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Congressional staffers visit Fairchild

Airmen from the 36th Rescue Squadron demonstrate a medevac situation during the congressional staffer’s base tour Oct. 18, 2018, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Following the medevac demonstration, congressional staffers were able to speak with 36th RQS aircrew members about their rescue experiences within the Pacific Northwest region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

Airmen from the 36th Rescue Squadron demonstrate a medevac situation during the congressional staffer’s base tour Oct. 18, 2018, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Following the medevac demonstration, congressional staffers were able to speak with 36th RQS aircrew members about their rescue experiences within the Pacific Northwest region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

The 336th Training Group Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival students practice water survival techniques in case of a water emergency Oct. 18, 2018, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Congressional staffers watched as SERE instructors demonstrated basic swimming, signaling and jumping techniques for their students. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

The 336th Training Group Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival students practice water survival techniques in case of a water emergency Oct. 18, 2018, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Congressional staffers watched as SERE instructors demonstrated basic swimming, signaling and jumping techniques for their students. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

The 336th Training Group Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival instructors prepare their students for training Oct. 18, 2018, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Congressional staffers witnessed, first-hand, how Air Force SERE instructors train aircrew members to survive in a water emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

The 336th Training Group Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival instructors prepare their students for training Oct. 18, 2018, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Congressional staffers witnessed, first-hand, how Air Force SERE instructors train aircrew members to survive in a water emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

Capt. Kevin Escobedo, 92nd Operations Support Squadron executive officer, speaks with Chief Master Sgt. Mariah Armga, Secretary of the Air Force legislative liaison, about upgrades to the KC-135 Stratotanker during a base tour, Oct. 18, 2018, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Armga was joined by congressional staffers who represented leaders in Washington D.C. including Georgia Reps. Rick Allen and Sanford Bishop, Washington state Reps. Derek Kilmer and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

Capt. Kevin Escobedo, 92nd Operations Support Squadron executive officer, speaks with Chief Master Sgt. Mariah Armga, Secretary of the Air Force legislative liaison, about upgrades to the KC-135 Stratotanker during a base tour, Oct. 18, 2018, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Armga was joined by congressional staffers who represented leaders in Washington D.C. including Georgia Reps. Rick Allen and Sanford Bishop, Washington state Reps. Derek Kilmer and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

Members of the 92nd Maintenance Group explain the strategic importance of the KC-135 Stratotanker to congressional staffers during a tour Oct. 18, 2018, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Members of the 92nd Operations Group and 92nd MXG gave staffers a tour of the KC-135, highlighting various aspects of the aircraft including the boom and Block 45 upgrade. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

Members of the 92nd Maintenance Group explain the strategic importance of the KC-135 Stratotanker to congressional staffers during a tour Oct. 18, 2018, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Members of the 92nd Operations Group and 92nd MXG gave staffers a tour of the KC-135, highlighting various aspects of the aircraft including the boom and Block 45 upgrade. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

Members of the 92nd Maintenance Squadron talk with congressional staffers about the types of maintenance tasks flying crew chiefs are responsible for on the KC-135 Stratotanker during a tour Oct. 18, 2018, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. The staffers represented numerous leaders in Washington D.C. including Georgia Reps. Rick Allen and Sanford Bishop, Washington state Reps. Derek Kilmer and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

Members of the 92nd Maintenance Squadron talk with congressional staffers about the types of maintenance tasks flying crew chiefs are responsible for on the KC-135 Stratotanker during a tour Oct. 18, 2018, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. The staffers represented numerous leaders in Washington D.C. including Georgia Reps. Rick Allen and Sanford Bishop, Washington state Reps. Derek Kilmer and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Congressional staffers visited Fairchild to learn more about Team Fairchild’s impact on the global air refueling mission and the local Spokane community, Oct. 18.

Leaders from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, 141st ARW and 336th Training Group shared their missions, highlighted their Airmen and gave staffers an inside look at military life.

The staffers represented numerous leaders in Washington D.C. including Georgia Reps. Rick Allen and Sanford Bishop, Washington state Reps. Derek Kilmer and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones.

During the tour, staffers got up close with a KC-135 Stratotanker, witnessed, first-hand, Airmen returning from deployment, ate lunch amongst Airmen at the Warrior Mission Essential Feeding Facility, watched Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape instructors demonstrate basic water survival techniques and learned the ins-and-outs of the Vietnam War-era UH-1N Huey.