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  • 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
  • The hunt on Fairchild's airfield

    In the morning, when the ambient cast of the horizon is toned warm red, you'll likely find Steven Benson and Dave Knutson perusing Fairchild's airfield. One of the men is heavily armed with a barrage of cannons, a menacing looking twelve-gauge shotgun and an impressive pellet gun equipped with a massive sniper sight; the other gentleman is armed
  • Introduction to 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. Why is the Holocaust important to study? What do you perceive to be the most important lessons to be learned from the study of
  • Honor Guard pays tribute to fallen comrades

    Training never stops for the Fairchild Air Force Base Honor Guard. The group consists of more than 55 enlisted personnel who have a 53,209 square-mile area of responsibility. Each enlisted troop is assigned to one of four flights that report directly to the honor guard training room for one week every month. During that week each enlisted member
  • MABOS, local children's heart ward surpasses community milestone

    The Manas Air Base Outreach Society and the local Children's Heart Ward recently passed a milestone in the community. With support, donations and hope from the base, the two doctors who perform heart surgeries for free recently performed their 100th. During a trip to meet the doctors and the 100th patient March 29, a small group Manas Air Base
  • Women’s History Month: Airman finds place as pilot, role model

    1st Lt. Manuela Peters, a pilot in the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, was recently awarded Air Mobility Command's 2008 Women's History Month Science Technology Engineering and Math Role Model Award. This award identifies and recognizes Department of Defense military and civilian personnel who have distinguished themselves in support of the Global War
  • Paint Shop beautifies Fairchild

    The 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron paint shop provides striping, markings and signs for more than 334,000 linear feet of road at Fairchild, which equates to 64 miles. The shop also applied 1,500 gallons of paint coating to half-a-million square feet of surface area. This is a pretty amazing task considering the paint shop is composed of six
  • An Air Force adventure

    It was a dark and stormy night. Typically this is how a children's horror story begins, but for Col. Clarence LeMeiux (ret.), it was an all too true beginning to one of the most extreme adventures in his military career. The Great Depression was nipping at the heels of the Americans. Joining the military, being provided $21 a month, was a glowing
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