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Spouses of the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron attend a New Parent Support Group meeting. Taking care of Airmen's families, takes care of the mission
For the “Mission Movers” at the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the work can be tiring. As the busiest of the 521st Air Mobility Wing’s en-route maintenance units, the Airmen often work hours upon hours to keep the mission moving.
0 8/03
2017
Airman 1st Class Christian Kinder, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection journeyman, conducts an engine check on an airport rescue vehicle Feb. 1, 2017, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Each morning Fairchild firefighters conduct checks, both monthly and daily, to ensure trucks and equipment are safe and operational. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) Fairchild firefighters train to maintain readiness
Being responsible for thousands of lives, more than 4,000 acres of land and approximately 35 aircraft, the 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department knows the importance of keeping their Airmen “rescue ready.”
0 2/07
2017
(From left to right) 92nd Logistics Readiness Squadron refueling equipment operators: Senior Airman Devin Carpenter, Airman 1st Class Robert Santana, Airman 1st Class Alexander Munson and Airman Victor Ortiz walk out to the fuel equipment staging area July 25, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. At the start of every shift, fuels equipment operators go through an extensive checklist to ensure operational safety. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Ryan Lackey) LRS Airmen fuel mission
Adorned with training computer terminals and dark leather couches, the staging area for the fuels distribution team has the tense air of any waiting room. Refueling equipment operators can be seen pouring over the latest training materials, going over safety checklists and reviewing daily schedules, waiting with anticipation for an order to come through a tiny window in the wall that leads to the fuels dispatcher. A phone rings.
0 8/17
2016
Joint-force medical personnel carry a simulated casualty from a CH-47 Chinook during exercise Combat Joint Atlantic Serpent at Royal Air Force Brize Norton, England, July, 25. CJAS is a week-long field training exercise where joint-force medical personnel conduct aeromedical evacuation simulations to  increase interoperability between partnering nations and services during the transfer of injured individuals. (U.S. Air Force photo /Senior Airman Nigel Sandridge) Aeromedical Airmen train alongside British allies
Airmen from the 48th Medical Group joined forces with fellow U.S. Marines, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy service members, along with U.K. allies, to participate in exercise Combined Joint Atlantic Serpent at Royal Air Force Brize Norton, England, July 25.
0 8/01
2016
Airman 1st D’Andre Davis, 92nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace repair apprentice, assists in break down of a tire with Airman 1st Class Cody Mathews, 92nd MXS aerospace repair journeyman, at Fairchild Air Force Base July 22, 2016. The aerospace repair shop is tasked with wheel and tire assembly for all KC-135 Stratotanker operations within Pacific Air Force as well as KC-135 operations at Fairchild. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mackenzie Richardson) Crew chiefs keep KC-135s flying
Fairchild Air Force Base is home to nearly 35 KC-135 Stratotankers, most of which are approaching their 60th birthdays. With little rest for the lynch pin of global reach air refueling in sight, these KC-135s rely on a highly-trained, responsible group of maintainers to keep them in the air.The 92nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace repair shop is
0 7/27
2016
Four Washington National Guard F-86 Sabres in formation. In 1950, the 116th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron was the first guard unit west of the Mississippi River equipped with jets. (Courtesy Photo) F-86 wreckage rediscovered 60 years later
In September 2015, a small team with the United States Forest Service gathered more than 60 miles from Fairchild Air Force Base to begin surveying land near Timber Mountain, Washington, in the 1.1 million acre Colville National Forest.After hours of surveying, they came across aircraft wreckage with no indication of the aircraft’s origin, mission
0 7/25
2016
A C-17 Globemaster from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base during an air-refueling exercise over Washington State April 5, 2016. The flight was part of a training exercise with multiple receivers in which they practiced formation procedures, tactical maneuvers and numerous approach and landing techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell) Two brothers connect at 22,000 feet
It was a beautiful spring day in April 2016, when two KC-135 Stratotankers took flight from Fairchild Air Force Base to participate in an ordinary air-refueling training exercise. The sun was warm, the sky was blue and there was nothing in the way of the flight the Marchesseault brothers were about to experience; for them, the day was anything but
0 6/20
2016
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