Fairchild AFB

The Wall That Heals visits Spokane Valley

Story by SrA Sean Campbell on 01/11/2018 More than 25 Airmen from nine units around base including the 336th Training Support Squadron, 22nd Training Squadron, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron, 66th TRS, 92nd Maintenance Squadron, 92nd Force Support Squadron, 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Fairchild Honor Guard helped to assemble the
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Fairchild honors fallen veterans

Story by SrA Ryan Lackey on 12/21/2017 The grounds were wrapped in a gentle blanket of fresh snow, with the scent of pine and a somber moment of silence in the air as dozens of military and civilian attendees took part in an annual wreath laying ceremony to honor falle
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Dental Lab helps maintain Airman readiness

Story by SrA Ryan Lackey on 12/21/2017 Dentists perform many feats of skill to keep teeth in tip-top shape, but there are times they need to call in an unexpected specialist to tackle a difficult problem. These specialists support Airmen outside the examination room, working behind the scenes to kee
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Fairchild rocks Global Thunder

Story by SrA Ryan Lackey on 12/20/2017 Several Fairchild KC-135 Stratotankers stand ready near the alert facility in the gloom of a frosty November morning; the airfield is tense, yet quiet. A klaxon abruptly sounds; proceeding, dozens of aircrew and maintainers charged out onto the flightline within seconds, beelining to
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Boom operator reaches 5,000 flying hours

Story by A1C Alan Ricker on 12/19/2017 Constant conversation continued over the radio, but an hour and 42 minutes into the flight, everything went quiet. "At that exact point, it was silent," said Tech. Sgt. Daniel McCrillis, 350th Air Refueling Squadron operations superintendent and boom operator. "I had about a
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WWII Survivor shares her story

Story by A1C Ryan Lackey on 12/15/2017 Carla Peperzak, a survivor and Dutch resistance operative during the Nazi occupation of Holland, visited Fairchild to speak at the Holocaust Remembrance event held at the Red Morgan Center Apr. 24, here. Peperzak did not speak of her experiences during the war for
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Road Runners enable AF Survival School mission

Story by SrA Nicolo Daniello on 12/15/2017 Seventy miles north of Fairchild, in the depths of the Colville National Forest, Airmen stand ready to fight below freezing temperatures, 50 plus inches of snow a year, all the while maintaining 450 miles of forested backroads within the 455 thousand acres of
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Mayor of Limerick, Ireland flies with Fairchild

Story by A1C Ryan Lackey on 12/15/2017 The mayor of Limerick, Ireland, visited Fairchild Air Force Base today to take part in an orientation flight alongside 18 members of Leadership Spokane, to showcase the contribution to the Air Force's global reach. Mayor Kieran O'Hanlon is visiting the area as a
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Bishop visits SERE

Story by A1C Ryan Lackey on 12/15/2017 A Roman Catholic bishop visited the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape school during an annual checkup on the spiritual health of base chaplains, Airmen, families and local community members May 19. Neal J. Buckon, serving the Archdiocese of the Military as an auxiliary
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Team Fairchild celebrates holiday season

Story by SrA Mackenzie Richardson on 12/14/2017 The ceremony has been enjoyed by Fairchild members and their families for more than 35 years. Attendees enjoyed caroling, hot chocolate, cookies, the holiday tree lighting and sitting on Santa's lap.
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Fairchild spouses spread cookies, candy, cheer

Story by SrA Mackenzie Richardson on 12/14/2017 In preparation for Operation Cookie Drop, officer and enlisted spouses were asked to bake four dozen cookies each to pack bags for Airmen living in the dorms. Once the bags were filled with homemade treats, they were distributed to 92nd Air Refueling Wing
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