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  • Airmen from 22d EARS honor Shell 77 legacy

    Airmen from the 22d Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and the tanker community paused for 77 seconds of synchronized silence to commemorate the legacy of the fallen heroes of “Shell 77” May 3, 2019, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Six years ago, the air refueling community lost three of their own when a KC-135R crashed in Chaldovar, Kyrgyz Republic, after departing to conduct a combat mission. The aircrew members who died were Capt. Mark T. Voss; Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney; and Tech Sgt. Herman “Tre” Mackey III., who were deployed to the 22d EARS in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • Commander addresses Team Fairchild on ‘State of the Wing’

    Col. Derek Salmi, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, hosted three “State of the Wing” all-calls to discuss upcoming events for the wing, the way ahead on housing concerns and initiatives such as Fairchild University and Inland Spark Mar. 18, 20 and 22. Salmi also discussed his priority for the 92nd ARW to maintain full spectrum readiness, which goes beyond donning mission oriented protective posture gear.
  • CMSAF Wright visits Team Fairchild

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Team Fairchild for an in-depth look at the missions of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing and 336th Training Group Survival School March 21-22.
  • Team Fairchild performs all -women refueling flight

    An all-female air refueling mission was performed by Team Fairchild Airmen today in honor of Women’s History Month at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. The effort highlighted women’s integration in every aspect of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing mission, which is to provide responsive air refueling and agile combat support across the full-range of military operations.
  • Team Fairchild first to train refueling KC-46

    A Team Fairchild KC-135 Stratotanker participated in air refueling training and support to the KC-46 Pegasus over Washington on January 22. This first of its kind event for an AMC KC-135 with an AMC crew enabled completion of the training required to successfully deliver two KC-46s to McConnell AFB later that week, on January 25.
  • Fairchild celebrates BSC week

    Team Fairchild honors the Air Force’s Biomedical Sciences Corps’ 54th anniversary by participating in the Air Force’s recognition of BSC Appreciation Week 28 Jan. through 1 Feb. The BSC comprises of a diversified range of subject matter experts within the Air Force’s patient care systems, such as optometry, clinical psychology, pharmacy, physical therapy and many more.
  • 76th AMXG shows Team Fairchild how to ‘Tinker’

    Leaders from Fairchild Air Force Base visited the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group Nov. 18-20, during a site visit to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Tinker AFB is made up of 5,500 acres with 460 buildings hosting operational missions for the Air Force, Navy as well as several other Department of Defense agencies.
  • Fairchild partners with Kansas ANG Airmen for MITO training

    Team Fairchild instructor pilots trained with aircrews and KC-135 Stratotankers from the Air National Guard 117th Air Refueling Squadron located in Forbes Field, Kansas to practice Minimum Interval Take-Off training Oct. 24 –26. MITO reduces the amount of time between aircraft launches, automatically positioning the jets in a standard group formation once airborne.
  • Congressional staffers visit Fairchild

    Congressional staffers visited Fairchild to learn more about Team Fairchild’s impact on the global air refueling mission and the local Spokane community, Oct. 18.
  • Fairchild’s Airmen support KC-46A, B-52 training

    Airmen from Fairchild’s 384th Air Refueling Squadron supported a KC-46A Pegasus during a training operation with a B-52 Stratofortress in the Northwest region of the United States, Oct. 3, 2018. The purpose of the training mission was to test the new refueler’s capability to perform inflight refueling connections specifically with the B-52 airframe.
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