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  • Fairchild Chapel hosts virtual VBS

    The Fairchild Air Force Base Chapel virtually hosted their annual Vacation Bible School for Airmen and their families on base to participate within their homes June 22-26. VBS is an annual event hosted by the base chapel, full of activities and games for Fairchild youth to learn more about the stories of the bible; this year’s theme builds spiritual resiliency through the “Power of Jesus”.
  • Fairchild Airmen create protective facemasks amid COVID19

    Team Fairchild’s Air Force Repair Enhancement Program flight and Aircrew Flight Equipment unit have worked to create hundreds of protective facemasks for Fairchild Airmen to wear amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This effort comes after the secretary of defense released a policy stating that all individuals, including military personnel, civilian employees, family members and contractors on Department of Defense property, installations and facilities, must wear cloth face coverings where physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Fairchild refuels Whiteman B-2 aircraft

    Team Fairchild refueled two B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, as part of air refueling qualification training, Feb. 24-28 at Whiteman AFB. Air refueling qualification training ensures that both KC-135 Stratotanker and B-2 aircrews remain prepared to support Air Force missions around the globe. It also gave crews an in-depth look at skills needed to refuel the B-2.
  • Washington State installation commanders come together for first-ever forum at JBLM

    Washington State military installation commanders came together to form the first-ever WA Installation Commanders Forum at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 18-19. U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Coast Guard commanders met to problem-solve topics of mutual interest for WA military personnel. Discussions included challenges regarding spouse licensure reciprocity, housing, childcare and quality education for military children.
  • Fairchild KC-135 supports aeromedical evacuation training at Travis

    Team Fairchild provided KC-135 Stratotanker support during aeromedical evacuation training for the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Feb. 10-11. Training consisted of familiarization of the KC-135 airframe for emergency evacuation procedures, simulated in-flight medical emergencies, aircraft emergency simulations and medical equipment for both Fairchild and Travis Airmen in order to qualify for semi-annual requirements.
  • Officer promotions receive overhaul in 2020

    Team Fairchild hosted an officer’s all-call to address coming officer development policy changes Jan. 28, at the Red Morgan Center.Topics discussed during the all-call included developmental category configuration for different core specialties, promotion zones, promotion recommendation forms and annual officer performance reports.
  • Fairchild’s newest squadron completes first mission

    Team Fairchild’s 97th Air Refueling Squadron successfully completed its first mission by supporting a 97th Air Lift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Jan. 14. The 97th ARS reactivated in October 2019, in order to support 12 additional KC-135 Stratotankers and an estimated 1,000 Airmen and families being transferred to Fairchild.
  • Innovation funds propel 92nd LRS, save AF money

    The 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron was recently awarded innovation funds to pursue a state-of-the-art oil analyzer to improve vehicle maintenance flight operations and save the Air Force approximately $35,000 per year. The idea was first presented at Team Fairchild’s Inland Spark Pitch competition June 2019, and although it wasn’t one of the winning ideas, the squadron still received funds due to the product’s features and potential savings.
  • Fairchild contracting squadron, GSI help small businesses ‘Meet the Bigs’

    Team Fairchild’s 92nd Contracting Squadron partnered with Greater Spokane Incorporated to host a small-business networking event called ‘Meet the Bigs,’ Oct. 15. ‘Meet the Bigs’ is an annual government contracting networking event that provides a venue for small businesses and entrepreneurs to engage with city, county, state, federal and large regional business purchasing offices that focus on subcontracting.
  • Mobility Guardian 2019 flies over Fairchild

    Mulitple U.S. Air Force, Joint and Coalition C-130Js and KC-130Js prepare to take off during exercise Mobility Guardian 2019 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Sept. 12, 2019. More than 4,000 personnel participated in or observed exercise Mobility Guardian, including Total Force Airmen, Joint, Combat Air Forces, and International Partners.
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