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  • 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.
  • AFE Airmen provide tools to survive

    Soaring through the air thousands of feet up can be scary especially if the parachute doesn’t deploy properly. Part of the flight preparation checklist is making sure the aircrew is equipped with supplies for any situation that may arise. Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen are the ones who ensure the safety of every flyer by providing them essential survival gear.
  • POL Airmen keep tankers flying

    Fairchild is renowned for its aerial refueling capabilities for the United States Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and allied nation aircraft. The KC-135 Stratotanker has been called a “flying fuel depot,” but what many overlook is the Airmen who supply the gas it needs to accomplish its global reach mission.Airmen from the 92nd Logistics
  • Taking a step outside of their AFSC: Military Training Leader

    Military training leaders are non-commissioned officers vectored through the Developmental Special Duty program to assist transitioning Airmen between BMT and their first duty stations.
  • DOD program links Airmen to career opportunities

    After 7,300 days of serving in the military, Airmen find themselves reaching retirement, discovering new interests and choosing a place to make their forever home.
  • Taking a step outside of their AFSC: Airman Leadership School cadre

    There is no greater responsibility in the Air Force than training the men and women who raise their right hand to serve their country. As Airmen, professionals and future leaders, trainees' development depends on the mentors they meet and the Professional Military Education they receive throughout their Air Force careers.
  • Fairchild Airman supports effort in Puerto Rico

    Sept. 20, the wind raged between 110 and 155 miles per hour as Hurricane Maria hit the United States territory of Puerto Rico. Power was knocked out across the island, infrastructure collapsed, plants were uprooted from the ground and water flooded across large areas.
  • Taking a step outside of their AFSC: Honor Guard NCO in charge

    With a sharp click of a heel and distinct command, a line of disciplined honor guardsmen begin to fold the American flag with grace, precision and determination. The rendering of military funeral honors for veterans is not only mandated by law, it’s the responsibility and duty of Air Force Honor Guardsmen around the world.
  • War or the Cage

    The day’s pent-up energy reaches a climax, his lime green “autistic kids rock!” t-shirt stands out in the bustling room, a clear sign that Tyler McGuire has entered the cage. Standing across from him is his opponent whose goal is to take him down.The crowd buzzes with excitement as Staff Sgt. Tyler McGuire, 66th Training Squadron operations NCO in
  • Taking a step outside of their AFSC: Career Assistance Advisor

    Whether arriving at their first duty station or nearing the end of their first enlistment, Airmen are required to receive face-to-face training with some of their base’s leading experts on all things Air Force. These experts meet in forums such as Informed Decision Briefings, First Term Airman Center courses, NCO and senior NCO Professional Enhancement Seminars and various professional development courses that prepare and develop Airmen, young and old, about how to face everyday challenges.
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