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  • 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 fuels RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3

    Team Fairchild’s KC-135 Stratotankers provided essential air refueling support during field training exercise RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3, August 3-12. RF-A 20-3 is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. and international forces flown under simulated air combat conditions meant to

  • 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

  • Team Fairchild takes on new role supporting Red Flag 19-2

    Airmen from all over the nation have convened for Red Flag 19-2, a large-force exercise designed to provide aircrews exposure to a simulated combat environment, March 8-23, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Fairchild’s advanced team was tasked to coordinate all planning and refueling operations for

  • Refueling keeps Red Flag flying

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. –The Red Flag Tanker Task Force, with air mobility assets from three bases, descended on the Las Vegas skies three weeks ago in support the international training exercise, Red Flag-Nellis 18-1.The RFTTF consists of personnel, aircraft and equipment from McConnell Air

  • Air Mobility Command enables delivery of Israel’s first F-35s

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Air Mobility Command Airmen worked around the clock to ensure Israel’s first two F-35 aircraft were delivered Dec. 12, making the U.S. ally the only country in the Middle East flying a fifth generation fighter aircraft. The 618th Air Operations Center, based out of