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    Fairchild's base agencies and organizations work together everyday to support our Airmen and keep our tankers flying - last week was no exception. The 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron lost one of their own and I can't tell you how impressed I was at everyone who came out. It was a true team effort and both the family and the squadron felt the
  • A place for Airmen

    Twelve Airmen and a supervisor from various squadrons here arrived at the Clark Fork River in Montana, July 8. They suited up in their vests and helmets and loaded the bus en route to their adventure. The Airmen departed the bus to meet their river guides then entered their large yellow rafts. The journey covered about 12 miles and lasted about
  • Fairchild Varsity ball team takes championship

    Eighty well-played, heart-pounding minutes decided the fate of the Fairchild Varsity Basketball team July 31. The tournament, decidedly named the East Central Summer League, was held at the East Central Community Center and was comprised of various teams throughout the Spokane, Wash., area. The four remaining teams competed in the semifinals in
  • The Spokane Sun-God

    Long before there was an air refueling wing in this area -- long before there was even an Air Force Base here -- the Spokane, Wash., community was helping to pioneer the art and science of mid-air refuelings. In fact, Spokane will forever be known for one particularly significant air refueling mission that occurred 80 years ago. During a 5-day
  • Extreme VPP in Kandahar, Afghanistan

    What do OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs, the U.S. Army and the global war on terrorism have to do with each other? Well, it's an interesting story... When I heard about a new position in the Army Reserve called a 'combat safety officer,' I wondered who would have to tell people in combat to be safe. It seemed self-evident, especially to this
  • Medical Group on track for major inspection Aug. 10 to 14

    The 92nd Medical Group will undergo a combined Health Services Inspection and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care inspection next week. The 12 inspectors (nine from HSI and three from AAAHC) will evaluate essentially every activity or service the medical group provides (in other words they don't leave too many "stones" unturned).
  • The IG System and How it Relates to Airmen

    Although I've been the 92nd Air Refueling Wing Inspector General for just a short period of time, I've had experience with the IG system for most of my U.S. Air Force career. The role of the IG has changed several times over the years, but the need for the IG has not. The IG system is based on the concept that IGs serve as an extension of their
  • Looking Back: Fairchild Airman once awarded highest honor

    As we approach the end of July, I'm reminded of a truly remarkable event in the heritage of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing that occurred July 26, 1943. The lineage and honors of the 92nd ARW date back to the 92nd Bombardment Group of World War II, a B-17 unit that displayed extraordinary heroism over the skies of Nazi-occupied Europe. One hero of that
  • Outdoor Recreation offers rentals for summer fun

    Outdoor Recreation has a plethora of both outdoor adventures and equipment to make your summer more enjoyable and get the work done faster so you can get to the fun stuff quicker. We rent lawn and garden equipment from full size aerators and thatches to mini-rototillers and lawn mowers and everything in-between. We also rent trailers to haul this
  • Combat Hapkido classes offered on Fairchild

    To combine, unite or join internal energy and life force within a system or method -- that is a conceptual translation of Hapkido, a system of martial arts that focuses on self-defense, deflection and discipline. Combat Hapkido classes are offered at the base gym by Staff Sgt. Thomas Locke, 66th Training Squadron military training leader and 3rd