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  • My experience as a SMSgt participating in Recruiters Assistance Program

    I never envisioned myself as a senior master sergeant sharing the story of my 19-year Air Force career with hundreds of high school students. On a whim, I sent a request through my chain of command to participate in the Recruiters Assistance Program (RAP). In accordance with Department of the Air

  • A Letter to the Spokane Community

    For the past 20 months as the 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, I’ve had the distinct privilege of working for and serving the Airmen of Fairchild Air Force Base. These men and women have set a very high standard for superior performance across Air Mobility Command and understand the huge

  • Girls Fly Too Airshow re-instills love for the job

    The Girls Fly Too Airshow reminded me that even on the bad days, this profession is worth it. This airshow changed more than my perspective on my uniform; it changed my mindset. It changed the way I view my coworkers, my peers, and myself. The most memorable moment for me was when a little girl with

  • Child of an immigrant, proud Korean-American Airman

    I am the child of an immigrant. I went to a private, Lutheran, predominantly white, upper-middle-class school during the week, and a Korean immigrant church on Sundays. My communities primarily consisted of upper-middle-class white friends from school, and mostly middle-class Korean-Americans from

  • Connect, Detect and Protect: the theme of our latest Wingman Day.

    I’m a big fan of creating and fostering genuine human connections with my coworkers up, down and laterally on the chain of command. I’ve witnessed firsthand, as provider and recipient, that connectedness allows us to detect when someone . . . isn’t quite right; and that detection helps protect our

  • Fairchild Special Victims' Counsel stands ready to help

    An American is sexually assaulted every 73 seconds. Every 9 minutes, one of those victims is a child. It is also estimated that 18,900 servicemembers experience unwanted sexual contact annually. ( The Department of Defense has designated April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

  • Telework commentary

    Fairchild AFB has elevated its Health Protection Condition in response to the fast spread of Coronavirus 2019; in response, Fairchild members and families are encouraged to practice prevention measures.

  • Managing Your Child’s Behavior

    Raising children can be difficult, and even downright maddening sometimes. Young children in particular can test the limits of our patience and sanity. Children begin to question the world around them as part of normal human development around the age of two. They begin to explore what happens when

  • Strength in Tears

    When it comes to who inspires me, I don’t have to look further than my best friend, my wife.

  • The military mom - the warrior wife

    You and I sleep safe at night all because this Warrior is prepared to fight. Some wars are waged within. Knowing just where to begin can indeed be the hardest part…oh where, oh where do I start? Complexity of words in fact an art. Telling you her story a very small part.