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  • USAF helps deceased members’ families

    The loss of a service member is a drastic blow to both the Air Force and the surviving family members. The Air Force Survivor Assistance Program was designed to meet the needs of the families left behind. The program is designed to aid the next of kin, whether it be a spouse, parents, siblings or other family. The program uses ties several
  • Death camp survivor speaks at Holocaust luncheon

    “I’m not taking for granted I am alive,” said Noemi Ban, the guest speaker at the Holocaust Observance Week luncheon held April 28 at Club Fairchild. She is a survivor of the Nazis’ most infamous death camp during World War II – Auschwitz. Ms. Ban told a crowd of more than 100 military and civilians about her experiences during her time in the
  • Plastic balls ward off bird strikes

    The 92nd Flight Safety Office dropped approximately 7,500 small, plastic balls into a drainage ditch on the south side of the runway April 28. This is in addition to the more than 20,000 balls that were already there. No, it wasn’t an accident, it’s actually a part of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing’s bird aircraft strike hazard avoidance program. This
  • Fairchild Airmen, Squadron take home regional honors

    Both a Fairchild Airman and squadron each received prestigious regional awards at a ceremony held downtown April 20. Senior Master Sgt. Brian Lavoie, 92nd Operations Support Squadron tower chief controller, and the 92nd Aeromedical-Dental Squadron as a whole were awarded the titles of 2005 Armed Forces Persons of the Year and the recipient of the
  • Cheney thanks Fairchild Airmen for support

    Vice President Richard B. Cheney told servicemembers gathered at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., they are playing a key role in the war on terrorism and that their countrymen believe in them and their mission. The vice president visited the home of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing April 17 and told a gathering of about 600 Airmen and other
  • Recognizing Excellence: AMC selects Fairchild Security Forces as its 2005 outstanding medium unit

    It’s been a year of major accomplishments and many firsts for Team Fairchild’s 92nd Security Forces Squadron. Whether it was supporting the relief operations for Tsunami-struck Asia, participating in counter-drug operations in South America or providing non-stop support for Global War on Terrorism, Fairchild defenders have provided security across
  • A life of service

    A woman’s work is never done, and for those currently serving in today’s Air Force, the opportunity to undertake additional responsibility has never been greater. Although the legacy of answering the nation’s call is not a new enterprise, the present atmosphere of equality and recognition is. During her three-day visit here last week in observance
  • Case Closed: Office of Special Investigation takes top Air Force honors

    The Office of Special Investigation here walked away with the “2005 Air Force OSI Small Detachment of the Year” award March 16. The detachment competed for the award against more than 200 other small detachments world wide. “The key to our success was our balanced approach to all of our core mission areas,” said Casey Fitzpatrick, Special Agent in
  • Fire injures 2, evacuates 250

    Two people were injured and nobody died after a civil engineering work center caught fire Monday at approximately 1:35 p.m. A civilian contractor was taken to a downtown hospital for treatment for singed facial hair and a firefighter was taken to the on-base optometry clinic for treatment of a scratched cornea. Firefighters from the 92nd Civil
  • Family, friends will miss Medical Group Airman

    As the white-gloved-hands of a lone honor guard member delicately placed a red, blue and white wreath on the altar, many stood in somber silence to pay their final respects to a fallen hero during a memorial service on Tuesday at the Base Chapel here. Staff Sgt. Matthew Walrod, 25, aerospace medical service specialist, assigned to the 92nd Medical
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