Fairchild after dark: LRS, Dining Facility

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  • By Senior Airman Jocelyn Guthrie
  • 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Editor's note: This is part three of a three-part series covering night operations at Fairchild.

When the sun goes down, many start thinking about sleep; however, as we have learned, there are three units behind the scenes getting ready for work.

The 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron mans both vehicle operations and the customer service section of supply, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Vehicle Ops provides ground transportation for passengers and cargo in direct support of mission requirements. With flight crews coming and going at all hours of the night and day, vehicle operators must be readily available at all times.

The night shift at Vehicle Ops has slightly more downtime than the day shift; giving them adequate opportunity to perform thorough preventative maintenance checks on their fleet of vehicles. One task they are solely responsible for is the detailing of the command cars. How many Airmen can say driving the Wing Commander's car is part of the weekly duties?

The Airmen of the 92nd LRS Customer Service section are another set of hidden heroes. Their primary customers are the 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. If AMXS is out on the flight line working on aircraft, LRS is there to order the parts. Day or night if there is an emergency and a part is needed, they are the ones who get the job done.

With all the Airmen working through the night, they need a facility to support them. The Warrior Dining Facility fits that bill with the midnight meal. Airmen at the dining facility make sure a hot meal is available to those working in the night.

The midnight meal provides either breakfast or dinner for those awake at 12:30 a.m. However, not only does the midnight cook get to serve the first fresh food of the day, but also prepare the pastries, cookies and pies to be served during normal hours.

Fairchild is full of outstanding Airmen doing what needs to be done to accomplish the mission. The mission does not stop when the sun goes down and neither do the Airmen of Team Fairchild.