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92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen manually deice a KC-135 Stratotanker Dec. 12, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. During the winter months, deicing happens nearly every day. In 2015, Fairchild used 24,810 gallons of deicing fluid. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) Snow begins to fall on Fairchild, KC-135
Spokane gets an average of 47 inches of snow per year, which provides opportunities for recreation as well as challenges with both ground and air travel. With rapidly dropping wind chills and the arrival of fog, snow and ice, Airmen from the 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron are spending time on the flight line clearing the way for the wing's global reach air refueling mission.
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Staff Sgt. Laura Grainger poses with one of her dogs mid-walk at Warrior Park Dec. 8, 2016, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. SSgt. Grainger was selected as one of "Fairchild's Finest", a monthly award given to exceptional Airmen and NCOs. Fairchild's Finest Staff Sgt. Laura Grainger
Fairchild's Finest Staff Sgt. Laura Grainger
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Senior Airman Logan Lingren, 92nd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance technician, creates a rivet pattern on a piece of sheet metal Nov. 15, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. Lingren has been at Fairchild since 2012. He leads many programs in his shop and trains new Airmen on the basics of aircraft structural maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) Fairchild Airman helps stop violent crime
Oct. 16, 2016, began as a normal day for Senior Airman Logan Lingren, unaware that his actions in a local restaurant restroom would make the evening news.“I was doing my laundry at a laundromat in the Shadle area,” said Lingren, 92nd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance technician. “While my clothes were in the washer, I walked over
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B-52 crews at Fairchild scramble during an alert in 1961. (Courtesy photo) Fairchild to celebrate 75th anniversary
Before the 92nd Air Refueling Wing existed, the 92nd Bombardment Group was created, beginning the revolution of air refueling. On March 1, 1942, the 92nd BG was activated at Barksdale Field, Louisiana, existing only on paper before ultimately moving to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, and then to Sarasota, Florida, where people were eventually assigned.
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Tech. Sgt. Adam J. Blizman, 92nd Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control Tower watch supervisor, stands in front of a doppler radar station in the air traffic control tower Nov 10, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. Showing outstanding leadership led to his selection as one of Fairchild’s Finest, a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Lackey) Fairchild's Finest Tech. Sgt. Adam Blizman
A weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen.
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Capt. Deborah Gaddis, 509th Weapons Squadron training flight commander and Weapons Instructor Course instructor, accepts the 2016 Col. Joe Jackson Award for Excellence in Mobility Tactics from Gen. Carlton Everhart, Air Mobility Command commander, and Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, United States Forces Japan commander and previous AMC director of operations, Sept. 15, 2016, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. This annual award represents the very best in the significant achievement in mobility tactics, application of innovative weapons and tactics employment, and the instruction and evaluation of tactics which significantly contributed to increased readiness.
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Instructor pilot awarded AF Col. Joe Jackson Award
Capt. Deborah Gaddis is the 509th Weapons Squadron training flight commander, a Weapons Instructor Course instructor and a certified KC-135 Stratotanker instructor pilot. She has been at Fairchild Air Force Base since 2010; first as a pilot with the 92nd Operations Group and in 2015 she became an instructor with the 509th Weapons Squadron.
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Senior Airman Brandon Johnson, 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron materiel handling and equipment journeyman, takes a carburetor off an engine Oct. 13, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. His leadership selected him as one of Fairchild’s Finest, a weekly recognition program that highlights top-performing Airmen.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell)
Fairchild’s Finest Senior Airman Brandon Johnson
Rank and Name: Senior Airman Brandon JohnsonUnit of assignment: 92nd Logistics Readiness SquadronDuty title: Materiel handling and equipment journeymanHome town and state: Moreno Valley, CaliforniaWhat do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?I inspect, maintain and repair vehicles that are vital to base operations at Fairchild. I also bolster
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(Courtesy Photo) Fairchild secretary retires after 58 years
Born on May 26, 1937, in Eureka, Montana, Jerald “Smitty” Smith, the oldest of four, grew up in a family of loggers. Not wanting to be a logger himself, at 18 years old Smitty, the first on his father’s side, joined the U.S. Navy on Jan. 2, 1956 and headed to six weeks of basic training.
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Senior Airman Tyler Karr, 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron mission generation vehicle and equipment maintenance journeyman, verifies a snow broom is in good working condition Oct. 3, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base. Airmen change fluids, filters, safety items such as windshield wipers, conduct in-depth inspections and tire maintenance prior to the first snowfall.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) LRS prepares for first snowfall
Washington winters can cause issues for vehicles on the roadways and in the skies. At Fairchild, the 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance shop begins preparing for the unpredictable winter months and the weather they bring, eight months prior to the anticipated first snowfall.
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The military offers a wide array of different resources for Airmen and their families to learn valuable skills to maintain a healthy professional and personal life. This includes the Chaplain, mental health, supervision and numerous avenues through the Airman & Family Readiness Center including the Military Family Life Counselor Program. MFLCs provide coping methods for professional and personal life pressures Airmen and their families may be feeling such as deployments, separation, homesickness, parenting issues, conflict resolution and many more.(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mackenzie Richardson) MFLCs integrate into units
When you break a bone, you are rushed to the nearest hospital where you’re poked, prodded and wrapped in a cast by doctors and specialists who will ensure your broken bones heal properly. When experiencing troubles or stress in an individual’s personal or work life, the Military Family Life Counselors are here to help ensure Airmen and their families heal properly and are fit to fight.
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