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  • Ready to Respond: Travis AFB enhances Northern California emergency response capabilities

    Everything is on fire!” shouted a 5-year-old girl from the backseat as her mother drove the family car across the Carquinez Bridge near Vallejo, California. Flames were visible on both sides of the bridge and smoke soon engulfed the car. Burning debris fell in front of the vehicle.
  • Cultivate Hope: Air Force dedicated to preventing suicide

    A young Airman struggles to make it through his work day. His head is filled with thoughts of inadequacy. Negativity dominates his thoughts and he soon wonders whether or not he should continue living. In frustration, he slams his desk and walks toward the door.
  • Team Travis sergeant earns RPA pilot wings

    When a Team Travis noncommissioned officer showed up five months into a six-month course at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to become an Enlisted Remotely Piloted Aircraft pilot, there was confusion.
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment keep pilots seeing, flying

    AFE flights have the important mission of keeping the tools used during missions operational and in good condition.
  • Pioneers of History: ‘Rosie the Riveter’ women share experiences with mobility Airmen

    They broke through barriers by proving women could perform the work of men in factories and shipyards across the United States.
  • 18th AF, Fairchild key spouses address education partnerships, license reciprocity

    Moving to a new area presents unique challenges to military families. Spouses often need to look for new jobs, children move to new schools and the support networks families have relied on change with new scenery. Key Spouses are one resource the Air Force calls on to offer support to families throughout arrival, transition and establishment at their new assignments.
  • Discrimination: Not welcome here

    In middle school her classmates called her a monkey. She was bullied for how her hair looked and for the clothing she wore. Even after she joined the Air Force, she experienced racism in her hometown at one of her favorite restaurants.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Faces of the Defender: Crew Chiefs

    Taking a risk and straying from a career comfort zone isn’t easy for some. The Air National Guard allows Airmen to be a part of new and unique career opportunities, and that’s just what this Airman did. Air Force Airman 1st Class Heidy M. Murcia-Alvares, a crew chief assigned to the 182nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here, took a leap of faith when starting her Air Force career.
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