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  • From the Commander: Groundwater and transparency

    Because we care about both our on and off-base communities, we began sampling water on and off base in the past couple months. All sources used by Fairchild have been tested and are either non-detect or below the EPA's lifetime “Health Advisory” levels. However, sampling of some private wells near the base showed elevated levels of PFOS/PFOAs. Those affected were notified immediately and provided bottled water until a long-term solution can be put in place.
  • National Nurses Week Celebration

    It’s that time of year again! The American Nurse Association has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse”. Join Fairchild’s nurses, technicians and teams as we celebrate their contributions to our great nation, during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.
  • The power of making a connection

    The year was 1984, Ronald Regan had just won the presidential election, the LA Raiders beat the Washington Redskins in the Super Bowl that year, and Friday the 13th (Part 3) grossed a record $9.4 million at the box office.
  • April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

    For more than 30 years, America has acknowledged April as Child Abuse Awareness Month. Sweeping legislation throughout the 70s and 80s gave rise to the needed public awareness campaign. Despite these efforts, in 2014, the Center for Disease Control estimated over 1,500 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States.
  • Stand Up for Patient Safety: Your Role as a Patient

    During your visit, the healthcare professionals and clinic staff at the 92nd Medical Group do everything they can to insure your safety and well-being. Don’t forget that you, too, are an important member of your healthcare team. Informed and involved patients play a crucial role in protecting their own safety.   The 92nd MDG is committed to the
  • Join the 92nd MDG as we ‘Stand Up for Patient Safety’

    As a demonstration of our commitment to the well-being of our patients, the 92nd Medical Group has, for the third year in a row, joined the National Patient Safety Foundation and many other leading hospitals and health systems across the country in the Stand Up for Patient Safety program.   NPSF recognizes the imminent needs of healthcare
  • 92nd Medical Group ‘Stands Up’ for Patient Safety

    For the third consecutive year in a row, the 92nd Medical Group would like to call attention to its sustained commitment to patient safety as a priority for all staff. Patient safety is managed through a program focused on education and improvement called Stand Up for Patient Safety, this program is part of a nationwide effort led by the National
  • Impending Pilot Shortage, a Developing National Crisis

    Our nation expects a great deal from its military, but it comes at a cost. Air Mobility Command -- the organization responsible for airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation, and enroute support -- is constantly faced with challenges testing the resilience of our airmen.Whether airdropping combat supplies, fueling fighters and bombers on
  • The power and strength in storytelling

    Everyone loves a good story. They are powerful and can capture the imagination. They have the ability to teach in a powerful way that a factual statement can’t begin to illustrate or unfold.
  • Celebrating Black History Month, Booker T. Washington

    February is Black History Month and the Fairchild Air Force Base Black History Month committee is excited to highlight those who have made history in the African American community.