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  • Construction project begins at Fairchild Medical Group

    The 92nd Medical Group is beginning a renovation project that will improve the appearance and function of the facility. Col. Scott Hanson, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, and Col. Barbara Jefts, 92nd Medical Group commander, helped to kick off Phase I of the renovation project Jan. 5 by enthusiastically crashing sledge hammers through walls of
  • Why is that road on base called “Bong” Street?

    Bong Street is named after Richard I. Bong, America's "Ace of Aces." While flying the P-38 fighter in the Pacific during World War II, Bong achieved 40 aerial victories, the most by any pilot in U.S. history. Bong grew up on a farm in Poplar, Wis. and began flight training in California in June 1941. He later went to advanced fighter training in
  • Congratulations captain selects

    Congratulations to the following Fairchild first lieutenants for being selected to the rank of captain:92nd Comptroller Squadron Joshua Cherkinsky 92nd Operations Support Squadron Mary Hoffman 92nd Air Refueling Squadron Juan Amaya Jeffrey Ballenski Russell Healy Rodger Malmgren Toby Pellenz David Rachal Matthew Ritenour David Schuster Ian Slazinik
  • Know the difference between unattended and suspicious packages

    Many people wonder why a change in force protection conditions on Fairchild results in a flood of reports of suspicious packages with mandatory building evacuations. Confusion between an unattended package and a suspicious package is generally the reason this happens. A heightened security posture requires building occupants to look for and report
  • Steppin' on up

  • Income tax filing assistance available to military

    Now that the holiday season is over, income tax season is right around the corner. The 92nd Air Refueling Wing Legal Office, with the assistance of volunteer income tax assistance representatives, will again provide free tax help, to include electronic filing, for active duty members, family members and retirees. Unit VITA representatives will
  • New A&FRC director has love for helping families

    After spending more than 19 years stationed overseas, the new Airman and Family Readiness Center director returned to the States. Linda Miles, a civil servant with 30 years of service, recently arrived from Royal Air Force Alconbury, England, to join Team Fairchild and lead the Readiness Center. Ms. Miles, a mother of two and grandmother of two
  • SERE command chief organizes Djibouti Orphanage aid

    Chief Master Sgt. William Welch, the 336th Training Group command chief, recently deployed to Djibouti, Africa. While there he recognized a need and took the initiative to make a difference. He worked with an orphanage short of everything from clothes to sporting goods to toothbrushes. The chief contacted his home unit and the 336th TRG picked up
  • Fairchild Airmen awarded Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal for heroism

    Whether it is a meth lab in Spokane, Wash., booby trapped with grenades or an Improvised Explosive Device in Baghdad, every day brings something new for an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician. On the morning of Dec. 7, two of Fairchild's EOD technicians were awarded decorations for heroism in a ceremony at the 92nd Civil Engineering Squadron's