• 912th ARS keeps global reach mission flying from March ARB

    In an Air Force, where squadrons are separated by functions, one self-sustaining squadron soars above the rest to break the mold. The 912th Air Refueling Squadron is an active duty squadron that is a tenant unit of Fairchild Air Force Base’s 92nd Operations Group and is located at March Air Reserve Base, California. The 912th ARS integrates with the Reserve’s 336th ARS, and other units at the base, to support the base’s air mobility mission.
  • 36th RQS celebrates 50th anniversary

    The 36th Rescue Squadron celebrated 50 years of operations, here, July 15, 2021. The 36th RQS’ primary mission is to support the United States Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School training through hands-on helicopter operations for over 4,000 students per year; however they also support local civilian agencies in search and rescue operations and participation in safety investigations.
  • 92nd MDG closes COVID-19 respiratory clinic

    The 92nd Medical Group respiratory clinic, which was the base’s main COVID-19 testing clinic, closed July 1, after more than eight months of operations.
  • Fairchild Airmen support NORAD exercise Amalgam Dart 21-01

    Fairchild Air Force Base KC-135 Stratotanker aircrews participated in the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Arctic air defense exercise, Amalgam Dart 21-01, here, June 12-19, 2021. The exercise featured a variety of military aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force and U.S. Air Force, operating out of northern locations, including Alaska, Canada and Greenland.
  • Fairchild AFB, community firefighters train together, boost partnership

    The 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department hosted West Plains Recruit Academy for a fire training exercise here, June 12, 2021. “The purpose of the training is to increase our community partnership,” said Tech Sgt. Alexander Spears, 92nd CES firefighter. “We showed them around base, walked them around our KC-135 Stratotankers, shared our mission set, and put them through training with our firefighters.” The recruits got a KC-135 familiarization, trained on ladder bail-outs for deteriorating structures, and went through the confined space trainer to practice hauling someone through a small space and out of harm’s way.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • Airmen, Family Quality of Life Summit addresses D&I, housing, more

    Fairchild hosted an Airmen and Family Quality of Life Summit with key community leaders to address issues affecting members of Team Fairchild here, May 25, 2021. The summit featured discussions between Fairchild leadership and community members, aimed to improve access to affordable housing, childcare availability, and spousal licensure, as well as the education of military children and the importance of diversity and inclusion in our military and community.
  • Freedom is Life: Remembering one of Fairchild’s Favored Few

    James Yoshikazu Nagahiro was born in 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended Mid-Pacific Institute and after two years at the University of Hawaii, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was selected for the Aviation Cadet Program in 1953. Nagahiro served as B-52 pilot and instructor pilot with the 325th Bomb Squadron at Fairchild AFB, Washington, from August 1971 until he was forced to eject over North Vietnam and was taken as a Prisoner of War. In 1972 America was in its seventh year of war against North Vietnam. President Richard Nixon called on the USAF in December to implement a new war strategy that came to be known as Operation LINEBACKER II. The operation employed U.S. air power to strategically bomb major enemy targets like radio stations, railroads, power plants, and airfields in Hanoi and Haiphong, Vietnam.
  • Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

    he Air Force will resume physical fitness testing July 1 with only three components: push-ups, sit-ups and the 1.5-mile run. Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10. Updated charts can be found here.
  • 18th AF commander visits Fairchild AFB

    Leaders from 18th Air Force visited Team Fairchild and the 92nd Air Refueling Wing here, March 19-21.