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  • 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
  • Chief Barron shares his thoughts on enlisted welfare

    The following are excerpts from an interview with Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Barron Jr., during his recent visit to Fairchild. Q. What was the purpose of your visit to Fairchild? A. First and most important, to say thanks. Thanks to all of our Airmen, for all they do everyday, and the sacrifices they and their families make for our country. I'm a
  • AFSO 21 tools used to reveal inefficiencies in tanker scheduling, streamline procedures

    Members of Fairchild's operations and maintenance communities spent this week in the base education center working out a better process for scheduling flying missions. They were participating in an Air Force Smart Operations 21 event, under the guidance of Fairchild's AFSO 21 consultant, Bill Long. Part of the first day was spent learning to use
  • AFSO21 tools enable Air Force to improve process

    You can do more with less - if you have less waste in your process, said Bill Long, Fairchild's Air Force Smart Operations 21 consultant. AFSO 21 is an Air Force unique process-improvement program that uses the best parts of several civilian efficiency plans, said Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne at a conference at Andrews Air Force
  • Fairchild aircrew teams with Maxwell medics for aeromedical evacuation

    Typically, the KC-135 Stratotanker is known for its aerial refueling, but a Fairchild aircrew that returned here Sunday had the opportunity to demonstrate one of the aircraft's other roles - aeromedical evacuation. The crew of three, all new to this type of mission, was teamed with an Air Force Reserve medical unit out of Maxwell Air Force Base,
  • Technical sergeant promotion via video teleconference

    Kevin Ritter was STEP promoted to technical sergeant Saturday during a video teleconference meeting with Col. Scott Hanson, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander. Sergeant Ritter, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron NCO in charge of customer service, was in Southwest Asia. Colonel Hanson was in the Fairchild command post. Chief Master Sgt. Mark Luzader, 92nd
  • New master sergeant ends week with additional stripe

    Technical Sgt. Brian Lawrence, 92nd Aeromedical Dental Squadron NCO in charge of aerospace physiology training flight operations, was briefing a class in a conference room Sept. 15 when Col. Scott Hanson, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Mark Luzader, 92nd ARW command chief, arrived to deliver some news.They STEP promoted
  • Ball remembers, celebrates Air Force heritage

    Team Fairchild commemorated the Air Force's 59th birthday Saturday with a ball themed "Lasting heritage...Limitless horizons."The event, which drew more than 500 people representing Fairchild and the local community, was held in the historic Building 2050, hangars 2 and 4."Under this (hangar's) roof literally thousands of P-51s and B-17s returned
  • Maintainers improving system through AFSO21

    If you could reduce the number of steps an Airman in the 92nd Maintenance Squadron's Periodic Inspection Element has to climb everyday, you could give him back a lot of time. It would also be an excellent example of Air Force Smart Operations 21 in action. Until recently, working inside the cargo area of the KC-135 was a cluttered space during
  • Airmen and families gather for retreat ceremony to remember 9/11

    Five years later, Fairchild hasn't forgotten. In a ceremony here Monday afternoon, Fairchild honored the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as well as the 2,900 Americans who have lost their lives fighting the Global War on Terrorism since 9/11. "You've heard the saying that freedom isn't free," said Col. Scott Hanson, 92nd Air