FAIRCHILD AFB

242nd Combat Communications Squadron has local and global impact

Courtesy story by Chief Master Sgt. Eugene F. Lewan, 242nd Combat Communications Squadron FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash.On January 23, 2019, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning to parts of the Pacific Northwest, with the possibility that areas of Spokane County could see significant accumulations. As thi
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Fairchild personnel receive alternate commuting awards

Story by SSgt Dustin Mullen on 02/08/2019 Fairchild Air Force Base and four Airmen received awards at the Commute Trip Reduction Way-to-Go Award Luncheon, Feb. 7, in Spokane, Wash. The awards ceremony recognized people and organizations who promote reducing their carbon footprint by using alternate transportation means, such as vanpool,
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Putt-putt for Operation Warmheart

Story by A1C Whitney Laine on 02/08/2019 Team Fairchild hosted the 24th Annual Operation Warmheart Golf Tournament at Wandermere Golf Course in Spokane, to raise money to provide goods and support for Airmen and their families July 27. Operation Warmheart is organized by first sergeants to assist military members and
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Airman optimizes mission readiness by enhancing AF Combatives Master Program

Story by Jesenia Landaverde on 02/06/2019 Animated fighter jets roar across the sky as Duke, the G.I. Joe Team first sergeant, and his band of highly-trained special mission operatives fight for freedom against the Cobra organization, their arch-enemy. The theme song, "A Real American Hero," starts to play through the
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Joint Inspectors General Course brings branches together

Story by PV2 Caleb Minor on 02/01/2019 Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Inspectors general from all service branches traveled from different parts of the country to gather on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to attend a week-long Joint Inspectors General Course Jan. 28 through Feb. 1, 2019. Hosted by personnel from America'
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76th AMXG shows Team Fairchild how to Tinker'

Story by Jesenia Landaverde on 02/01/2019 Fairchild leaders from the 92nd and 141st Air Refueling Wings learned about bringing the "Art of the Possible" to Air Mobility Command maintenance operations for the first time during a visit to the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group Nov. 18-20 at Tinker Air Force Base,
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Combat crew communications ensure mission security

Story by SSgt Samantha Krolikowski on 01/31/2019 As a KC-135 Stratotanker makes its way to a new airspace, the aircrew of this flight have the confidence to securely transition because of the combat crew communications Airmen who helped prepare them. If it weren't for the Communication Security kits provided to
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Team Fairchild first to train refueling KC-46

Story by SrA Ryan Lackey on 01/31/2019 A Team Fairchild KC-135 Stratotanker participated in air refueling training and support to the KC-46 Pegasus over Washington on January 22. This first of its kind event for an AMC KC-135 with an AMC crew enabled completion of the training required to successfully
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Active shooter exercise puts Team Fairchild to the test

Story by SSgt Dustin Mullen on 01/17/2019 Team Fairchild executed an active shooter exercise Jan. 16, 2019. The exercise provided response training to nearly every member of the base. For responders from the 92nd Security Forces Squadron, 92nd Medical Group and 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron, training was put to the
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Fairchild commander connects with Airmen at all-call

Story by SrA Ryan Lackey on 12/31/2018 Col. Derek Salmi, 92nd ARW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Lee Mills, 92nd ARW command chief, gathered Airmen together with an "all-call" meeting to discuss Airmen's quality of life, Air Force updates and upcoming events on Sept. 24, 26 and 28. Salmi recently
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Planning Mobility Guardian II

Story by SrA Ryan Lackey on 12/31/2018 Team Fairchild hosted the Mobility Guardian 2019 International Planning Conference Sept. 18-20, bringing together Air Mobility Command team members and coalition force representatives from eight partner nations. Mobility Guardian is the premiere AMC exercise designed to put U.S. and partner forces through the
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