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  • A first sergeant, a helping hand

    Waking up every day, knowing that someone will come to you with their comments and concerns can leave some reaching for the snooze button until sheer desire for job security will yank them out of bed. Others need no coaxing and find fulfillment in lending a helping hand. It takes a different breed to be on alert to the needs of other people at all
  • Installation constable program promotes security, vigilance

    The mission of the security forces members at home is to provide a secure working and living environment, but there is a particular mission within the unit which belongs to the installation security constable. The constables play a vital role in implementing a security education program which directly affects Air Force protection-level resources
  • Command Chaplain visits Fairchild

    Air Mobility Command's command chaplain and command chaplain assistant paid a visit to the base chapel and staff Sept. 26 - 28 to conduct a customary pastoral support visit. Chaplain (Col.) Brain Van Sickle, AMC command chaplain, and Chief Master Sergeant Russell Geyer, AMC command chaplain assistant, visited the base to disseminate command-level
  • A plunge to safety

    At a lofty 108 feet, the air traffic control tower looms over Fairchild as the guardian, the eyes and the ears, of the base. Operations run smoothly on a daily basis, ensuring aircraft fly safely on and off the runways. But what happens when disaster strikes in the tower? For emergencies of the most extreme disposition, when tower personnel are
  • From shovels to shoulder bars: Iraqi cadets work toward officer corps

    Wielding pick-axes and small folding shovels, Iraqi Army cadets chip away at the sun-baked earth while wiping sweat from their brow. The mid-afternoon sun blazes down on them as they stand, wearing full body armor and Kevlar helmets, in their shallow holes of accomplishment. "It is hard work," said one of the Iraqi Military Academy Rustamiyah
  • The way things are: Present-day Fairchild

    Throughout the history of Fairchild, loyal, dedicated, diligent and proud have been characteristics continually used to best describe the base. And to this day, Airmen of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing and its tenant units have gone far beyond achieving the mission with excellence. The influence of certain individuals, the valor of particular units
  • Venturing through the past: A Fairchild history

    From its beginnings as the Spokane Army Air Depot, to Spokane Air Force Base and on to Fairchild Air Force Base, Fairchild has had an exceptional history as part of the world's leading military force. "Fairchild is unique because when it was the Bomb Wing, the mission was strategic deterrence, and for so many years it was responsible for deterring
  • Fairchild NCO takes aim at Air Force’s best

    Master Sgt. Dale Brunelle, 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron section chief, is a member of the Air Force International Skeet team and is back into the swing of things after a four-year hiatus. Sergeant Brunelle arrived at Fairchild in January after four years in Okinawa, Japan, where he was unable to participate in any shooting matches, or even
  • Air Force Ball in good hands

    As you walk in the door, notice the room's swirl of blue and silver, laced with the tiny white lights that provide an evening's ambiance. See the dance floor waiting to escort its couples. And look for the smiling faces waiting to greet you and direct your night of formal celebration. In almost every facet of Fairchild's upcoming 60th Anniversary
  • Fairchild’s annual DARE campaign wraps up with summer camp

    After 10 weeks of education and training, several Fairchild elementary school students completed the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program with a summer camp finale. Founded in Los Angeles 24 years ago and now an international program, DARE America is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons geared for children from kindergarten through
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