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  • Teamwork and tenacity bring repeat offender to justice

    When joint investigations are coupled with dogged perseverance, justice is served. That was the formula and outcome that closed the case on a multiple offender stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, in March, 2021.
  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    April is recognized nationally as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Recent surveys found that in 2018, 20,500 servicemembers were sexually assault or raped. While the military works to address this, there is support available to victims of sexual assault.
  • Fairchild AFB airpark: Maintaining a rich history

    Team Fairchild’s airpark is a staple in the base community, with featured aircraft including the first B-52 Stratofortress to ever shoot down two MiG-21 jets, and the last railcar aircraft simulator in the Air Force. In addition to showcasing the past mission capabilities of the Air Force to the base population, the airpark also provides a way to show future Airmen and civilians the several strides the Air Force has made to be more innovative and efficient.
  • Fairchild EOD supports FBI, ATF investigations

    Team Fairchild’s 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight successfully supported the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in the identification and removal of potentially hazardous ordnances. Both investigations occurred within a week of each other with one taking place in Worley, Idaho and the other in Airway Heights, where approximately four different devices and substances were safely removed and identified by the EOD team.
  • Movember and Men’s Health

    November is upon us, and with the changing of the leaves and college football kicking into high gear, we also begin to see a rise in mustaches. “Movember”, as it is known, is a campaign seeking to raise awareness for various men’s health issues, specifically certain cancers, by, well… growing mustaches. A similar campaign, “No Shave November,” also works to raise awareness about cancers affecting men during the same month… and encourages men not to shave and to grow beards instead. (No DoD endorsement expressed nor implied for either campaign. Dress and appearance standards still apply….) While this is not as steeped in military tradition as “Mustache March,” in which Airmen honor Brig Gen Robin Olds, a triple ace from the World War II and Vietnam eras, military installations do see a noticeable rise in crumb catchers each November. This year, members of the Special Victims’ Counsel (SVC) community wanted to highlight another societal health issue facing men, which might not be discussed as much as various forms of cancer affecting men or other gender-specific health concerns: sexual assault.
  • Lt. Col. Kirschman: Playing the beautiful game

    As the smell of fresh cut grass fills the air, a young boy races across the field, eyes darting from side-to-side looking all around him. He digs his cleats into the ground kicking up dirt, and begins weaving in between defenders toward the goal. He jukes, lines up his shot…Score! Admiring his work, the then three-year old Jeremiah knew in that moment, his destiny was on the field. Lt. Col. Jeremiah Kirschman, 92nd Mission Support Group deputy commander, found his love of soccer early on in life where he became an Air Force top player and coach, using his love for the game to motivate those around him.
  • Snow barn clears way for year-round readiness

    The 92nd Civil Engineering Squadron’s snow barn is a widely used resource on Team Fairchild during the winter, but during the spring, they continue in full action to ensure the safety of Airmen and their families on base. The snow barn takes part in several different construction projects to prepare for the winter season, which includes road maintenance, flightline safety for aircraft, as well as securing perimeter fences around base.
  • So That others may live, 36th RQS

    Training is an essential tool that helps ensure the success of every mission in the Air Force. In fact, there are squadrons dedicated to training Airmen, preparing them to perform their missions around the world, while simultaneously performing their own. The 36th Rescue Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base participates in several missions including support for the survival school on base and working with National Search and Rescue to save lives of those in need of medical evacuation.
  • MQTP innovates classes, propels refueling mission forward

    Keeping Fairchild’s KC-135 Stratotankers mission capable and safe is not an easy job and requires an immense amount of training. While the Air Force puts maintenance Airmen through a generalized technical school, the brunt of training comes from a specialized program here. The 92nd Maintenance Group Maintenance Qualification Training Program trains and qualifies Fairchild’s incoming maintainers on their job and has been innovating classes to help keep tankers in the air.
  • Fairchild simulators ensure proficient aircrews across AMC

    Team Fairchild’s KC-135 flight simulator and Boom Operator Weapons System Trainer, ensures the proficiency of Fairchild’s pilots and boom operators conducting the Rapid Global Mobility mission. The simulator and BOWST are used by all aircrew Airmen on Fairchild as an efficient training tool to practice normal air refueling missions, aircraft malfunctions and simulated scenarios commonly seen during flight operations.