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Default Air Force Logo Fairchild Airmen in Manas Air Base Outreach Society
Airmen deployed from Fairchild provide a helping hand to the local community through the Manas Air Base Outreach Society. Airman 1st Class Ashley Phillips and her husband, Airman 1st Class Mark Phillips, both from the 92nd Security Forces Squadron, found a way to be ambassadors for the Air Force while deployed to the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing at
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Rotary pilot in a jet world
Flying fifty feet above the ground in a helicopter is a terrifying experience for some, but for Lt. Col. Brian Bell, 36th Rescue Flight commander, it is just another character-building experience that makes him the officer he is today. Colonel Bell has 70 hours of combat flying time through two tours in Afghanistan and one tour in Iraq, including
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2007
Pincus Kolender, a holocaust survivor, spoke of his experience during the Holocaust Remembrance Service at the base chapel May 22. (Air Force photos/Staff Sgt. Marie Cassetty) Reflections of the past keep the memories alive
The crowd watched in silence as he made his way to the front of the church. Upon taking a seat, he pulled out his creased, worn notes to begin speaking. The stillness in the room was an implicit reminder that this could be the last time a personal account of surviving the Holocaust is shared. Pincus Kolender, an Auschwitz survivor, began his
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Airman's Creed from a first sergeant's point of view
In April, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. T. Michael Moseley, presented a new version of the Airman's Creed. No longer would there be multiple creeds for each rank tier. There will be one creed that encompasses all, from Airmen in basic training to the highest-ranking officer with more than 20 years of service. "I think the one creed is a
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Airman makes the best of living in dorms
Life in the dorms is something many Airmen experience. Some experiences are great. Others are not. And there are those who do not mind either way. Some Airmen search for entertaining activities, while others wait for something to come knocking on their door. Two months ago, Airman 1st Class Heather Jenkins, 92nd Medical Operations Squadron, arrived
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2007
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- Airman 1st Class Jonathan Taylor, 436th Security Forces Squadron augmentee, checks identification cards at Dover Air Force Base's Main Gate May 14.  Airman Taylor is attached 166th Airlift WIng Air National Guard New Castle, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Minto) Forever watchful: Airmen stand guard 24/7 protecting servicemembers and Air Force families
An Airman looks down into the car, carefully matching the face of the driver to that on the identification card. The Airman hands the piece of plastic back to the driver and says, 'Thank you, sir. Have a nice day.' Another vehicle from the long line of cars rolls up and the Airman in a black beret scans another identification card at the Dover Air
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2007
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- An F-15 Eagle from Klamath Falls, Ore., flies alongside a McChord C-17 Globemaster III as part of a Simulated Penetration Air Defense Exercise scenario over central Washington in February. The C-17 is playing the role of a hijacked airliner. (U.S. Air Force photo)
McChord at 'leading edge of homeland defense': WADS, 62 AW play key role in defending United States airspace
While the primary mission of the 62nd Airlift Wing remains delivering global airlift for America, through a partnership with the Western Air Defense Sector the wing also plays an important role in evaluating America's air defense readiness. Since 1998, the 62 AW has been working with WADS to provide a live aircraft for the Simulated Penetration Air
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2007
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Retired Col. Francis Potter refills a prescription at the refill pharmacy here May 2. Colonel Potter has volunteered at the Fairchild pharmacy for the past 24 years, and served in the Air Force from 1943-1969. “I like to keep in touch with the people,” said Colonel Potter when asked why he volunteers. “I like to remain a part of the military.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Connie L. Bias) Pharmacy volunteer keeps Air Force, Fairchild history alive
Those tall aspen on the road leading to the Fairchild hospital ... Remember when those were planted? And all the other trees behind the housing area ... Remember when those were just short, tiny wisps? If not, don't worry - you're in good company. As with most people at military bases around the world, the majority of us are only here for a short
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2007
Default Air Force Logo ADAPT educates Airmen, changes lives
From binge drinking to drug abuse, the medical professionals at the base's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program have seen it all. The program, which falls under the 62nd Medical Group's mental health flight, offers treatment to Airmen who have substance abuse problems to help them live healthy, fulfilling lives and be able to
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Fitness failures can cost careers, jeopardize health
Airmen who consistently fail their physical fitness tests are not only risking their health, they could also be jeopardizing their careers. The Air Force is cracking down on and discharging Airmen who constantly fail their fitness tests, said Capt. Todd Ladd, 62nd Mission Support Squadron. "Air Force-wide, it's definitely happening," he said. "It's
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2007
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