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  • TMO, not just for household goods

    Many people associate the 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron Traffic Management Office with household goods movements only, but their mission encompasses much more than Permanent Change of Station moves.TMO ensures the various parts and cargo they receive are in serviceable condition and are delivered to the customer in a timely matter - customers
  • Fuel Cell, Total Force Enterprise at work

    Opening the door to the fuels systems hangar is like stepping into a huge gas tank. The smell of fumes is very distinct to an outsider walking in, but to the men and women who work in this environment it's hardly even noticeable.There are many challenging jobs across the Air Force and Air National Guard, each one with unique circumstances that make
  • Not so identical identical twins

    The Medlen family has had at least one family member from each generation serve in the military dating back as far as the Revolutionary War. Currently there are two actively serving their nation, and they just so happen to be identical twins as well as military aviators.Air Force 1st Lt. Justin Medlen, 93rd Air Refueling Squadron pilot stationed at
  • Taylor Fritz: Fairchild Youth of the Year

    Taylor Fritz, a Fairchild teen, was awarded the title Youth of the Year for Fairchild Air Force Base by the Boys and Girls Club of America.Youth of the Year is the Boys and Girls Club of America's premier recognition program, which started in 1947. Having won for the Fairchild community, Taylor will now go on to compete at the state level where she
  • Fairchild from infancy to now

    March 1 marked the 75th anniversary of the activation of the Spokane, Washington, Air Depot, now known as Fairchild Air Force Base. Since its activation March 1, 1942, Fairchild has been an integral part of our nation's defense strategy--from a World War II repair and supply depot, to a Strategic Air Command bomber, tanker and missile wing during
  • Fairchild's Finest: Airman 1st Class Kristina Kovch

    Rank/Name:  Airman 1st Class Kristina KovchUnit of assignment: 92nd Medical Operations SquadronDuty title:  Aerospace Medical TechnicianHometown: Springfield, Virginia / Arlington, VirginiaWhat do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?My job here at Fairchild is twofold. My mission as a medical technician comes first. That job includes checking
  • Twenty-five years later: Fairchild in Desert Storm

    Twenty five years ago, aircraft and personnel from Fairchild played an integral role in one of the most decisive battlefield victories in military history since World War II, providing fuel and logistical supports to joint and coalition partners.KC-135 Stratotankers and aircrews from Fairchild Air Force Base flew 4,004 hours and 721 sorties during
  • Gas Masks and Guns: LRS teaches handling with care

    The 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron can be seen across Fairchild conducting many different tasks. One unique service LRS provides the base is a gas mask and weapons cleaning class.When deployed, a gas mask or weapon could be the difference between life and death. Beyond having those items is knowing how to use them, said Staff Sgt. Sean Wilson,
  • Fairchild's Finest: Tech. Sgt. Matthew Lewis

    Rank /Name:  Tech. Sgt. Matthew LewisUnit of assignment: 92nd Air Refueling Wing Command PostDuty title:  Emergency Actions ControllerHome town and State: Port Orchard, Washington.What do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?Flight following, emergency action message processing, and I provide notifications to base leadership of all significant
  • Recharging resilience through the great outdoors

    There are not many regions in the United States where someone can take an adventure in a deciduous or rain forest, desert or arctic region, canyons, mountains or coastlands all within a few hours' drive, but Washington State is one of them.Airmen at Fairchild AFB not only have the opportunity to enjoy all the recreational options this diverse
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