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  • An Air Force love story: mil-to-mil marriage can work

    On Friday nights at MacDill Air Force Base, 16 lieutenants would meet for fun and games. For one of them, a special night there would change his life. “We would go to the officers club and play a lot of crud,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Coleman, 92nd Operations Support Squadron commander. “I just remember one night as I was playing, I saw her over at the score board, keeping score and I kept noticing her.”
  • Fairchild Airman selected for Thunderbirds team

    In the beginning of Senior Airman Kyle Boddie’s Air Force career, he had hopes of a serving in pararescue. Unfortunately, Boddie injured his calf and was not selected. He then found out he was going into aircrew flight equipment and now serves as a 92nd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman.
  • Connecting at 22,000 feet

    It was a beautiful spring day in April 2016, when two KC-135 Stratotankers took flight from Fairchild Air Force Base to participate in an ordinary air-refueling training exercise. The sun was warm, the sky was blue and there was nothing in the way of the flight the Marchesseault brothers were about to experience; for them, the day was anything but
  • Under the parachute

    Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists are the Air Force's subject matter experts in emergency parachute training, instructing around 2500 aircrew a year.Fairchild is home to Initial Emergency Parachute Training. The parachuting program's goal is to train all aircrew members, who could potentially have to bail out of their aircraft,
  • Fairchild Airmen give back

    "The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something," said Barack Obama, President of the United States of America. "Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope."Fairchild Air Force Base Airmen are no strangers to
  • Building 2050; the future

    The future of Fairchild Air Force Base's most historical landmark, building 2050, is bright. With the current upgrades and the millions of dollars of upgrades yet to come; there is no doubt building 2050 will remain the hub of maintenance activity at Fairchild for years to come.Since 2004, more than $25 million has been used to ensure the people,
  • Bioenvironmental helps maintain Airmen readiness

    On most deployments, Airmen are required take a gas mask with them. Many will push the gas mask knowledge to the back of their mind and think, "I'm never going to use this."However, it's important for Airmen to get a gas mask test. It will not only protect them from chemical warfare, it may also save their life."We start the test by analyzing the
  • Chasing the dream to fight; a firefighter's story

    When joining the Air Force, most people have an idea of what they want to do. For Airman 1st Class Shawn Mercer, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, firefighting was the one career he wanted to be in."My uncle was a firefighter and I loved hearing his stories," Mercer said. "I went along with the volunteer firefighters from my town a few
  • Fostering an environment of trust

    The Fairchild chapel team's mission is to "refuel the spirit of those who refuel the flight." They accomplish that mission by offering many programs that aid in the spiritual growth of Airmen.One of the opportunities Airmen regularly take part in is the chapel's resilience program.The program takes Airmen on trips to participate in activities such
  • Fairchild's Finest: Staff Sgt. Gerard Brady

    Nominee's Rank /Name:  Staff Sgt. Gerard BradyUnit of assignment: 92nd Communications SquadronDuty title: Cyber Operations SupervisorHome town and state: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin IslandsWhat do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?I administer 91 Windows '08/'12 servers and ensure vulnerability patching for 4,500 client systems.What do you enjoy
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