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  • Fairchild welcomes Honorary Commanders

    A new group of Fairchild Honorary Commanders were officially welcomed during a reception at the wing commander's residence Saturday night. Local business and civic leaders, Honorary Commanders are chosen based on their ability and willingness to carry the Fairchild story to friends and associates in the local area and beyond. Each of the Honorary
  • Tearin' it up

  • Medications being used to harm instead of heal

    Most parents know to keep medicine out of the hands of small children. However, toddlers and pre-schoolers aren't the only ones sneaking into cabinets and causing trouble. Many teenagers and young adults are now using over-the-counter and prescription drugs as an easy and cheap way to get high, said Peter LeGrand, Fairchild's drug demand reduction
  • Airman helps deployed members become citizens

    Servicemembers deployed to a combat zone receive expedited processing of their Naturalization packages. One of the duties I assumed when I arrived at Bagram Airfield placed me in charge of immigration here, and on Veteran's Day I coordinated the naturalization of 61 soldiers. The naturalization process (through which a person acquires U.S.
  • Wing headquarters building gets a historic makeover

    The 92nd Air Refueling Wing headquarters building is in Phase I of a construction plan to professionalize workspaces as well as restore a historic feeling to the building. "We're modernizing the interior to provide our Airmen a more professional place to work, but are also bringing back some historical features to represent our heritage," said Col.
  • Fairchild rescue flight saves 3 in busy week

    Helicopter crews from the 36th Rescue Flight here rescued a man and his son Jan. 11 and one woman on Sunday in what turned out to be a busy, heroic week in North Idaho. Sunday's save was number 613 for the flight, which is part of the U.S. Survival School, a tenant unit at Fairchild. The action started the evening of Jan. 10, when the 36th RQF was
  • Right start: We bring ‘em in Right!

    Briefings, appointments and more briefings ... Anyone who has moved within the military system knows what it's like to sit through the onslaught of new-base information, to yawn through the mandatory Right Start. Fairchild does it different. Here, you grab-bag the information you want, from colleges and banks to local-area attractions. Sure, there
  • Passing it on

  • Fairchild Airmen pick up language the fast, free way

    Learning a new language can be a long process. Some of us spent four years of high school instruction just trying to hold a conversation. (Some of us never really knew what we were talking about.) For many who kept at it in college, those conversations often came with a credit-hour price tag. If the drawn-out, expensive path didn't work for you,