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  • Inspirational Air Force POW visits Team Fairchild

    Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Lee Ellis, Vietnam War F-4 Phantom pilot, describes the fateful night he and his comrade were shot down and captured during the Vietnam conflict to Team Fairchild Airmen as part of a monthly leadership speaker series, Oct. 8, at the base theater.The Fairchild Speaker Series is a monthly event where experts and leaders from diverse career fields come to share leadership insights with Team Fairchild and provide Airmen the opportunity to expand their professional development in preparation for the potential challenges of today and tomorrow.
  • Fastest Airman in Air Force: Daniel Kirwa

    Out of more than 12,000 participants, Kirwa placed first in the military category of the Air Force Marathon, and third overall, with a time of 2 hours, 33 minutes, and 3 seconds.
  • Partners reunite following Air Force careers

    Josh Burnett, a former U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. and 6th SFS military working dog handler, adopted his former partner Jecky, a Belgian Malinois, who retired from active duty May 28, 2019, after serving at MacDill Air Force Base for seven years.
  • Total Force maintainers road trip for KC-135 recovery

    The skies were calm over the state of New York as a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, cruised through the veil of blue, en route to a deployment. All of a sudden, un-commanded flight control movements began to inexplicably shake the aircraft. As the pilots rushed to troubleshoot the situation, the aircraft began to drop altitude.
  • Elevator pitch perfect for MacDill Airman

    The innovative ideas of Airmen are critical tools in improving the capabilities and effectiveness of the Air Force. An idea can be presented while speaking to a supervisor about difficulties in the work shop, or in rare instances ideas are shared during an elevator pitch to an Air Force senior leader. This was the case for Senior Airman William Eldridge, a 6th Contracting Squadron contracting specialist, when given a unique opportunity to serve as a liaison to Lt. Gen. Jerry Harris, the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs during the June CORONA South Conference, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
  • Zero percent: Wounded warrior Airman refuses to quit

    A feature on Tech. Sgt. Steve Fourman, a DOD Warrior Games athlete who refuses to quit despite multiple medical setbacks.
  • Award-winning MDG renders exceptional care, Genesis pioneers

    Team Fairchild medical providers have been continually working to deliver unparalleled patient care while being the first in the Department of Defense to use and develop the new electronic health record MHS Genesis, released in 2017.
  • The art of giving back

    Balancing family life with work, Tech. Sgt. Isaac Denton, 66th Training Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialist, has a passion for art that goes beyond the canvas to his family and community.
  • 18th AF, Fairchild key spouses address education partnerships, license reciprocity

    Moving to a new area presents unique challenges to military families. Spouses often need to look for new jobs, children move to new schools and the support networks families have relied on change with new scenery. Key Spouses are one resource the Air Force calls on to offer support to families throughout arrival, transition and establishment at their new assignments.
  • CSAF, CMSAF honor D-Day veterans at MacDill for 75th anniversary

    The sea provided no compassion for the brave men aboard, tension builds with every rock of the boat on every wave. Soldiers, cramped together, felt more like sardines as the mist of saltwater continually splashed their faces. Minutes began to feel like hours in that lock-tight vessel, but land soon approached and the tension broke with the sound of both allied and Nazi gunfire. Some of those who recount their story claim that the only thing on their mind was, “just keep moving forward.”
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