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  • Fairchild Airmen enhance deployment line, save countless man hours

    As the world modernizes around us, a culture of innovation has swept through the Air Force, encouraging Airmen to enhance nearly every part of our mission. That culture is no different at Fairchild, where a dedicated team of Airmen found ways to save both manpower and time. Newly implemented Weigh-In-Motion scales expedite cargo deployment functions with a more accurate and efficient process, as part of Team Fairchild’s Continuous Process Improvement efforts.
  • Masters of the Art: 70 years of setting the foundation, still leading the charge

    The 93rd Air Refueling Squadron has stood the test of time through two relocations and a change of mission set and has continued their legacy as the first air refueling squadron to pave the way for Team Fairchild as the premier air refueling base. The 93rd ARS was established only two years after the Air Force was founded. They gathered to celebrate their 70th anniversary and honor their history on March 29, 2019.
  • AFREP: turning trash to treasure for Green in 19

    The 92nd Maintenance Group Air Force Repair Enhancement Program is ran by Airmen who take pride in contributing to the “Green in 19” initiative by restoring what would be waste into money-saving treasure. These professionals are a select group of Air Force experts who use their wide-range of skills and resources to tinker with assets that would otherwise be tossed away, giving other Air Force units the chance to save time and money.
  • Mental Health keeps Airmen mission ready

    Team Fairchild’s 92nd Medical Group Mental Health Clinic is readily available to aid Airmen while they face the demands and stressors that accompany the commitment of service before self, from deployments during the holidays to packing boxes for permanent change of station moves. The Mental Health Clinic’s mission is to influence healthy lifestyles within the base community by promoting positive relationships, providing treatment and preventing unhealthy behavior or mental status to ensure Airmen maintain mission readiness.
  • Fairchild Airmen compete for German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Nineteen Fairchild Airmen competed for the coveted German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge Nov. 17-18, at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. The GAFPB is a decoration of the Bundeswehr, the unified armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany, and can be awarded to German and allied soldiers of any rank. In the U.S. Armed Forces, the GAFPB is one of the few approved foreign awards authorized to be worn on uniforms, making it one of the most sought after achievements.
  • Keeping Fairchild’s mission loaded

    Team Fairchild doesn’t just enable Rapid Global Mobility through in-flight refueling, they are also highly trained in aeromedical evacuation, and cargo and passenger transport. Continuous cargo-load training keeps Fairchild boom operators stay mission ready through routine cargo-load training on the KC-135 Stratotanker. While other agencies load and transport cargo regularly, cargo-load training is crucial for boom operators to safely load and secure cargo effectively when a KC-135 is tasked for a transport mission in addition to its primary in-flight refueling role.
  • Domestic violence: a survivor’s story

    Trailing behind his group of friends, feelings of anxiety and fear crowded his adolescent mind with the question of what version of his father awaited him at home. It hadn’t always been unsafe or tense, but his father’s behavior had become a constant uncertainty. The loving provider who had sat at the head of the table was now condemning and destructive. This is one of the many strong memories Staff Sgt. Taylor Swartz, 22nd Training Squadron Survival Escape Resistance Evasion specialist, recalls from his domestic-violence filled family life in adolescence.
  • Fairchild’s SFS, EOD heavy weapons qualification, familiarization

    Team Fairchild Airmen from the 92nd Security Forces Squadron and 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team participated in an annual weapons qualification and familiarization training at Coulee Dam, Washington, Sept. 26, 2018. Security Forces Airmen qualified with the 249AR machine gun, while the EOD team qualified with the M240B machine gun and were introduced to initial familiarization training with the Barret M107 rifle.
  • Defender Challenge returns

    The automatic email notification ping broke the early morning silence. Without advanced warning of the email’s importance, it was presumed to be unurgent. The security forces airman’s inbox sat unread, to be checked after his daily duties were completed. Unpredicted, this email would later open the door to an opportunity for Senior Airman Joseph Pace, 92nd Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, to represent Air Mobility Command as a participant in the 2018 Defender Challenge, Sept. 10-13, at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.
  • RED FLAG ALASKA 18-3 keeps Fairchild mission-ready

    The sky roared with engines as military aircraft from all over the world formed a mass convoy to accomplish one mission: international security. Amongst the aircraft buzzed a stagnant controller plane, monitoring flight patterns and operations, to ultimately ensure every coalition aircraft abided by the pre-determined rules of engagement. The slightest navigational error in execution could result in mission failure. Suddenly, the controller spotted a stray aircraft violating the approved flight path. Immediately the controller contacted the aircraft and dismissed them from the on-going operation for that day. There was no room for carelessness.
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