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  • More than just a spouse

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – Airmen and their spouses face many challenges ranging from deployments and employment to what it’s like immersing in a new environment during a move.
  • 18th Air Force commander expresses importance of refueling mission

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- A sense of urgency swept the building as flashing lights flickered and aircrew readied themselves to rush out the door. Aircrew quickly followed signs with red arrows with the word “ALERT” centered inside. Outside, a white vehicle - large enough to hold the entire crew and their guest, Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, 18th Air Force commander, was prepared to relocate the team to a KC-135 Stratotanker.
  • Little Rock Airmen test next generation gas mask

    Airmen from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, tested the capabilities of the M69 Joint Service Aircrew Mask Strategic Aircraft for implementation and field use for individual respiratory, ocular and percutaneous protection against chemical biological agents on the C-130J airframe April 25 – 30. The M69 is intended to replace the Aircrew Eye and Respiratory Protection system.
  • 818th MSAS, Burkinabé Partnership: Restoring Rotary Wing Capability

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- The 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron sent a rotary wing maintenance and operations mobile training team to Burkina Faso April 5 through 20 to train and aid the partner nation in identifying the cause of significant mechanical issues impacting the Burkina Faso air force’s UH-1H helicopter fleet.  The
  • 2019 LIFT inspires innovation at Fairchild

    Team Fairchild hosted the third annual Leaders Inspiring for Tomorrow summit April 19 at the base theater, with this year’s topic focused on inspiring innovation. This year’s summit consisted of seven speakers ranging from retired military, active duty, business executives, and civilians with ties to the local area. Each speaker shared their stories of innovative success and how to develop a culture of innovation.
  • Little Rock takes readiness training cross-country

    Airmen from the 19th Airlift Wing removed their protective gear for the last time this week after completing a joint, semi-annual, multi-phase readiness exercise – ROCKI 19-06 – which ran in conjunction with exercise Green Flag Little Rock, March 27-April 17, 2019.
  • Fairchild prepped, ready to receive additional KC-135s

    U.S. Air Force officials announced April 9 that Fairchild Air Force Base has been approved as the new home for 12 additional KC-135 Stratotankers, which will begin arriving from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, in fiscal year 2020.
  • Award-winning Defenders strive for more

    U.S. Air Force leadership proclaimed 2019 as the “Year of the Defender.” With this proclamation, the Air Force is aiming to aggressively improve its Security Forces, in what is known as the "Reconstitute Defenders Initiative."
  • Fairchild Airmen recognized for life-saving actions

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Blaine Holland, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services superintendent, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Ferris, 92nd Maintenance Group Air Force Repair Enhancement Program technician, received a meritorious life-saving award for their actions in providing first-aid to the victim of a car accident.
  • 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 KC-10 Extenders from Travis Air Force Base, California, and participating fighter aircraft.
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