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  • Fairchild Airmen enhance deployment line, save countless man hours

    As the world modernizes around us, a culture of innovation has swept through the Air Force, encouraging Airmen to enhance nearly every part of our mission. That culture is no different at Fairchild, where a dedicated team of Airmen found ways to save both manpower and time. Newly implemented Weigh-In-Motion scales expedite cargo deployment functions with a more accurate and efficient process, as part of Team Fairchild’s Continuous Process Improvement efforts.
  • CMSgt Inmon: leading the Airmen of tomorrow

    Inmon’s grit led her to accomplish many enlisted milestones, including becoming the first female active-duty chief master sergeant boom operator in the Air Force. Only the top one percent of all enlisted personnel reach the highest enlisted rank, and even fewer are female.
  • Masters of the Art: 70 years of setting the foundation, still leading the charge

    The 93rd Air Refueling Squadron has stood the test of time through two relocations and a change of mission set and has continued their legacy as the first air refueling squadron to pave the way for Team Fairchild as the premier air refueling base. The 93rd ARS was established only two years after the Air Force was founded. They gathered to celebrate their 70th anniversary and honor their history on March 29, 2019.
  • Fairchild building runway to innovation

    Innovation is a common buzzword used in many settings as a catch-all to promote developing strategies, solutions and inventions that can improve efficiency, but also may turn out to become industry game changers.
  • AFREP: turning trash to treasure for Green in 19

    The 92nd Maintenance Group Air Force Repair Enhancement Program is ran by Airmen who take pride in contributing to the “Green in 19” initiative by restoring what would be waste into money-saving treasure. These professionals are a select group of Air Force experts who use their wide-range of skills and resources to tinker with assets that would otherwise be tossed away, giving other Air Force units the chance to save time and money.
  • Local female educator shares success story with Team Fairchild

    Dr. Cynthia Clauson, Spokane School District and STEM Innovation Network planner, spoke to Team Fairchild Airmen of all ranks and genders as part of Women’s History Month at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, March 12, 2019.
  • A survivor’s story: colon cancer

    The taste of metal filled his mouth as an icy current numbed his fingers and toes. The chemotherapy machine hummed sharply beside the bed, draining the medicine into his blood stream to attack the sickness manifesting in his body. It was March 10, 2018, when Christopher Hicks was diagnosed with stage-three colon cancer.
  • Airman optimizes mission readiness by enhancing AF Combatives Master Program

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Underwood, 22nd Training Squadron Advanced Skills Training NCO in charge, is the first and only person in the Department of Defense who is eligible to teach combatives to all servicemembers, despite their military affiliation.
  • Combat crew communications ensure mission security

    As a KC-135 Stratotanker makes its way to a new airspace, the aircrew of this flight have the confidence to securely transition because of the combat crew communications Airmen who helped prepare them. If it weren’t for the Communication Security kits provided to aircrews, there would be no successful flight.
  • Fairchild Honor Guard drills with Spokane Civil Air Patrol

    The Team Fairchild Honor Guard is the local face of the Air Force, standing as a proud display of military precision and professionalism. There are several honor guard units within the Pacific Northwest region, made up of active duty, reserve, Air and Army National Guard and even retired veteran guardsmen. However, there is different official group that performs these duties as well.