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  • All-black Fairchild aircrew refuel Red Tail Squadron, honor Black History

    An all African-American KC-135 crew from Fairchild Air Force Base undertook a mission to refuel historic Red Tail Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 187th Fighter Wing, Dannelly Field, Alabama, Feb. 18, in honor of Black History Month.
  • Fairchild showcases modernization efforts to AMC

    Team Fairchild showcased their latest innovations and modernization efforts to Brig. Gen. Richard Gibbs, Air Mobility Command director of logistics, engineering and force protection, during his tour here last week. Team Fairchild constantly searches for innovative ways to increase productivity while saving money and resources modernizing the more than 60-year-old KC-135.
  • AFSOC Gains Valuable Training from Fairchild Tankers

    Fairchild KC-135 Stratotankers globally support many mission types as Air Mobility Command’s premiere air refueling wing and has put the recently reactivated 97th ARS to work training with C-130 aircrews that undertake dangerous flying missions.
  • Fairchild KC-135 supports aeromedical evacuation training at Travis

    Team Fairchild provided KC-135 Stratotanker support during aeromedical evacuation training for the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Feb. 10-11. Training consisted of familiarization of the KC-135 airframe for emergency evacuation procedures, simulated in-flight medical emergencies, aircraft emergency simulations and medical equipment for both Fairchild and Travis Airmen in order to qualify for semi-annual requirements.
  • Think Green: Commuting for the Gold

    Team Fairchild garnered the Commute Trip Reduction Gold Achievement Award for its commitment to upholding the Commute Trip Reduction law during 2019. The Commute Trip Reduction law was implemented as an initiative to engage local communities and employers in an effort to improve traffic congestion, air pollution and fuel consumption waste by the Washington State’s Department of Transportation in 1991.
  • Air Force Fiscal Year 2021 budget recommendations for Air Mobility Command

    Among the key features announced in the Air Force Fiscal Year 2021 Presidential Budget Request released today, Air Mobility Command is projected to face several recommended force structure adjustments to its aerial refueling and Total Force tactical airlift fleets.
  • Officer promotions receive overhaul in 2020

    Team Fairchild hosted an officer’s all-call to address coming officer development policy changes Jan. 28, at the Red Morgan Center.Topics discussed during the all-call included developmental category configuration for different core specialties, promotion zones, promotion recommendation forms and annual officer performance reports.
  • Fairchild’s newest squadron completes first mission

    Team Fairchild’s 97th Air Refueling Squadron successfully completed its first mission by supporting a 97th Air Lift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Jan. 14. The 97th ARS reactivated in October 2019, in order to support 12 additional KC-135 Stratotankers and an estimated 1,000 Airmen and families being transferred to Fairchild.
  • Team Fairchild looks toward future at base all-call

    The 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander and command chief assembled Airmen together to share the accomplishments of the previous year and Fairchild’s current strategic vision going forward during the first “all-call” meeting of the year at the base theater on Jan. 15, 2020.
  • Fairchild completes Exercise Titan Fury

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zachery Murray, 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, removes a chalk from behind the landing gear of a KC-135 Stratotanker during Exercise Titan Fury at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Dec. 9, 2019. Maintainers work day and night to keep the fleet of KC-135s ready to fly for alert crews, who in turn keep