FAIRCHILD AFB

Air University after 70 years

Unlike the founders of other military educational institutions, the founders of AU sought to break away from traditionalism, rigid thought and doctrine, and the formalization of instruction that had often characterized past military education. They, many of whom were ACTS' graduates, established a progressive, forward-looking institution. In his dedication address,
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Airmen put readiness, resiliency to test in wrestling competition

Story by Stephen Warns on 05/17/2017 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas Three Airmen recently competed in the U.S. Greco-Roman Wrestling World Team Trials April 28-30 in Las Vegas. 1st Lt. Brandon Mueller, a rapid innovation program manager with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico,
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FARP: Night Owls of USSOCOM

Story by SrA Andrea Posey on 05/13/2017 Under the cover of darkness, a team of specially trained Airmen stand by a tanker aircraft in preparation for a covert refueling operation. The group waits as helicopters hover-taxi within 300 feet of one another and the tanker aircraft. Once the helicopters are
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Airman fosters resiliency on the mat

Story by A1C Breanna Carter on 05/10/2017 Severin qualified at the Armed Forces Wrestling Championship to represent the Air Force at the Senior Greco-Roman World team trials in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 29. When Master Sgt. Sherwin Severin, 90th Missile Security Forces Squadron flight chief, is not wrestling he is
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Earth Day: everyone can have an impact

Story by SrA Janelle Patio on 04/20/2017 Multiple base agencies held events in celebration of Earth Day to highlight the importance of caretaking our planet. The events were geared toward the youth and included age-appropriate activities at the Career Development Center and Youth Center. Earth Day is celebrated worldwide by
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Fairchild Airman makes his mark on space travel

Story by SrA Janelle Patio on 04/19/2017 Working for NASA can be a life changing experience, but discovering a new syndrome affecting astronauts working in space is out of this world. Lt. Col. Richard Rubin, who is now a 92nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight surgeon, was working with the ophthalmology
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"Dirt Boyz" get dirty

Story by SrA Mackenzie Richardson on 04/07/2017 They're often referred to as "Dirt Boyz" for their constant interaction with more than 100 pieces of dirty, heavy construction equipment and hand tools used to repair Fairchild's roads, airfield, fences and drainage systems. "Our job requires that we remain proficient at operating
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MEFF upgrades launch

Story by SrA Mackenzie Richardson on 04/07/2017 Base leadership was invited to receive a presentation from numerous 92nd Force Support Squadron Airmen and taste test the new concepts. "We want our leadership to experience the new concepts firsthand and also be able to advocate for the great food we are
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384th ARS joins Fairchild's flying force

Story by SrA Mackenzie Richardson on 04/07/2017 McClune, previously the 92nd Operations Support Squadron director of operations, is the first Fairchild commander assigned to the 384th ARS after its relocation from McConnell AFB, Kansas. "Seventy three years ago today, this squadron flew its first combat mission bombing an enemy airfield
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Periodic inspection gets revamped

Story by SrA Mackenzie Richardson on 04/07/2017 Often referred to as PE or ISO, the inspection is conducted every 24 months, 1,800 flight hours or 1,000 landings. On average, the 92nd and 141st Maintenance Squadrons conduct 12 PEs a year. Throughout March, the 92nd and 141st MXSs held a continuous
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Team Fairchild welcomes the 'Squarepatchers'

Story by SrA Mackenzie Richardson on 04/07/2017 Globally known as the "Squarepatchers," the 384th ARS comes to Fairchild after calling McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, home for more than 43 years. In September 2016, they were directed to relocate after McConnell was designated as the next KC-46 Pegasus base. "The
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