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  • RED FLAG ALASKA 18-3 keeps Fairchild mission-ready

    The sky roared with engines as military aircraft from all over the world formed a mass convoy to accomplish one mission: international security. Amongst the aircraft buzzed a stagnant controller plane, monitoring flight patterns and operations, to ultimately ensure every coalition aircraft abided by the pre-determined rules of engagement. The slightest navigational error in execution could result in mission failure. Suddenly, the controller spotted a stray aircraft violating the approved flight path. Immediately the controller contacted the aircraft and dismissed them from the on-going operation for that day. There was no room for carelessness.
  • BEEliners enable AE mission

    It’s a Sunday morning on Travis Air Force Base, California, and a flightline normally buzzing with activity is unusually void of the sounds one would expect from the busiest military air terminal in the United States.
  • DGMC brace shop designs first tibial fracture orthosis in eight years

    A 12-year-old boy raced toward the ball. He was determined to kick it into the back of the net to win the game. Another child challenged the would-be goal scorer and their legs slammed into one another in a violent collision.
  • Dual-military couple continues to grow together in challenging climate

    The Locketts came to Travis Air Force Base, California, in 2015 and in that time, what grass they have found themselves on has been plentifully watered. From Broderick’s participation in the Tuskegee Airmen heritage flight to Aisha’s work in organizing a fun run in support of the Air Force Assistance Fund, their mark on Travis has been one of compassion, hard work and pride. But being a dual-military couple hasn’t been without its challenges.
  • Travis AFB mammography clinic helps detect breast cancer

    A small clinic on the third floor of David Grant USAF Medical Center provides an important service to Tricare beneficiaries: Finding breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cancer-associated death for women in the United States, according to the website, Breastcancer.org. About one in eight women will likely develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Musicians help to heal community after devastating fires

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — On Oct. 8, 2017, a devastating wildfire broke out and ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties. Thousands were impacted by the disaster, which destroyed over 6,500 homes and killed more than 40 people. Those affected included musicians from the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West and Napa Valley Youth Symphony.
  • POL Airmen keep tankers flying

    Fairchild is renowned for its aerial refueling capabilities for the United States Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and allied nation aircraft. The KC-135 Stratotanker has been called a “flying fuel depot,” but what many overlook is the Airmen who supply the gas it needs to accomplish its global reach mission.Airmen from the 92nd Logistics
  • Aeromedical nurse directs complex missions to provide priority care

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill -- Multiple patient movements occurred as three hurricanes made way through Texas, the Caribbean and Florida, Aug. 24 to Sept. 19, 2017. Maj. Terri Felder from the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, served as a medical crew director for these flights. AE crews were prepositioned at
  • Fairchild Airman supports effort in Puerto Rico

    The wind raged between 110 and 155 miles per hour Sept. 20 as Hurricane Maria hit the United States territory of Puerto Rico. Power was knocked out across the island, infrastructure collapsed, plants were uprooted from the ground and water flooded across large areas.
  • Staff sergeant shows resiliency in fight with cancer

    “You have stage two unfavorable Hodgkin’s lymphoma.” Those were the words Staff Sgt. Teresa Monteon heard her doctor say on October 19, 2015. The weight of those words hit her hard and she cried. “I was scared,” said Monteon. “My whole world just shifted. I was so excited to come to Travis and work in the intensive care unit. It was a great chance for me to be a medic and I was looking forward to testing my skills and facing new challenges. When the doctor said that, I felt like my whole world was pulled from me.”
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