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  • POAs – a must have prior to deploying

    With no end in sight for future deployments, people need to carefully consider their options when it comes to being “legally” prepared during their deployment. Having powers of attorney is one way to ensure families, business and other interests can be taken care of while away. “A POA is a written instrument that allows you (the principal) to
  • SFS Airman saves life, helps team win competition

    A member of Team Fairchild and the “Your Worst Nightmare Dream Team” saved another competitor’s life in the 20th Annual Yakima Greenway Foundation “Gap 2 Gap” relay June 3. Between his two running events Tech. Sgt. Michael Bergquist, 92nd Security Forces Squadron patrolman, swam to the rescue of an exhausted female “iron” contestant whose kayak had
  • Retired general guest speaker at A/TA meeting

    The retired lieutenant general who was instrumental in putting the “tanker” in the Airlift Tanker Association was guest speaker May 25 at the Inland Northwest A/TA chapter luncheon at Club Fairchild. Lt. Gen. Charles Coolidge Jr., retired from active duty in 2004 and is currently working with European Aeronautic Defence and Space and Northrop
  • Army National Guard unit to move helos to Fairchild

    Aircraft and personnel with the Army National Guard aviation support facility #2 are moving from Geiger Field to Fairchild. The helicopters will be housed in hangar 1001 with offices in building 2090, right next to the hangar, said Army Maj. David Caporicci, Army aviation support facility #2 maintenance officer. The unit’s mission is to provide
  • Fuels lab manager sets weight lifting records

    How many people do you know who can squat 800 pounds, dead lift 700 pounds and bench press 500 pounds? Staff Sgt. Christopher Smith from the 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron can do just that. Sergeant Smith is currently ranked 26th in the nation when it comes to power lifting. In 2006, he set four state records and one national record. He was
  • AF civilian intern program grooms top-notch candidates for future leadership opportunities

    As the world’s situation demands a more expeditionary military, the Air Force focuses on investing in civilian employees to fill in positions traditionally occupied by its military leaders. The Palace Acquire Program is one way for the Air Force to recruit, train and place high-caliber college graduates into demanding management roles to meet its
  • 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