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Airman 1st Class Tiffany Cristo, 92nd Force Support Squadron food services apprentice, and Airman 1st Class Marina Ericson, 92nd FSS food services apprentice, prepare food for boxed meals, Aug. 24, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. The flight kitchen offers an online order form through the base’s SharePoint, so Airmen can see what foods are available and place an order. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell) Food is fuel, Fairchild’s flight kitchen
If you have been to the Warrior Dining Facility, chances are you’ve walked past what is called the flight kitchen, but only a fraction of team Fairchild members have ever entered it.
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Spokane County Fire District 10 firefighters train during a West Plains Academy course December 4, 2014. After completion of the 12-week academy, firefighters continue their training with extensive emergency medical technician training and perfecting basic firefighting skills. (Courtesy Photo) Fairchild Airmen serve as first responders for the community
As members of the United States Air Force, Fairchild Airmen are held to a higher standard to serve their country and give back to their local community. For some Airmen, utilizing their military skills to work alongside Spokane County Fire District firefighters has provided them a way to give back and discover a new passion.“Fairchild Airmen
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(From left to right) 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron refueling equipment operators: Senior Airman Devin Carpenter, Airman 1st Class Robert Santana, Airman 1st Class Alexander Munson and Airman Victor Ortiz walk out to the fuel equipment staging area July 25, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. At the start of every shift, fuels equipment operators go through an extensive checklist to ensure operational safety. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Ryan Lackey) Fueling around with the mission
Adorned with training computer terminals and dark leather couches, the staging area for the fuels distribution team has the tense air of any waiting room. Refueling equipment operators can be seen pouring over the latest training materials, going over safety checklists and reviewing daily schedules, waiting with anticipation for an order to come through a tiny window in the wall that leads to the fuels dispatcher. A phone rings.
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Richard Bong in the cockpit of a P-38 Lightning. (Photo provided by the 92nd Air Refueling Wing Historian Office) Why is that road on base called "Bong" Street?
Bong Street is named after Richard I. Bong, America’s “Ace of Aces.” While flying the P-38 Lightning fighter in the Pacific during World War II, Bong achieved 40 aerial victories, the most by any pilot in United States history.Bong grew up on a farm in Poplar, Wisconsin, and began flight training in California in June 1941. He later went to
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Senior Airman Jasmine Garza, 92nd Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician, talks with a patient July 29, 2016 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Her leadership selected her as one of Fairchild’s Finest, a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Sean Campbell) Fairchild’s Finest Senior Airman Jasmine Garza
Rank and Name: Senior Airman Jasmine Garza Unit of Assignment: 92nd Medical Operations Squadron Duty title: Mental health technician
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Chief Master Sgt. Christian Pugh, 92nd Air Refueling Wing command chief, speaks to Airmen during his retirement ceremony July 27, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. During his time as command chief at Fairchild, Pugh took a hands-on role in leading Airmen. He made trips out to different sections and took the time to talk with individual Airmen and see there perspectives of their work environments and roles in the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell) Team Fairchild command chief retires
While Chief Master Sgt. Christian Pugh, 92nd Air Refueling Wing command chief, was going through Basic Military Training the trainers put all the Airmen in room, gave them a piece of paper and told them to write down skills the new trainees had. Pugh was able to fill up both sides of the paper.
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Airman 1st D’Andre Davis, 92nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace repair apprentice, assists in break down of a tire with Airman 1st Class Cody Mathews, 92nd MXS aerospace repair journeyman, at Fairchild Air Force Base July 22, 2016. The aerospace repair shop is tasked with wheel and tire assembly for all KC-135 Stratotanker operations within Pacific Air Force as well as KC-135 operations at Fairchild. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mackenzie Richardson) Aero repair keeps aircraft flying high
Fairchild Air Force Base is home to nearly 35 KC-135 Stratotankers, most of which are approaching their 60th birthdays. With little rest for the lynch pin of global reach air refueling in sight, these KC-135s rely on a highly-trained, responsible group of maintainers to keep them in the air.The 92nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace repair shop is
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Senior Airman Tara Harvard, 92nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight and operational medical technician, poses for a photo in a patient ward at the 92nd Medical Group clinic at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., June 28, 2016. Harvard completed flight medic school at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio in May. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sam Fogleman) Medic gets FOMT certification, works directly with flying units
Those wearing flight suits might seem a little out of place at the 92nd Medical Group clinic here. However, when the story is discovered, the attire becomes another palpable symbol of Total Force Integration and One Team One Fight.Senior Airman Tara Harvard, 92nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight and operational medical technician, joined the Air
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Four Washington National Guard F-86 Sabres in formation. In 1950, the 116th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron was the first guard unit west of the Mississippi River equipped with jets. (Courtesy Photo) F-86 wreckage rediscovered 60 years later
In September 2015, a small team with the United States Forest Service gathered more than 60 miles from Fairchild Air Force Base to begin surveying land near Timber Mountain, Washington, in the 1.1 million acre Colville National Forest.After hours of surveying, they came across aircraft wreckage with no indication of the aircraft’s origin, mission
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Lt. Col. Caroline Coleman 92nd Mission Support Group deputy commander, and Lt. Col Mathew Coleman 92nd Operation Support Squadron commander, take a photo with their son and daughter. The Coleman’s met at MacDill Air Force base, Florida. (Courtesy photo) An Air Force love story: mil-to-mil marriage can work
On Friday nights at MacDill Air Force Base, 16 lieutenants would meet for fun and games. For one of them, a special night there would change his life. “We would go to the officers club and play a lot of crud,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Coleman, 92nd Operations Support Squadron commander. “I just remember one night as I was playing, I saw her over at the score board, keeping score and I kept noticing her.”
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