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  • Airman makes the best of living in dorms

    Life in the dorms is something many Airmen experience. Some experiences are great. Others are not. And there are those who do not mind either way. Some Airmen search for entertaining activities, while others wait for something to come knocking on their door. Two months ago, Airman 1st Class Heather Jenkins, 92nd Medical Operations Squadron, arrived
  • Airman's Creed from a first sergeant's point of view

    In April, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. T. Michael Moseley, presented a new version of the Airman's Creed. No longer would there be multiple creeds for each rank tier. There will be one creed that encompasses all, from Airmen in basic training to the highest-ranking officer with more than 20 years of service. "I think the one creed is a
  • Pharmacy volunteer keeps Air Force, Fairchild history alive

    Those tall aspen on the road leading to the Fairchild hospital ... Remember when those were planted? And all the other trees behind the housing area ... Remember when those were just short, tiny wisps? If not, don't worry - you're in good company. As with most people at military bases around the world, the majority of us are only here for a short
  • 509th welcomes teenage boy for ‘Pilot for a Day’ event

    It isn't every day that a 13-year-old boy gets to pilot a KC-135 to Hawaii. Through the 509th Weapons Squadron's Pilot for a Day program, Dylan Nickerson was able to do just that. Coordination between the 509th WPS and the Candlelighters of the Inland Northwest, a chapter of the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation that aids young cancer
  • 141st ARW hosts Pilot for a Day event

    Pilot for a Day is one of the most inspirational events the 141st Air Refueling Wing hosts. The program is designed for critically ill and disabled children to get away from hospital and doctor visits, givng the children a positive and lasting experience with the Air National Guard. April 18 marked the fifth Pilot for a Day event for the unit.
  • Alcohol abuse can create, deepen depression

    More than 90 percent of people, youth and adult, who commit or attempt suicide share some common risk factors. The first preventable common risk factor is depression or other mental disorders. The other, also curable and preventable, is substance-abuse disorder, including alcohol. Alcohol, a depressant, does nothing to help those who are already
  • Wingman concept in action helps family in need

    Almost six months ago Master Sgt. Constance Wetzel, 92nd Air Refueling Wing, wing inspections superintendent, had much on her mind as she was preparing to retire from a 22-year career in the Air Force, seven of which she spent at Fairchild in her current occupation. On Nov. 30, the mother of two, 17-year old, Timothy, and 13-year-old, Sara,
  • CRO Selection Takes Place at Fairchild

    The Combat Rescue Officer career field held phase two of their selection process the week of March 26 - 30 at Fairchild. The purpose of phase two is to narrow the field of trainees invited to attend the CRO career field training pipeline. Phase two is a rigorous week of intense physical, mental and psychological training that pushes the candidates
  • ECST provides Airmen a necessary training opportunity

    Elbows and knees bruise as each limb acts as a claw in the earth. Protective gear encases the body on the ground, an M-16 in hand. The pack progresses together as they inch onward in the field. Effort. Communication. Teamwork. Leadership. These are words that exemplify the monthly two-day Expeditionary Combat Skills Training that took place March
  • Man on the street

    How do you feel about Fairchild's paper going online?"I think we should have a combination of both: put the newspapers in a common place like the BX and commissary for those who aren't Internet-savvy, and have the Web for the people who are." Senior Master Sgt. Matthew  Williams, 92nd Communications Squadron (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class