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  • Team Fairchild keeps aircraft flying at Nellis during Red Flag 07-01

    More than 40 members of Team Fairchild returned home Oct. 21 after spending two weeks at Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas, Nev., supporting Red Flag 07-01. Red Flag, established in 1975, is a two-week realistic combat training exercise involving combat forces from all branches of the military, including Guard, Reserve and NATO allies. Red Flag
  • CRO candidates fight for elite positions

    Twenty-two men reported to Fairchild in late October planning on becoming part of an elite group of officers. Eleven went home disappointed. The 11 that remained heard those magic words, "You've got a career now that you're going to love!" That career is as a Combat Rescue Officer. Currently there are 61 Air Force active duty CROs, pronounced
  • Aluminum eagle statue soars over Michael Anderson Elementary

    An artist from Pullman, Wash., and a crane operator from Spokane placed a 200 pound eagle on top of a stainless steel three-legged base at Anderson Elementary school on base Oct. 28. The kinetic sculpture, made of aluminum and strengthened with steel cables, is the culmination of a three-year project. Miles Pepper, the artist, based the sculpture
  • Rescue Flight performs 609th save

    The 36th Rescue Flight here performed their 609th save Wednesday when they found a woman who was missing in the Harvard, Idaho, area since Tuesday afternoon. The 36th RQF, which was activated in 1971, is part of the 336th Training Group here at Fairchild. The Latah County Sheriff department requested the Air Force's help early Wednesday morning,
  • Survival team crushes competition

    Competitive Airmen representing squadrons across the base participated in Fairchild's first Great Race on Oct. 13. The teams were challenged mentally and physically figuring out clues and overcoming physical activities while trying to be first across the finish line. The Great Race, a spin-off of CBS's Amazing Race, was comprised of 11 teams with
  • Fairchild Remotivation Flight closing their doors

    Soon dust will gather on the now pristine floors of one base building. The chrome will slowly lose its shine, and one final turn of the key will leave the building uninhabited. The only thing remaining the same after the closure of the 92nd Mission Support Squadron Remotivational Flight will be the echoing silence that fills the building's sterile
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  • Medical group captain stays fit 'French' style

    Living up to the Air Force's "Fit to Fight" motto is about more than being able to run the required 1.5-mile distance for one Fairchild Airman. It is about completing a marathon race in all 50 states. At 30, Capt. Brigitte French, 92nd Medical Group Public Health Flight commander, has run marathons in 18 states and is planning her next 32. "I just
  • Sparky, Smokey educate base on fire prevention practices

    The Fairchild Fire Department will wrap up Fire Prevention Week tomorrow after a week of educating the community on the importance of fire safety. The Fire Department made many appearances around the base this past week including presentations at Michael Anderson Elementary School, the Youth Center and the Child Development Center to educate the
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