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  • Fairchild celebrates Alder House community center grand opening

    Team Fairchild celebrated the grand opening of its Alder House community center and restaurant for Airmen and their families to enjoy food, virtual reality video games, indoor sports and a children’s playground March 2. The Alder House is attached to the north side of the Red Morgan Center and houses the largest indoor playground on the west coast. All features and attractions are available to anyone on the installation, including for unit events.
  • A day in the life of Fairchild Airmen

    An F-35 Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, waits to be refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Feb. 27, 2020, near Hill AFB. Fairchild’s primary mission is to provide responsive air refueling and agile combat support across the full range of military operations to enable global reach. (U.S. Air Force
  • Fairchild refuels Whiteman B-2 aircraft

    Team Fairchild refueled two B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, as part of air refueling qualification training, Feb. 24-28 at Whiteman AFB. Air refueling qualification training ensures that both KC-135 Stratotanker and B-2 aircrews remain prepared to support Air Force missions around the globe. It also gave crews an in-depth look at skills needed to refuel the B-2.
  • Washington State installation commanders come together for first-ever forum at JBLM

    Washington State military installation commanders came together to form the first-ever WA Installation Commanders Forum at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 18-19. U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Coast Guard commanders met to problem-solve topics of mutual interest for WA military personnel. Discussions included challenges regarding spouse licensure reciprocity, housing, childcare and quality education for military children.
  • 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.