Refuel Team Fairchild podcast hits the airwaves

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  • By Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena

Team Fairchild’s Education Center is the centerpiece for professional development opportunities that help Airmen achieve their personal and professional goals. In addition to Fairchild University, a flight commander’s course and several other courses and avenues, the Education Center now features a new podcast.

The “Refueling Team Fairchild” podcast was developed as an effort to provide Airmen the opportunity to expand their professional development by hearing local success stories from fellow Airmen, their keys to success and what helping agency services are available on base.

“I’ve always enjoyed having conversations with people and learning about how they got to where they are, and any tips they may have on being successful,” said Master Sgt. Lance Hasz, Fairchild Education Center career assistance advisor. “The idea was to talk to successful leaders and figure out what it is they focus on to be successful, and also highlight helping agencies on base for those who might not know the different services offered to them.”

“I noticed that in the professional development classes we have offered in the past, our students benefitted more from casual conversation with the instructors, and taking the knowledge they gained from those casual conversations back to their work centers,” Hasz said. “So with the podcast, the idea was to capture that engagement and put it on a different platform to reach more people seeking development.”

The first three episodes of the podcast are available and have featured conversations with leadership including Col. Scot J. Heathman, former 92nd Air Refueling Wing vice commander and Lt. Col. William Mercer, former 22nd Training Squadron commander.

Episodes for the podcast are scheduled to be released bi-weekly, and are currently available on six different platforms: Spotify, Radio Public, Anchor FM, Google Podcasts, Breaker and Pocket Casts.

“We as Team Fairchild can mold this podcast into something that is great for everyone on base to accomplish their professional goals,” Hasz said. “We have already received some feedback saying that the podcast is great, but I am looking to branch it out farther to include everyone here at Fairchild, especially our Total Force and joint partners. That is the goal for the future.”

To provide feedback for the podcast or to ask questions, email the podcast e-mail at or call Master Sgt. Lance Hasz at 509-247-8020.