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  • Team Fairchild pays tribute to Shell 77 Airmen

    Larry and Michelle Castro, parents of U.S. Air Force Capt. Victoria “Tory” Pickney, and Senior Airman Samuel Roberts, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Honor Guardsman, lay a wreath during a Shell 77 memorial ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 3, 2019. Fairchild pays tribute every year to the Shell 77 aircrew, Capt. Mark “Tyler” Voss,
  • Airmen from 22d EARS honor Shell 77 legacy

    Airmen from the 22d Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and the tanker community paused for 77 seconds of synchronized silence to commemorate the legacy of the fallen heroes of “Shell 77” May 3, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Six years ago, the air refueling community lost three of their own when a KC-135R crashed in Chaldovar, Kyrgyz Republic, after departing to conduct a combat mission. The aircrew members who died were Capt. Mark T. Voss; Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney; and Tech Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III., who were deployed to the 22d EARS in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • Team Fairchild revamps Family Advocacy Program

    Team Fairchild’s Family Advocacy Program is scheduled to implement changes July 1, 2019 that better accommodate Airmen and their family’s needs. The Family Advocacy Program will add in-home visits and family counseling to their list of specialties, allowing them to provide more support to family, individual, marital and parental counseling.
  • Team Fairchild participates in Spokane County School District job fair

    Team Fairchild Airmen manned a booth during the annual NEWTech Skill Center’s job fair in Spokane, April 24, 2019.
  • 2019 LIFT inspires innovation at Fairchild

    Team Fairchild hosted the third annual Leaders Inspiring for Tomorrow summit April 19 at the base theater, with this year’s topic focused on inspiring innovation. This year’s summit consisted of seven speakers ranging from retired military, active duty, business executives, and civilians with ties to the local area. Each speaker shared their stories of innovative success and how to develop a culture of innovation.
  • Fairchild prepped, ready to receive additional KC-135s

    U.S. Air Force officials announced April 9 that Fairchild Air Force Base has been approved as the new home for 12 additional KC-135 Stratotankers, which will begin arriving from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, in fiscal year 2020.
  • Pathway to federal employment

    Team Fairchild is built upon the efforts of all its Airmen, but not all go through basic military training; the vital civilian component is primarily sourced from federal employment programs and listings.
  • AMC leadership team visits Fairchild

    Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, AMC command chief, visited Team Fairchild March 27-28 to meet with Airmen about the important roles they play in critical missions, force development and innovation.
  • Green in ’19 grows with Earth Day events

    Team Fairchild is scheduled to host several events throughout April and May in celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day.
  • Fairchild Airmen recognized for life-saving actions

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Blaine Holland, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services superintendent, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Ferris, 92nd Maintenance Group Air Force Repair Enhancement Program technician, received a meritorious life-saving award for their actions in providing first-aid to the victim of a car accident.
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