Team Fairchild Supports Medical Lake School District STEM Day

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  • By Jessica Brown
  • Fairchild Air Force Base Public Affairs

MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. -- More than 500 middle and high school students from Medical Lake Middle and Medical Lake High Schools attended a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics event coordinated by the Airmen from Team Fairchild, May 21, 2021.

“This was a great opportunity for Fairchild Air Force Base to serve the Medical Lake School District,” said Steve McMullen, 92nd Air Refueling Wing school liaison. “Taking the time to come out to these schools and showcase our STEM capabilities and possible career fields is so important to developing the next generation of leaders. We’re thankful the staff here were excited to host us and continue building our amazing relationship with the community.”

Airmen from various units across the installation hosted booths to show off some of the STEM aspects used in their daily routines to accomplish the mission. Children interacted with different objects and technology, giving them a hands-on understanding of the basic concepts.

In addition, students were able to experience a Bell UH-1N Twin Huey fly-over during the event, which showcased the search and rescue mission of the aircraft assigned to the 36th Rescue Squadron. Students also explored technology used by 92nd Bioenvironmental Engineering to detect harmful substances, as well as the “Bomb Suit,” and several explosive ordnance robots.

“We are very proud to have been able to showcase what Team Fairchild brings to the fight when necessary,” said Capt. Troy Dennis, 92nd Air Refueling Squadron chief of readiness and the event coordinator. “There are Airmen out here today from all walks of life, showcasing our diverse strengths and capabilities. We are really thankful we could support this event.”

While the Air Force hopes to recruit some of the most innovative young minds of tomorrow, it also hopes to inspire future leaders to take an interest in important career fields.

The event was hosted outside at both the middle and high schools to provide safe social distancing measures.