Kali L. Gradishar) Hot hands ready for action
In the middle of the night, you are startled awake. As the smell of smoke permeates the air, you hope that you remembered to replace the batteries in the smoke detector. You rise up and head for the bedroom door. Upon opening the door you see that your way to the front door is blocked, so you clamber out the window and head for the neighbor's house
0 8/23
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Capt. Micah West, 36th Rescue Flight UH-1N Huey pilot is on top of the aircraft inspecting the rotors during pre-flight checks. The pilot assists the flight engineer with pre-flight checks, while the FE is inspecting the hoist prior to a mission. The pilot is up top looking for anything out of the ordinary that may cause the aircraft to fly incorrectly, or could possible cause a problem. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Tech. Sgt. Larry W. Carpenter Jr.) 36th RQF pilots get the job done
The sky is pitch black; you can only see a green haze through your night vision goggles as you skirt the treetops at 50 feet. The snow is blowing and the wind gusting. It seems like everything that could happen to make the mission more difficult is taking place. Holding the aircraft steady so the flight engineer can lower a stokes litter to the
0 8/21
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Tech. Sgt. Michael Bergquist, Washington Air National Guardsman activated to the 92nd Security Forces Squadron here, crosses the finish line first during a base-wide 5k run Aug. 10, which took place during the post-Unit Compliance Inspection Commander’s Sports Challenge. Sergeant Bergquist is a triathlon sprint specialist and will represent the Air Force on the all Military Team USA competing in the 4th annual Military World Games in India in October. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Senior Airman Chad Watkins) Fairchild sergeant headed to India for World Games
Tech. Sgt. Michael Bergquist, an Air National Guardsman activated with the 92nd Security Forces Squadron, finished sixth in the Armed Forces Triathalon Championship in July to claim the last spot on the All-Military Team USA. Making the final spot means that Sergeant Bergquist will represent the Air Force men, with one other team member, in the 4th
0 8/16
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- During pre-flight inspections, Staff Sgt. Jamie Aulbach, 36th Rescue Flight flight engineer, inspects the hoist and cable onboard a UH-1N Huey helicopter. Sergeant Aulbach is responsible for checking the deceleration points in the cable, an action which is completed before every flight that the hoist is going to be used. If the hoist will be used for people, the entire 250-foot cable is checked. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Tech. Sgt. Larry W. Carpenter Jr.) Flight Engineers 36th RQF's 'unsung heroes'
It's winter and a helicopter is maneuvering into one of the known landing zones, slowing down just enough to hit hover height. The flight engineer is leaning out the open door to ensure the helicopter is clear. As he leans out 40 feet above the ground, the pilot gives a little pedal input which swings the tail of the helicopter, giving the flight
0 8/07
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Brianna Evans (far right), Family Child Care provider here, gets down to the floor level with her daycare children. Ms. Evans, who has been a Fairchild provider for one-and-a-half years, watches a total of 11 children throughout the week, including her own two daughters. Of the daycare business, she said she has “fallen into this hard … I love it!” (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Connie L. Bias) Open arms welcome Fairchild children
Amidst a rush of miniature socks and jumbled shoes, order and loving discipline envelop chaotic movement. Calming joy holds up a baby's tired cries in a bright living room, and on a backyard swing-set, patience stands firmly behind a reprimand. Welcome to the homes of Fairchild's childcare providers, who spend their days (and often their nights and
0 7/24
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Billy Harp, airframe powerplant general mechanic, checks the torque on the transmission of a UH-1N Huey during a vibration check July 17. Mr. Harp is a mechanic that helps maintain the 36th Rescue Flight’s fleet of helicopters that support local search and rescue operations, as well as the 336th survival school. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Larry W. Carpenter Jr.) Mechanics keep 36th RQF in flight
The call comes in that a survival school student has been injured in the mountains during training and is in need of immediate evacuation. The 36th Rescue Flight jumps into action, they get a team together, load up in a UH1-N Huey and head over to evacuate the student and get him the medical care needed. The second scenario starts with the same
0 7/19
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Propped against the landing gear of a Douglas A-26 Invader, retired Maj. Malcolm A. Stewart reflects on his time in the sky over England in this type of aircraft. Major Stewart served during World War II from September 1943 to December 1945 flying various fighter and transport aircraft, to include the P-51 Mustang and the Douglas C-47 Skytrain. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Tech. Sgt. Larry W. Carpenter Jr.) Retired Fairchild officer pays a visit
Retired Maj. Malcolm A. Stewart reflects on his years as a pilot in Heritage Park here in the presence of two of the many aircraft that he has flown throughout his illustrious career, the Douglas C-47 Skytrain, also nicknamed "Gooney Bird" and the Douglas A-26 Invader. Major Stewart returned to Spokane, Wash. to attend his 68th high-school reunion.
0 7/17
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – The 92nd Air Refueling Wing’s heraldic device blends Fairchild’s past and present to form a heritage-rich plaque. The device will accompany Col. Thomas Sharpy, 92nd ARW commander to Dover Air Force Base, Dele., where he will explain the plaque to attendees of the 18th Air Force commanders and command chiefs conference. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Connie L. Bias) Heraldic device symbolizes Fairchild's pride
History. Community. Mobility. Expeditionary Airmen. These are just a few words that describe Fairchild and the 92nd Air Refueling Wing. Just as they apply to the wing, they apply to the wing's heraldic device, a small but important plaque that combines Fairchild's rich heritage, strong stand in the current day and promising future. "Heraldic
0 7/10
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Kimberly Hawks kneels with her medical alert dog, Zeuss, an 18-month-old German Shepherd. Kimberly obtained Zeuss from a breeder in Seattle, Wash., after detailed research about medical dogs and their services. Zeuss comes from an accomplished canine family; his parents are both champion show dogs, and his brother is a drug detection dog in Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Connie L. Bias) Service dog aids Fairchild family member
Kimberly Hawks has always loved animals. From the time she was a child, she has depended on her pets for comfort, support and companionship. So her German Shepherd, Zeuss, is really no different. The sleek, black-coated18-month-old purebred stays by Kimberly's side night and day, offering constant loyalty and friendship. But that's not all Zuess
0 7/06
2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – A local man recycles his items at the base Recycling Center, a facility recognized for its excellent services. Available to anyone able to access the base, the crates outside of the center provide a space for various recyclable materials. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kali L. Gradishar) Making our earth a better place
How can you save on your garbage bill? One way is to simply recycle. Take a glance at all the things thrown into the garbage containers put out once a week to be collected. Just how much of that can be recycled into something useful? Recycling doesn't have to be a time-consuming thing. It can take as long as bringing recyclable materials to the
0 7/06
2007
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