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  • It’s all about being a part of the team

    Brett Campfield, 336th Training Group volunteer strength coach, was selected for the Air Force Warrior Games Team back in February when he competed in the Warrior Games Trials and competed in the Department of Defense Warrior Games June 2-9. Campfield was selected back in February to compete with the Air Force team in the Warrior Games. He competed
  • Training so others may live

    If a member of the United States armed or allied forces is isolated behind enemy lines, surrounded by enemy engagement, or captured, it’s the mission of the Air Force’s elite rescue Airmen, to return them home.Air Force Pararescuemen are the only elite, American task force with direct focus and training to provide full-spectrum personnel recovery
  • Soldiers educate Airmen on chemical casualty treatment

    The 92nd Medical Group partnered with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense Casualty Care Division June 20 to 21 to train and educate Fairchild’s medical providers, technicians, first responders and emergency management specialists on medical management of chemical and biological casualties.
  • Former Fairchild vice wing commander retires

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash.—Former 92nd Air Refueling Wing vice commander, Col. Marc Van Wert, could have held his retirement ceremony anywhere, like in Florida, his last duty station. Instead, he chose to return to Fairchild to wrap up his 28 year career.
  • Fairchild groups support one thing – Contact

    It’s a bright sky above the cloud deck; the outside temperature is minus 10 degrees, altitude is 22,000 feet with cruising speed of the vintage, KC-135 Stratotanker a steady 450 mph. The closing speed of the chasing C-17 Globemaster III is a steady 455 mph, and the countdown to contact begins: 50, 40, 30, 20, 10…contact!
  • Airmen helping Airmen: first sergeants

    The Airman could see the neon lights in the distance, growing as she neared the gas station. She knew there was an ample amount of alcohol inside; enough to re-stock her vacant liquor cabinet. Each day she willed herself to drive forward to her recovery class. Her alcohol addiction roared in her head, willing her hands to turn the car into the gas station parking lot. She wouldn’t this time, the next time or the time after. Fighting the craving, she pulled over and called her first sergeant to find counsel and relief.
  • Fairchild Airmen and Zion National Park Rangers rescue stranded climbers

    In the evening hours on March 17, two Airmen were hiking through the trails of a national park, when they came across another group of hikers who heard calls for help.
  • Airman brings CBRN knowledge to Fairchild

    Early in the morning basic trainees are rushed into a large room, they follow in previous Airmen’s footsteps and listen to instructions telling them why they’re on site. Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Chemical gear is handed out one-by-one as trainees begin to inspect every aspect of their equipment and don it properly before the room is flooded with gas.
  • Fairchild's SERE school supports NASA mission

    A team of NASA astronauts, contractors and engineers came to Fairchild Air Force Base to complete the water survival course hosted by the 336th Training Group’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists.
  • Fairchild’s Finest: Airman 1st Class Kyle Tidwell

    Airman 1st Class Kyle Tidwell, 92nd Operation Support Squadron airfield systems technician, maintains ground to air communications navigational aids and the weather systems. He was selected as a Fairchild’s Finest. “The support from my shop and my supervisors are what lead me in the right direction to achieve Fairchild’s Finest,” said Tidwell. “My