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  • Fairchild teen named semi-finalist in national contest and Teen of the Year

    When Michael Thibodeau writes a book report, the Library of Congress sits up and takes notice. At least that's what happened when Michael and two other Fairchild teens, Chris Penchoen and PJ Slater, were named semi-finalists in the 2006-2007 Letters about Literature contest. The annual contest "encourages young readers around the nation to write
  • Base hosts Air Force ROTC, Navy Sea, Royal Canadian Air Cadets

    Three groups of cadets descended on the base in a period of three days this past week. The cadets, from Detachment 850 at the University of Utah ROTC, the Royal Canadian Air Cadets of the 746th Lightning Hawk Squadron, in British Columbia, Canada, and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, Fort Spokane Battalion, toured multiple facilities on base and gained
  • Jeep Chief: Newest inducted chief at Fairchild carries tradition

    If sewing on chief means having a great attitude, Chief Master Sgt. Jon Stuhr already has it down. As the newest chief inductee at Fairchild, he's stuck with the infamous "Jeep Chief" title, but so far, he hasn't complained. "You know what they say..." he says instead. "Better to be a Jeep Chief than never be a chief at all." So the new chief, who
  • On St. Patrick’s Day, Everyone is Irish

    Every year on March 17 we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Normally this ritual involves attending parades, wearing green, eating Irish food and drinking green beer. But who was St. Patrick and what is all the hoopla about? In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is a religious holiday. St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born to Catholic parents
  • ‘Remember the ladies’

    On March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams wrote to her husband, John, as he was aiding in the establishment of the Declaration of Independence. She wrote, "In the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors." From those who came
  • Who's speaking, please?

    Imagine taking 1,200 phone calls each day. Sure, most of us depend on the phone to get our jobs done. But 1,200? That's all you'd do - talk on the phone. At Fairchild, there's a small group of people who actually do spend their entire work shift talking on the phone. They're the friendly voices saying, "Can I help you?" every time you need a base
  • FTAC leads Airmen to available resources

    The transitions made between basic training and the operational Air Force can often be considered difficult for Airmen new to military living. It takes time to modify a lifestyle with a rigid daily schedule to a more relaxed, but still professional, routine. Questions arise as to what programs are available, what facilities can be used and how
  • Fairchild Airman chosen as recruiting spotlight

    The name Kyle Sweiderk is about to hit it big. The 92nd Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller will be highlighted in the August edition of Technology Education Magazine, an Air Force Recruiting Service safety publication distributed to more than 30,000 high school technical shops around the nation. And why was this particular airman
  • CDC teaches baby sign to give children a voice

    Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma, ppphhhtttt. It may not sound like "more milk," but the sign that goes with it is a very clear means of communication. This is the thinking behind a new initiative at the Child Development Center here. They have started using a baby sign program to teach a simplified sign language in the classrooms. The idea is that babies and very
  • History Channel uses Fairchild KC-135’s for “Military Movers II”

    Earplugs were in place, seat buckles were pulled tight and jackets were zipped high as passengers prepared for takeoff on a KC-135 Stratotanker training flight Feb. 8. Accompanying the Stratotanker crew members were a producer, camerawoman and soundman sent by The History Channel to take footage and conduct interviews for an upcoming episode of
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