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  • Spokane civic leaders, media fly refueling mission celebrating KC-135's 50th anniversary

    A group of 40 Spokane business society members joined Team Fairchild Wednesday to commemorate the 50th birthday of the Air Force's primary refueling aircraft.The Boeing Company debuted the KC-135 in Aug. 1956, and it was delivered to the Air Force a year later. To this date, the aircraft has supported armed conflict and humanitarian operations in
  • Wing historian relives joys, trials of old Fairchild KC-135 airframe

    "Start the water!" When I was a copilot in the KC-135A model here at Fairchild back in 1979, that order from the aircraft commander filled me with excitement and anxiety -- excitement because we were starting our takeoff roll and anxiety because I never knew if the aircraft's water injection system was actually going to work. The A model, or "steam
  • Fairchild hits MatchUP target, celebrates with food and fun

    More than 2,600 Fairchild Airmen and their families attended the 2006 MatchUP Family Fun Day Aug. 25 at Miller Park. Food, beverages and entertainment were free for the attendees. MatchUP is an Air Mobility Command wide contest administered locally by the 92nd Services Squadron. During the four-hour event, Fairchild achieved 100 percent of its
  • Command team visits Fairchild

    General Duncan J. McNabb visited here to get a first-hand look at how Team Fairchild completes its mission. The general, who leads Air Mobility Command, was accompanied by his wife, Linda, and the AMC command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Joseph E. Barron, Jr. They arrived Monday and departed Wednesday. During his visit, General McNabb stopped at
  • New center combines wing functions to streamline operations

    The 92nd Air Refueling Wing is opening the doors to a facility responsible for three functions key to ensuring Team Fairchild's expeditionary success.The Expeditionary Airmen's Center of Excellence, located in Building 2005, will synergize the 92nd ARW's Air Expeditionary Force, Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century, and Total Force
  • Medical clinic celebrates 50th anniversary

    The 92nd Medical Group clinic turns 50 years old this year and its history is a testimony to the ever-changing, highly adaptable people it employs. The medical group can be traced back to the horse cavalry era and the battles across the Spokane Plains. Perhaps as early as 1858, the medical unit received its first patients. Settlement wars brought
  • A career of caring

    If you've deployed out of Fairchild, you've met Tech. Sgt. Carlos Ramossanchez. He was the smiling fellow handing you a box of cookies or a book to make your journey a little easier.If you're the spouse of one of those deployed Airmen, you've met Sergeant Ramossanchez at the Airman and Family Readiness Center when he gave you a "Car Care Because We
  • SERE Challenge pushes competition to the limit

    The 22nd Training Squadron at Fairchild hosted the SERE Challenge Aug. 10, a multi-sport event that pushed competitors' stamina and strength to the limits.Featuring individual and team competitions, the event pitted hard-core Team Fairchild Airmen against one another in ten physically grueling events. From an unorthodox relay that included a tire
  • Families gain insight into deployment process

    The troops were starting to get rowdy. About half way through an intelligence briefing preceding their special mission, mutiny was setting in amongst the ranks. "No, no, no" one of the deploying troops screamed out from the back of the room, interrupting the lieutenant colonel's briefing. Another one broke into song ...well, sort of. Her lyrics