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  • 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
  • Fairchild's Finest: Airman 1st Class Jin Chang

    Rank / Name: Airman 1st Class Jin Chang Unit of assignment: 92nd Force Support Squadron Duty title: Storeroom TechnicianHome town and state: Charlotte, North CarolinaWhat do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?I work at the Warrior Mission Essential Feeding Facility as the storeroom technician.  I am responsible for the ordering and receiving
  • Building 2050; the present

    Fairchild Air Force Base's building 2050 is an icon. Fairchild's mission, "Global Reach for America" is unmistakably cast across the top so there's no doubt what happens here. The 12-acre, $65 million structure is the first thing people see when approaching the base from the west.Home to the 92nd and 141st Maintenance Squadrons and the
  • Metals technology Airmen improve process to reverse engineer KC-135 parts

    Maintenance Airmen here are using new equipment to create hard-to-find KC-135 Stratotanker parts more quickly and accurately. This not only benefits Fairchild, but all bases that fly the airframe.Metals technicians with the 92nd Maintenance Squadron machine shop upgraded from a single spindle lathe, to a dual spindle lathe. A lathe is a machine
  • Fairchild's Finest: Senior Airman Amanda Sampson

    Nominee's Rank /Name: Senior Airman Amanda SampsonUnit of assignment: 336th Training Support SquadronNominee's duty title:  Broadcast JournalistHometown and state: Virginia Beach, VAWhat do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB? My day-to-day routine varies. I'm fairly new to the mission here, but I directly support Survival, Evasion, Resistance
  • How to avoid mosquitos, ticks

    With spring upon the Inland Northwest and summer right around the corner, more people will be heading out to explore and enjoy outdoor activities. These warmer months and longer days not only bring fun in the sun, but set up a great environment for the breeding of nasty pests.Mosquitos are the most deadly insect in the world, annually killing over
  • Fairchild's Finest: Staff Sgt. Freddie Kight

    Nominee's Rank/Name:  Staff Sgt. Freddie KightUnit of assignment: 22nd Training Squadron Nominee's duty title:  NCO in charge, Parachute TrainingHome town and state: Prosper, TexasWhat do you do on a daily basis at Fairchild AFB?On Mondays and Thursdays, I conduct emergency parachute training followed by a demonstration jump and upgrade training
  • Building 2050; the past

    The history of Fairchild Air Force Base's building 2050, is long and rich. It has been one of the sole reasons for Fairchild's success and continues to thrive nearly 75 years after its original construction.It began in 1935 when a congressional party set out to determine the most logical location for the next Army Air Corps supply and maintenance
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