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  • Total Force integration a reality at Fairchild

    Since the Nixon administration first directed that Reserve and Active forces would work together as a "Total Force" military leaders have been working to define how best to achieve that goal. Originally it meant that reserve forces would get the same quality equipment and training as their active counterparts. Reserves were expected to step in when
  • Firefighter saves life

    A fire extinguisher maintenance technician with the Fairchild Fire Department here administered CPR to a heart-attack victim at City Hall Monday morning while making a routine delivery, saving the person's life. Michael Satola, a civilian employee at Fairchild, is also a master sergeant Reservist attached to Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. He, along
  • Fairchild commander, Honor Guard visit Capitol

    Last week four Fairchild Honor Guard members accompanied the wing commander and command chief to the nation's Capitol in Washington, D.C. Col. Scott Hanson, 92nd ARW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Mark Luzader, 92nd ARW command chief, traveled to the Capitol to visit key legislative members and their staffs. The Honor Guard members were selected
  • Fairchild prepares for Skyfest 2006

    Skyfest 2006, Fairchild’s air show and open house, is only six weeks away. The annual free event, scheduled for July 29-30, is expected to draw over 100,000 people from all over the Pacific Northwest. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s premier flight demonstration team, is slated to be the main act, said Maj. Carol Gering, 92nd Air
  • Air Attaches visit base, community

    Seventy-five members of an air attaché group visited base and community facilities and leaders June 8-10. The attachés are touring the United States to get exposure to military and civilian industry and culture. “They are on a public relations visit to get a feel for the various missions in the Air Force, and see how bases operate and interface
  • AFSO 21: MXG reevaluates procedures, finds ways to boost efficiency

    Members of the 92nd Maintenance Group were thinking smarter when they introduced a new procedure on the Fairchild flightline this month, cutting the KC-135’s ground time between flights nearly in half. “The normal practice for the KC-135 community, for the past several decades, has been a four-hour turnaround between sorties,” said Maj. Dave
  • Legislators receive medical technology demo at clinic

    A legislative delegation visited the 92nd Medical Group June 2 to learn more about the electronic medical records system used in Fairchild’s medical facility. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris and Congressman Adam Smith, both representatives from Washington state, were briefed on AHLTA, the military’s electronic health record system, by Lt. Col. (Dr.)
  • Recent deployers share experiences with members of congress

    U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris met with Airmen at Club Fairchild June 2 to talk about their experiences on recent deployments. During the round-table discussion, also attended by Col. Scott Hanson, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, members of the 92nd Communications Squadron presented Rep. McMorris a United States flag that flew onboard a