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  • 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
  • It's Washington's Birthday

    As we prepare to celebrate Presidents' Day, it is probably a good time to inform you that there is no such thing. Although the calendars, store advertisers and newscasters celebrate the event as a day to recognize all of our presidents, the designation is unfounded when one looks at the history. Even though Presidents' Day has become the common
  • Fairchild Valentine's Day Messages

    The following are special Valentine's Day messages:To Mark, Nathan and Alex: Happy Valentine's Day! Mommy loves you and misses you. -Staff Sgt. Andrea Andrews To Sgt. Michael Bell: Happy Valentine's Day, son. We are very proud of you and love you lots. From Mom and Vern. -Vern and Micha Smith I would like to thank all of our Soldiers and Airmen out
  • Water Babies splash it up

    Pairing fun and education is always a good thing. Even better is education that's so much fun, you don't realize you're learning. Family Advocacy is offering that kind of fun to your young children every week at the Aquatic Center with Water Babies, a class held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for pregnant women and parents with healthy children 8 weeks
  • Will this Groundhog Day yield 6 more weeks?

    With Groundhog Day comes the news everyone is waiting for: will it be an early spring or is it time to hunker down for six more weeks of wintry bliss? Where and why did the tradition of letting a groundhog predict the weather come into play? German settlers arrived in Pennsylvania in the 1700s, bringing some of their ancient traditions. One such
  • NASA engineers get survival training from SERE instructors

    What do NASA engineers and SERE instructors with the 66th Training Squadron here have to do with each other? NASA needed support for critical tests for the "Return to Flight" mission in the effort to get the space program back on track after the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia Feb. 1, 2003. In an effort to design human support elements for the
  • CATM simulates dangerous situations in safe environment

    Remember that old video game where you pointed a gun that shot a light beam at your television? Well, Security Forces has upped the ante with their Fire Arms Training Simulator. Here's how FATS works: an air system is hooked up to each weapon, which then recreates the actual kick of the firearm, while a laser shoots out at the screen and interacts
  • Christmas Day need not fall on Dec. 25

    For the past 20 years, Christmas Day in the Crossen household has included watching their favorite holiday movie, Frosty the Snowman, and opening all but the one gift they chose to open the night before. Most importantly, though, the day is about spending time with those who mean the most to them. This year, something is missing from that family