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  • Airmen, Family Quality of Life Summit addresses D&I, housing, more

    Fairchild hosted an Airmen and Family Quality of Life Summit with key community leaders to address issues affecting members of Team Fairchild here, May 25, 2021. The summit featured discussions between Fairchild leadership and community members, aimed to improve access to affordable housing, childcare availability, and spousal licensure, as well as the education of military children and the importance of diversity and inclusion in our military and community.
  • Freedom is Life: Remembering one of Fairchild’s Favored Few

    James Yoshikazu Nagahiro was born in 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended Mid-Pacific Institute and after two years at the University of Hawaii, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was selected for the Aviation Cadet Program in 1953. Nagahiro served as B-52 pilot and instructor pilot with the 325th Bomb Squadron at Fairchild AFB, Washington, from August 1971 until he was forced to eject over North Vietnam and was taken as a Prisoner of War. In 1972 America was in its seventh year of war against North Vietnam. President Richard Nixon called on the USAF in December to implement a new war strategy that came to be known as Operation LINEBACKER II. The operation employed U.S. air power to strategically bomb major enemy targets like radio stations, railroads, power plants, and airfields in Hanoi and Haiphong, Vietnam.
  • Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

    he Air Force will resume physical fitness testing July 1 with only three components: push-ups, sit-ups and the 1.5-mile run. Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10. Updated charts can be found here.
  • 18th AF commander visits Fairchild AFB

    Leaders from 18th Air Force visited Team Fairchild and the 92nd Air Refueling Wing here, March 19-21.
  • Team Fairchild Supports Medical Lake School District STEM Day

    More than 500 middle and high school students from Medical Lake Middle and Medical Lake High Schools attended a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics event coordinated by the Airmen from Team Fairchild, May 21, 2021.
  • Warrior Dining Facility closure to affect Airmen on base

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – The Warrior Dining Facility is scheduled to close June 1 and will remain closed until the beginning of January, in order to complete renovations and facility upgrades. Dorm Airmen can expect to receive $773 of monthly Basic Allowance Subsistence II starting as early as June 15 during the entirety of the DFAC closure. By receiving BAS II, Airmen will have adequate funds to purchase and cook food in the absence of the DFAC.
  • Team Fairchild tests new Air Battle Management System on KC-135

    Team Fairchild participated in a datalink experiment connecting a KC-135 Stratotanker with commercial satellites to better connect and share data across Joint and Mobility forces. The experimentation effort, known as ‘Global Lightning,’ is run by the Air Force Research Laboratory as a means to put communication terminals on aircraft and test their ability to share data with satellites.
  • Airman volunteers to fights fires, COVID-19

    Staff Sgt. Tristan Crosswhite, a dental assistant assigned to the 92nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, contemplated joining the Air Force for three years before deciding to take the plunge.
  • Fairchild builds joint partnership with Marines

    Team Fairchild Airmen from the 384th and 93rd Air Refueling Squadrons observed a Marine Corps exercise here, May 3-11, 2021. The observation allowed Team Fairchild the opportunity to create a joint partnership between Airmen and Marines for future exercises.
  • Fairchild MDG Airmen support FEMA vaccine center in COVID-19 mitigation effort

    ST. PAUL, Minn.-- Approximately 1.5 million people worldwide have tested positive for COVID-19, making vaccination efforts more crucial than ever. A team of approximately 140 Airmen from 24 bases spread throughout the U.S., including Fairchild Air Force Base, have come together in St. Paul to help support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an effort to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19. Airmen from the 92nd Medical Group began their support in April at the St. Paul Vaccination Center (CVC), where around 3,000 vaccinations are distributed daily.
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