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  • Race of the Ranks inspires competition, camaraderie on Team Fairchild

    The stage was set, the music was on, and Col. Scott Greene, 336th Training Group commander, gave some opening remarks kicking off the first Race of the Ranks Relay. The Race of the Ranks Relay took place April 22 on the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape side base. The relay was a half mile loop around the squadron with runners working as a
  • Fairchild Airman competes with Air Force wrestling team

    An Airman from the 66th Training Squadron recently returned from competing with the Air Force wrestling team and travelling to Mountain Home, Idaho; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Las Vegas, Nevada. Senior Airman Eddie Fore, 66th TRS Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist water survival instructor, has been wrestling for eight years and
  • Dachau liberator speaks at Holocaust remembrance ceremony

    The Holocaust. For many, these words bring a sense of unease, looking back on the horrors created by the Nazi regime. For one man, these words bring back a poignant, first-hand memory. The memory of the day he and his battalion liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Dachau. Dee Eberhart was there on April 29, 1945 with Company I, 242nd Infantry
  • Saving the Brave: Doctors’ Day honors sacrifice of doctors

    Navy clinical psychologist Heidi Kraft, Ph.D., learned her toughest lesson in Iraq. She wrote a moving memoir, "Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in a Combat Hospital," about her time serving and titled it after a line from the television show M*A*S*H: "There are two rules of war. Rule number one is that young men die. Rule number two is that
  • Airmen to the rescue!

    A normal day of snowboarding and skiing at Mt. Spokane ended with Fairchild Airmen serving as Good Samaritans to one unfortunate man on the way down the mountain. Even after a long arduous day of hitting the slopes, the Airmen didn't hesitate to help a person in need. The day began with a snowboarding and skiing trip sponsored by the Chapel for
  • Survivor of Battle of Mogadishu speaks at 336th

    Keni Thomas, country singer and former Army Ranger, visited the 336th Training Squadron Feb. 27 to talk about his experiences in Somalia and to highlight the importance of leadership, and each person's place as part of the bigger puzzle. As they completed the mission in the city of Mogadishu, Somalia, and awaited the arrival of their helicopter
  • Black History Month celebrates diversity

    Black History Month is the successor to Negro History Week which was initiated on February 12, 1926 by Carter G. Woodson. Woodson an African American historian, author and journalist chose February because it included the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, whom he believed had significantly impacted the lives of Black Americans.
  • AADD offers hope in desperate situation

    By now you have probably heard of the new Airmen Against Drunk Driving campaign and should have received a blue card bearing the phone numbers of Spokane Cab, Stars & Stripes, Fox's Dispatch and the 92nd Air Refueling Wing Command Post. AADD has entered into a partnership with local taxi companies to ensure 24-hour, 7-day-a-week rides home for
  • A true hero

    "A true hero." Those are the words used by Maj. Jeffery Ditlevson, 92nd Security Forces Squadron commander, when referring to Ray Garcia. Mr. Garcia joined the United States Air Force Air Police in 1957 at age 17, and from the beginning he knew he was going to make a career out of it. "I made up my mind. I was going to do 20, and I stuck to that."
  • Military dogs working for the community

    The 92nd Security Forces Squadron is the home to several military working dogs. Each dog is assigned a handler and trains daily. Each day has the purpose of advancing the dogs' ability to increase their stamina for searching for people and detecting odors. The Airmen who handle the military working dogs also know the importance of community