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  • 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.
  • 92nd SFS implements new virtual reality training, improves use of force techniques

    The 92nd Security Forces Squadron received Street Smart Virtual Reality systems from the Air Mobility Command, January 2021, to enhance use-of-force training. These VR systems are equipped with 31 different training scenarios that can be adjusted as they play out, creating a more unpredictable and realistic training environment for trainees.
  • Lt. Col. Street: Overcoming cancer through connectedness, resiliency

    Lt. Col. Michael Street, 92nd Operations Group deputy group commander, began his journey fighting stage four rectal cancer after being diagnosed in April 2016. Street was only 38 years old at the time of his cancer diagnosis with a survival rate of 12% within the first five years of being diagnosed.
  • Fairchild brings hot pit refueling for the first time to CONUS

    Team Fairchild successfully completed the Air Force’s first-ever stateside Hot Pit refueling on the KC-135 Stratotanker on March. 25, 2021. Hot pit refueling occurs when an aircraft is fueled immediately after landing, while the aircraft keeps one engine running.
  • 92nd LRS boosts cargo mission with ‘Dawgbone’ innovation

    Airmen from the 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron distribution flight have innovated a way to boost efficiency and safety in performing cargo loading missions. A device called the “Dawgbone” is an assistive tool that can be placed on the bed of any trailer or cargo loading vehicle, allowing Airmen to safely load and unload pallets of cargo more effectively.
  • Team Fairchild, Spokane County sign first-ever IGSA to enhance defender training

    Representatives from Fairchild Air Force Base, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, and the Spokane County Board of Commissioners signed a one-of-a-kind Intergovernmental Support Agreement (IGSA) for the Spokane Regional Indoor Small Arms Range Partnership on March 15, 2021.
  • 92nd FSS wins best FSS in AMC second year in a row

    The 92nd Force Support Squadron received Air Mobility Command’s 2020 Maj. Gen. Eugene L. Eubank award as the best small installation-level FSS. This prestigious award is named in honor of Maj. Gen. Eubank, who recognized the importance of morale and welfare for America’s fighting forces to further the overall Air Force mission.
  • AMC command team visits the favored few

    Airmen from Team Fairchild showcased how they contribute to rapid global mobility through readiness, innovation and improving quality of life to the Air Mobility Command leadership team during a visit here, March 3-4, 2021. Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, AMC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Kruzelnick, AMC command chief, started off the visit by meeting with Airmen who lead the ONE Fairchild initiative, which aims to enhance the well-being of all personnel by taking steps to improve resilience. The ONE Fairchild committee is comprised of mental health providers, members of the Chaplain corps., and the base’s Driving Under the Influence Task Force.
  • Fairchild performs diversity and inclusion flight honoring Black History Month

    Team Fairchild Airmen conducted a diversity and inclusion flight in honor of Black History Month, Feb. 18, 2021. The mission refueled F-16C Fighting Falcons from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Due to limited diversity in the Air Force’s aviation community, the flight was important as it showcased diversity in the Air Force and embodied the importance of minority representation.
  • Fairchild welcomes LEAP club

    Do you know a second language and want it to boost your Air Force career? Team Fairchild now has a Language Enabled Airman Program for Airmen of all ranks on base. LEAP, at large, is an essential program managed by the Air Force Culture and Language Center at Maxwell Air Force Base, created to sustain a pool of Airmen who are willing and able to use their foreign language and culture skills to complete a mission.