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  • Fairchild youth’s wish granted

    On the outside, Caitlin Butcher is just a normal 11-year-old girl with a passion for reading and acting in Christian Youth Theater classes. However on the inside, Caitlin is battling a condition no doctor or specialist has been able to identify.
  • Fairchild’s Finest: Airman 1st Class Megan Hatch

    Rank and name: Airman 1st Class Megan HatchUnit of assignment: 93rd Air Refueling SquadronNominee’s duty title: Boom operatorHome town and state: Orlando, FloridaWhat do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?Prior to deploying, I was mainly just learning my job and completing mission certification training. I’m excited to hopefully get placed in
  • Food is fuel, Fairchild’s flight kitchen

    If you have been to the Warrior Dining Facility, chances are you’ve walked past what is called the flight kitchen, but only a fraction of team Fairchild members have ever entered it.
  • Fairchild Airmen serve as first responders for the community

    As members of the United States Air Force, Fairchild Airmen are held to a higher standard to serve their country and give back to their local community. For some Airmen, utilizing their military skills to work alongside Spokane County Fire District firefighters has provided them a way to give back and discover a new passion.“Fairchild Airmen
  • Fueling around with the mission

    Adorned with training computer terminals and dark leather couches, the staging area for the fuels distribution team has the tense air of any waiting room. Refueling equipment operators can be seen pouring over the latest training materials, going over safety checklists and reviewing daily schedules, waiting with anticipation for an order to come through a tiny window in the wall that leads to the fuels dispatcher. A phone rings.
  • Why is that road on base called "Bong" Street?

    Bong Street is named after Richard I. Bong, America’s “Ace of Aces.” While flying the P-38 Lightning fighter in the Pacific during World War II, Bong achieved 40 aerial victories, the most by any pilot in United States history.Bong grew up on a farm in Poplar, Wisconsin, and began flight training in California in June 1941. He later went to
  • Fairchild’s Finest Senior Airman Jasmine Garza

    Rank and Name: Senior Airman Jasmine Garza Unit of Assignment: 92nd Medical Operations Squadron Duty title: Mental health technician
  • Team Fairchild command chief retires

    While Chief Master Sgt. Christian Pugh, 92nd Air Refueling Wing command chief, was going through Basic Military Training the trainers put all the Airmen in room, gave them a piece of paper and told them to write down skills the new trainees had. Pugh was able to fill up both sides of the paper.
  • Aero repair keeps aircraft flying high

    Fairchild Air Force Base is home to nearly 35 KC-135 Stratotankers, most of which are approaching their 60th birthdays. With little rest for the lynch pin of global reach air refueling in sight, these KC-135s rely on a highly-trained, responsible group of maintainers to keep them in the air.The 92nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace repair shop is
  • Medic gets FOMT certification, works directly with flying units

    Those wearing flight suits might seem a little out of place at the 92nd Medical Group clinic here. However, when the story is discovered, the attire becomes another palpable symbol of Total Force Integration and One Team One Fight.Senior Airman Tara Harvard, 92nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight and operational medical technician, joined the Air
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