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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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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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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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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. Chad Marchesseault, 92nd Operations Group deputy commander, flew a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base during an air-refueling exercise over Washington State April 5, 2016. One of the receivers, a C-17 Globemaster hailing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, was flown by Chad’s youngest brother, Capt. Lance Marchesseault, 62nd Operations Support Squadron airlift director. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell) Connecting at 22,000 feet
It was a beautiful spring day in April 2016, when two KC-135 Stratotankers took flight from Fairchild Air Force Base to participate in an ordinary air-refueling training exercise. The sun was warm, the sky was blue and there was nothing in the way of the flight the Marchesseault brothers were about to experience; for them, the day was anything but
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