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Airman 1st Class Nathan Hopkins trains Airman Britney Hogue how to defuel a KC-135 Stratotanker using an R-12 fuel truck. POL Airmen are responsible for providing optimal refueling support on and off the flight line. Both Hopkins and Hogue are 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operators. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño) POL Airmen keep tankers flying
Fairchild is renowned for its aerial refueling capabilities for the United States Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and allied nation aircraft. The KC-135 Stratotanker has been called a “flying fuel depot,” but what many overlook is the Airmen who supply the gas it needs to accomplish its global reach mission.Airmen from the 92nd Logistics
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Tech. Sgt. Joshua Pagel, 66th Training Squadron military training leader flight chief, talks with students during formation Jan. 16, 2018, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Pagel is one of five MTLs assigned to the 66th TRS to assist transitioning Airmen between Basic Military Training and their first duty stations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) Taking a step outside of their AFSC: Military Training Leader
Military training leaders are non-commissioned officers vectored through the Developmental Special Duty program to assist transitioning Airmen between BMT and their first duty stations.
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The Air Force Career Skills Program affords transitioning Airmen an opportunity during their final 180 days of their active-duty service to participate in apprenticeships, internships and job shadowing opportunities in the civilian workforce. (U.S. Air Force photo/Courtesy Photo) DOD program links Airmen to career opportunities
After 7,300 days of serving in the military, Airmen find themselves reaching retirement, discovering new interests and choosing a place to make their forever home.
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Senior Airman Eli Romesburg, 92nd Operations Support Squadron airfield systems journeyman, discusses waste in the Air Force with his Airman Leadership School classmates Nov. 27, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Discussing ways to reduce waste, care for resources and improve the force are just a few topics ALS instructor cadre discuss with their students. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) Taking a step outside of their AFSC: Airman Leadership School cadre
There is no greater responsibility in the Air Force than training the men and women who raise their right hand to serve their country. As Airmen, professionals and future leaders, trainees' development depends on the mentors they meet and the Professional Military Education they receive throughout their Air Force careers.
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PR Fairchild Airman supports effort in Puerto Rico
Sept. 20, the wind raged between 110 and 155 miles per hour as Hurricane Maria hit the United States territory of Puerto Rico. Power was knocked out across the island, infrastructure collapsed, plants were uprooted from the ground and water flooded across large areas.
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ATA Fairchild Airman takes home ATA award
The Airlift/Tanker Association holds a Symposium and Technology Exposition every year to bring together men and women from all over the world including Air Force leaders, industry professionals and mobility Airmen past and present.
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The Fairchild Honor Guard conducts military funeral training Nov. 16, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Honor guard’s mission is unlike any other, spending upward of 60 hours a week together traveling, training and preparing for ceremonies. The Fairchild Honor Guard covers the entire Pacific Northwest community, displaying their precision and excellence in Washington, Montana, Idaho and Oregon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) Taking a step outside of their AFSC: Honor Guard NCO in charge
With a sharp click of a heel and distinct command, a line of disciplined honor guardsmen begin to fold the American flag with grace, precision and determination. The rendering of military funeral honors for veterans is not only mandated by law, it’s the responsibility and duty of Air Force Honor Guardsmen around the world.
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MMA War or the Cage
The day’s pent-up energy reaches a climax, his lime green “autistic kids rock!” t-shirt stands out in the bustling room, a clear sign that Tyler McGuire has entered the cage. Standing across from him is his opponent whose goal is to take him down.The crowd buzzes with excitement as Staff Sgt. Tyler McGuire, 66th Training Squadron operations NCO in
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Master Sgt. Lance Hasz, 92nd Force Support Squadron Career Assistance Advisor, talks with Airmen during an Informed Decision Briefing Oct. 27, 2017, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Hasz is one of less than 100 CAAs Air Force-wide. His position focuses on three vital aspects: customer service, regulated courses such as FTAC and professional development. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) Taking a step outside of their AFSC: Career Assistance Advisor
Whether arriving at their first duty station or nearing the end of their first enlistment, Airmen are required to receive face-to-face training with some of their base’s leading experts on all things Air Force. These experts meet in forums such as Informed Decision Briefings, First Term Airman Center courses, NCO and senior NCO Professional Enhancement Seminars and various professional development courses that prepare and develop Airmen, young and old, about how to face everyday challenges.
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DCC Program gives Airmen pride, ownership DCC Program gives Airmen pride, ownership
Leaders from the 92nd and 141st AMXSs implemented the Designated Crew Chief Program early this year, an initiative to directly assign maintenance personnel to each aircraft in order to provide continuity and accuracy of aircraft documentation, status, maintenance schedules and improve overall aircraft appearance.
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