• PHOTOS: Team Fairchild Honors Col. Dycus and CMSgt. Arcuri's Final Flight

    Final flights, also known as “fini flights,” are a tradition among pilots and aircrew to celebrate one’s last flight with their unit or airframe. Dycus and Arcuri served as Fairchild Air Force Base’s key leaders since 2022. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Clare Werner)

  • PHOTOS: Sky's No Limit - "She is Anything" Airshow 2024

    Attendees toured the KC-135 and spoke to the pilots and in-flight refueling specialists about their responsibilities and capabilities. Since 2012, over 140,000 women and girls of all ages and cultures have attended the Sky's No Limit airshow. The all-female KC-135 aircrew assigned to the 384th Air

  • 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