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  • 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,
  • National Prayer Breakfast unites Americans worldwide

    For more than 50 years, this nation has been praying as one ... officially. On Feb. 1, we'll continue that trend with the National Prayer Breakfast. Originally called the Presidential Prayer Breakfast, the annual dedicated prayer time started with President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his Congress members in 1953. Since then, the practice has grown
  • Environmental assessments available for public review

    Environmental assessments and findings of no significant impact have been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality, and Air Force regulations to analyze the potential environmental consequences of proposals to construct two new facilities. One EA analyzes potential impacts from
  • Fairchild takes the next step in the progression of news delivery

    By April 1, the way Fairchild Airmen and the community receive their base news will take on a new twist with a shift from the traditional base newspaper to a solely electronic product. All Fairchild news will be found on the base public Web site, http://public.fairchild.amc.af.mil/. "This new format will allow the public affairs office to
  • Heartlink helps spouses

    Ahhh ... You're finally at Fairchild, your new base. The end of moving stress is almost tangible, you have a new Air Force family and Spokane is waiting for your exploration. If you're the non-uniformed spouse in this picture, you may also be alone in your unfamiliar house, friendless, and clueless about military rules, acronyms, customs - in
  • Fairchild Climate Survey gives members a voice

    Have a great supervisor you'd like to highlight? A work environment that needs improvement? A morale complaint you'd rather voice anonymously? Well, gather your thoughts - your open forum starts Wednesday with the wing-wide unit climate assessment. "I'd like to receive feedback from every person in the wing eligible to participate in this UCA,"
  • They're here to save your life

    Sixty-six made it in. Only 33 made it out. On Dec. 15, in a display of honor and accomplishment, less than three dozen new Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape specialists received a graduation certificate, a sage beret, and an appreciation letter delivered personally by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris. After almost six months of intensive, grueling