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  • Fairchild Airman saves two children

    Master Sgt. Joshua O’Brien was walking with his family around Medical Lake enjoying a unseasonably-warm Washington winter day. As they made their way toward the waterfront, O’Brien noticed two young girls walking out onto the frozen lake when the girls suddenly fell through the ice into the water below.O’Brien immediately jumped into action, diving
  • KC-135 aircrew supports Red Flag 18-2

    Aircraft from all over the nation flew in and out of the Nevada sky during Red Flag 18-2, an exercise organized at Nellis and hosted north of Las Vegas on the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag gives Airmen an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios to prepare and train for future conflicts or war. In support of this, Airmen from
  • Protecting our People Protects our Mission

    Sexual assault doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t discriminate by gender, age, ethnicity or religious affiliation. Sexual assault can happen to anyone. It’s considered to be an unthinkable, heartbreaking act that can never truly be prepared for. Sexual assault is defined as intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, physical threat, intimidation, abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. It includes rape, forcible sodomy and unwanted sexual contact or attempts to commit these acts.
  • Women’s History Month, diversity at Fairchild AFB

    [Editor’s Note: Women’s History Month is recognized during the month of March. WHM is to acknowledge the contributions that women have made throughout the years and is apparent in all walks of life. The following information is to showcase different women at Fairchild Air Force Base who serve in various career fields]
  • The Justice Files: January & February 2018

    During the month of January 2018, three Airmen received nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice and two Airmen were involuntarily separated. Commanders used the following actions as a means of punishment, rehabilitation and maintaining good order and discipline. During the month of February 2018, four airmen received nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, UCMJ, four airmen were involuntarily separated and three airmen were administratively demoted.
  • ALS honors top graduates

    Congratulations to the following Airmen of Airman Leadership School Class 18 Charlie, who earned top honors during their recent ALS graduation ceremony:John L. Levitow Award:SSgt Jacob Zahn, 384th Air Refueling SquadronCommandant Award:SrA Cory Ridenour, 66th Training SquadronAcademic Achievement Award:SrA Jonathan Otte, 92nd Aircraft Maintenance
  • Ops support assists with KC-135 mission during Red Flag 18-2

    People hear about aircraft and fighter jets accomplishing the mission all the time, whether it be KC-135 Stratotankers refueling or fighter jets fighting the fight, but what many overlook is what happens behind the scenes and what units and agencies are involved to authorize those flights.There are a couple of units that work together to initiate
  • AFAF Kicks Off

    The Air Force Aid Society, the official charity of the U.S. Air Force since 1942, is available to support Airmen in need so they don’t have to face costly life emergencies alone. AFAS works to support and enhance the USAF mission by providing emergency financial assistance, education support and community programs.
  • Leaders highlight Fairchild’s flexibility, support to joint operations

    Fairchild’s Airmen took the opportunity highlight the base’s role in that mission while hosting a mission immersion for Lt. Gen. GI Tuck, 18th Air Force commander and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Petzel, 18th AF command chief. The duo met with Fairchild Airmen face-to-face in their work environments to discuss goals, priorities and laud Airmen’s efforts first-hand March 19 through 22.
  • Fairchild executes Total Force Fury

    The 92nd and 141st Air Refueling Wings teamed up with the 452nd Air Mobility Wing from March Air Reserve Base to focus on their total force partnerships throughout a week of alert-force operations during exercise “Titan Fury” here March 2 through 9, 2018.