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  • Team Fairchild celebrates holiday season

    Team Fairchild was joined by Santa Claus for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the base chapel Dec. 1. The ceremony has been enjoyed by Fairchild members and their families for more than 35 years. Attendees enjoyed caroling, hot chocolate, cookies, the holiday tree lighting and sitting on Santa’s lap.
  • Treats 2 Troops, Spokane gives back to deployed Airmen

    Team Fairchild volunteers packed more than 400 care packages for deployed military members as part of KREM 2 News’ initiative, Treats 2 Troops, Nov. 29.
  • Fairchild rocks Global Thunder

    Several Fairchild KC-135 Stratotankers stand ready near the alert facility in the gloom of a frosty November morning; the airfield is tense, yet quiet. A klaxon abruptly sounds; proceeding, dozens of aircrew and maintainers charged out onto the flightline within seconds, beelining to the waiting aircraft.
  • Fairchild welcomes new honorary commanders

    Eleven honorary commanders were welcomed and inducted into the base's Honorary Commander program during a ceremony Nov. 17.
  • Congress representative visit Fairchild AFB

    Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers of Washington visits the 92nd Medical Group to learn about the Military Health System GENESIS program at Fairchild Air Force Base, Nov. 17, 2017. MHS GENESIS integrates inpatient and outpatient solutions that connect medical and dental information electronically across the continuum of care, from point of injury to the
  • Global Thunder keeps Airmen ready for anything

    Team Fairchild participated in a United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) exercise, Global Thunder 18, to enhance joint mobility operations with Air National Guard partners and to execute and sustain mission readiness.
  • Good mental health critical to readiness

    Mental health is a critical part of every Airman’s medical readiness. Although many service members worry that seeking mental health care will negatively effect their career, the opposite is usually true. With early identification and the right treatment by a medical professional, most mental health issues get better quickly without any negative career impact.
  • WA Secretary of State visits Fairchild AFB

    Colonel Scot Heathman, 92nd Air Refueling Wing vice commander, gives a mission brief to Kim Wyman, Washington Secretary of State, during a base visit at Fairchild AFB, Washington, Nov. 15, 2017. Wyman spoke with base leadership about the importance of voting and received information about Fairchild’s voting program. For more information on voting,
  • First Stop Initiative improves access to mental and behavioral health care

    Navigating a complex healthcare system and seeking out a mental health specialist can be overwhelming and time consuming. As a result, many are reluctant to address treatable mental health concerns. To make it easier for patients, the Air Force has implemented a program called First Stop Initiative, making the primary care clinic the first stop for all mental and behavioral health concerns.
  • Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage

    On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions.