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  • 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
  • AMC Mission Support commanders visit base

    Nine Air Mobility Command Mission Support Group commanders toured Fairchild Nov. 16 in hopes of finding something they can incorporate into their groups at their home bases. The program, called the Excellent Installation Orientation program, gives other AMC mission support group commanders a chance to see initiatives at installations across the
  • Fairchild first sergeants spread holiday warmth with

    Fairchild first sergeants filled 185 boxes with all the makings of a Thanksgiving dinner and distributed them to junior Airmen across the base Nov. 17 as part of Operation Warmheart. Each box contained a turkey, stuffing, dinner rolls, vegetables, potatoes, gravy and pie crush and filling, all bought at the Fairchild commissary. The first sergeants
  • Fairchild honors military veterans of past, present

    The last time Navy veteran John Custer flew in a U.S. Air Force aircraft was when he was being lifted from a Saigon hospital back to his ship in Danang more than 35 years ago. That changed when he was offered the opportunity to fly in a Fairchild KC-135 Stratotanker in honor of Veteran's Day. He and four other military veterans, now all local
  • 701st AEW hits the ground running

    Members of Team Fairchild simulated a deployment to an austere forward operating base Nov. 13 as part of an Ability to Survive and Operate exercise at Camp Airey on base. Deployed as the 701st Air Expeditionary Wing, Team Fairchild's mission in Exercise Thunderbolt is to provide aerial refueling, airlift and aeromedical evacuation mission support
  • Communications squadron creates Troop Care Packages

    Airmen from the Communications Squadron sent a bit of home to troops fighting overseas the first week of November by making care packages for them. With the help of Jan Sass, founder of U.S. Troop Care Package, Airmen filled the packages with pillows, snacks, toiletry items, reading materials, calling cards and any other items donated to the
  • 2006 Penton Team Visits Fairchild

    The 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Flight was one of three in Air Mobility Command picked to compete in this year's Penton Award for Best Fuels Flight. The team, consisting of Col. Joseph Codispodi and Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Hudgins, toured the fuels flight Nov. 7, meeting the fuels flight personnel and evaluating their technical
  • 92nd ARW celebrates Wingman Day

    Airmen and civilians alike set aside their work for a few hours Nov. 6 to participate in Wingman Day, a base-wide effort to remind everyone of the importance of looking out for each other and being a good "wingman." Each squadron was responsible for organizing their own briefings, which focused on such issues as suicide and sexual assault