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  • Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift

    To the average American, June 26th is just another day on the calendar. But to citizens of West Berlin, it was a watershed moment - not once, but twice. To beleaguered West Berliners in 1948, June 26th represented "hope" as the 15-month Berlin Airlift began, symbolizing the promise of the western world - we would not leave Berliners behind the
  • Berlin Airlift lays foundation for today’s air mobility

    Sixty years ago today, the fledgling United States Air Force airlifted its first of 2.3 million tons of coal, food and supplies to the besieged city of Berlin. Stalin had cut off all ground transportation through Russian territory to the surrounded city of Berlin. The Berlin Airlift sustained a city of more than 2 million citizens for over a year,
  • Knowing weather more than just looking outside

    Spokane, Wash. experienced the latest snowfall in recorded history June 10. Snow? In June? Later that week, thunder storms and lightning; one storm seemingly appearing out of nowhere. For the general population, weather is something that just happens and has to be dealt with. But for a small flight within the 92nd Operations Support Squadron,
  • Command Chief offers parting words

    After 27 years of active-duty Air Force service, Chief Master Sgt. Paul Sikora, former 92nd Air Refueling Wing command chief, retired June 12 at a well-attended ceremony at Club Fairchild here. The chief is now on his way to Las Vegas, Nev., to spend time with his family, "play golf all summer," finish his Doctorate of Management and teach at an
  • New Bod Pod enhances body composition measurement

    Body composition measurement just became much easier and more accurate at Fairchild. The Health and Wellness Center has introduced the Bod Pod Body Composition Tracking system, an egg-shaped compartment that gives body composition and metabolism measurements in 10 minutes or less. Before the Bod Pod's arrival in April, body composition was measured
  • Team Fairchild provides presidential support

    The call comes in, and this is real, support is needed for Presidential support over Eastern Europe. The 92nd Air Refueling Wing was tasked as the lead unit and they were up for the challenge. Within 48 hours of receiving the task six jets and 11 crews had arrived to provide the needed support. Maj. Greg Hankins of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing
  • Recognizing Asian-Pacific Islander heritage

    On Dec. 21, 1972, a B-52G laden with 750-pound bombs and aerial mines departed Anderson Air Force Base, Guam. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. James Yoshikazu Nagahiro -- former member of Fairchild's 92nd Bomb Wing -- was the pilot in command of the seven-member crew. Colonel Nagahiro's mission was part of the most concentrated air offensive of the war
  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    Ever wonder how "Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month" came about or why we observe it in May? Well, with a few clicks of the mouse and a high-speed internet connection, I have found the answers for you. Asia-Pacific American Heritage Month came to fruition in 1990 by President George H. Bush who designated May as the month of observance. Prior to
  • The Liberation of Nazi Camps and the Aftermath of the Holocaust

     The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation's annual commemoration of the Holocaust. The 2008 Days of Remembrance are April 27 - May 4, and Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is May 2. Expounding on the two previous articles about the Holocaust, this article will focus on the liberation of Nazi Camps and the
  • The First Concentration Camps

     The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation's annual commemoration of the Holocaust. The 2008 Days of Remembrance are April 27-May 4, and Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is May 2. Expounding on last week's article that introduced the Holocaust, this article will focus on the first concentration camps. Why
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