• 36th RQS celebrates 50th anniversary

    The 36th Rescue Squadron celebrated 50 years of operations, here, July 15, 2021. The 36th RQS’ primary mission is to support the United States Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School training through hands-on helicopter operations for over 4,000 students per year; however they also

  • Fairchild Airmen support NORAD exercise Amalgam Dart 21-01

    Fairchild Air Force Base KC-135 Stratotanker aircrews participated in the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Arctic air defense exercise, Amalgam Dart 21-01, here, June 12-19, 2021.The exercise featured a variety of military aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force and U.S. Air Force,

  • Fairchild AFB, community firefighters train together, boost partnership

    The 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department hosted West Plains Recruit Academy for a fire training exercise here, June 12, 2021.“The purpose of the training is to increase our community partnership,” said Tech Sgt. Alexander Spears, 92nd CES firefighter. “We showed them around base, walked them

  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry,

  • Airmen, Family Quality of Life Summit addresses D&I, housing, more

    Fairchild hosted an Airmen and Family Quality of Life Summit with key community leaders to address issues affecting members of Team Fairchild here, May 25, 2021. The summit featured discussions between Fairchild leadership and community members, aimed to improve access to affordable housing,

  • Freedom is Life: Remembering one of Fairchild’s Favored Few

    James Yoshikazu Nagahiro was born in 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended Mid-Pacific Institute and after two years at the University of Hawaii, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was selected for the Aviation Cadet Program in 1953. Nagahiro served as B-52 pilot and instructor pilot with the

  • Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

    he Air Force will resume physical fitness testing July 1 with only three components: push-ups, sit-ups and the 1.5-mile run.Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will