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  • The impact a recruiter can make

    A group of young men and women stand tall in the center of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway waiting to solidify one of the most important decisions of their lives. They will raise their right hand and say the United States Air Force oath of enlistment before thousands of people. In the crowd stands one person beaming with more pride than the rest. Without him they may not be where they are now. As a previously enlisted recruiter of three years, 2nd Lt. Joe Giles, 436th Supply Chain Operations Squadron flight commander for tankers and special missions, impacted the lives of many by helping them become Airmen.
  • Fairchild Airmen enhance deployment line, reduce man hours

    As the world modernizes around us, a culture of innovation has swept through the Air Force, encouraging Airmen to enhance nearly every part of our mission. That culture is no different at Fairchild, where a dedicated team of Airmen found ways to save both manpower and time. Newly implemented Weigh-In-Motion scales expedite cargo deployment functions with a more accurate and efficient process, as part of Team Fairchild’s Continuous Process Improvement efforts.
  • Canadian officer trains with U.S. aeromedical evacuation team

    For as long as there have been planes landing at Scott AFB, there have been aeromedical evacuation missions.
  • Homestation, deployed locations swap iron to keep C-130Js mission ready

    Wheels hit hot pavement before slowly coming to a halt along a flightline. Humidity and heat waft over busy Airmen as a ramp opens and they are greeted with forklifts. As quick as they landed, the cargo is offloaded within minutes and the C-130J Super Hercules is ready to leave.This describes the typical day for Airmen in Camp Lemonnier, Africa,
  • Band of Mid-America brings music to our schools

    The Band of Mid-America’s rock band, Starlifter, arrived with music in their hearts, in mid-March when they took to Detroit as part of their “Music in our Schools” initiative in hopes of inspiring a future generation of Airmen.
  • Grab your book: Literature program generates professional development at Travis

    The lobby is full of people. Some are hurrying to check out so they can make their flights, while others are waiting for their coffee. In the corner of the room sits an Air Force staff sergeant.
  • CMSgt Inmon: leading the Airmen of tomorrow

    Inmon’s grit led her to accomplish many enlisted milestones, including becoming the first female active-duty chief master sergeant boom operator in the Air Force. Only the top one percent of all enlisted personnel reach the highest enlisted rank, and even fewer are female.
  • Masters of the Art: 70 years of setting the foundation, still leading the charge

    The 93rd Air Refueling Squadron has stood the test of time through two relocations and a change of mission set and has continued their legacy as the first air refueling squadron to pave the way for Team Fairchild as the premier air refueling base. The 93rd ARS was established only two years after the Air Force was founded. They gathered to celebrate their 70th anniversary and honor their history on March 29, 2019.
  • Honor Guard team renders honors on behalf of a grateful nation

    Rows of headstones line a pathway to a recently dug grave under a tent which is shielding a family from an intensifying snowfall. A short distance away the sound of ceremonial gunfire punctuates the discreet sobs of loved ones saying their last goodbyes to their beloved Airman. As the wind carries away the smoke from the rifles, an honor guardsmen approaches the tent and presents a perfectly folded flag to the next-of-kin, hoping to demonstrate to them the appreciation the United States Air Force has for their loved one’s service.
  • Fairchild building runway to innovation

    Innovation is a common buzzword used in many settings as a catch-all to promote developing strategies, solutions and inventions that can improve efficiency, but also may turn out to become industry game changers.
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