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  • PHOTOS: Team Fairchild Hispanic Heritage Month Flight

    Team Fairchild held this incentive flight to commemorate the end of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The flight brought Hispanic community members from across the installation aboard to witness the aerial refueling of multiple B-52 Stratofortresses while also serving as a symbol of Hispanic

  • 509th Weapons Squadron creates KC-46 Weapons Instructor Course

    Airmen assigned to the 509th Weapons Squadron welcomed the addition of KC-46 Pegasus pilots responsible for creating the new KC-46 Weapons Instructor Course at Fairchild Air Force Base in May of 2023. The 509th WPS recruited six KC-46 instructor pilots from around the Air Force to build a syllabus

  • Team Fairchild Leads 100 Years of Aerial Refueling Celebration

    Multiple KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to the 92nd Air Refueling Wing and the 141st Air Refueling Wing prepare for and perform a minimum interval takeoff at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, June 27, 2023. The movement, which included stops at Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore and

  • 509th Weapons Squadron supports SOF exercise, prepares for WSINT

    Airmen from the 509th Weapons Squadron integrated with the 14th Weapons Squadron providing air refueling for a special operations forces exercise at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 7-10. The purpose of the training for the 509th WPS was to expose its students to the Special Operations mission set and

  • Team Fairchild conducts hot-pit site survey in the Pacific

    Team Fairchild conducted a site survey mission to certify multiple airfields in the Pacific for KC-135 Stratotanker hot-pit refueling, January 2023. “Certifying these sites is important so we can practice distributed logistics and operations,” said Capt. Blake Kidd, 93rd Air Refueling Squadron chief

  • Fairchild completes historic 72-Hour KC-135 endurance mission

    Two KC-135 Stratotankers simultaneously conducted 72-hour single-aircraft endurance missions, demonstrating multi-day tanker mission generation capabilities, October 4-7, 2022. The endurance mission covered over 36,000 miles and included total force operational support from numerous units across the

  • Fairchild Airmen support NORAD exercise Amalgam Dart 21-01

    Fairchild Air Force Base KC-135 Stratotanker aircrews participated in the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Arctic air defense exercise, Amalgam Dart 21-01, here, June 12-19, 2021.The exercise featured a variety of military aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force and U.S. Air Force,

  • 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