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  • Generations of service

    The Air Force is all about family, but one family will find that McConnell Air Force Base brought them closer than they ever thought possible.
  • MacDill broadens global strike

    When carrying out the nation’s top mission, there is no room for failure. The nation relies on the capabilities of its armed forces to ensure that freedoms endure. Strategic deterrence is the responsibility of Airmen from each of the Air Force’s major commands and Air Mobility Command’s role is to deliver rapid global mobility. Mobility Airmen step up every day to contribute to the high-end fight. Through precise training, the Airmen of the 6th and the 927th Air Refueling Wings, stationed at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, remain ready to deter near peer adversaries.
  • Team Fairchild participates in Global Thunder 2019

    Team Fairchild Airmen practiced rapid response, mission readiness and enhancing total force operations during Exercise Global Thunder 20 from Oct. 21 to 24, here.
  • Ready in a flash: MacDill exercises operational readiness

    From medical, to maintenance, mission support, to operations, every unit plays an important role in the 6th Air Refueling Wing’s mission, and each displayed their capabilities during an operational readiness exercise conducted Oct. 21 through Oct. 24 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
  • Fairchild provides Global Reach from March ARB

    Twelve Fairchild Air Force Base KC-135 Stratotankers have relocated to March Air Reserve Base to continue their Global Reach mission during Air Mobility Command’s premier exercise Mobility Guardian 2019 in September. Fairchild AFB is partnering with March ARB to continue training crews and executing global taskings while U.S. and international partners exercise MG ’19 at home station.
  • The Air Force is analyzing operational efficiency – one airframe at a time

    Have you ever wondered if the Air Force is flying as efficiently as possible? Well, you’re not alone…and there’s a task force to find out. The Energy Analysis Task Force (EATF), led by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Air Force Operational Energy, has been systematically visiting Air Force bases around the country to observe actual training and mission flights, and speak with flight crews (to include operators and maintainers) about flight operations, practices, and aircraft requirements that have an impact on aviation fuel efficiency. The goal: to identify optimization best practices (and the challenges to implementing them) across each airframe, and produce a report that recommends which initiatives, processes, and technologies could have the greatest benefit to capability and readiness.
  • Fairchild fuels Global Thunder 2019

    Fairchild Airmen focused on sustaining mission readiness, rapid response and enhancing total force operations during Exercise Global Thunder 2019. Global Thunder is a U.S. Strategic Command exercise designed to ensure an efficient mission response by testing the ability for Airmen to execute command, control and operational procedures during simulated conflict scenarios. The exercise provided training opportunities and exercise scenarios for all U.S. Strategic Command mission areas, with a specific focus on nuclear readiness.
  • Fairchild’s Airmen support KC-46A, B-52 training

    Airmen from Fairchild’s 384th Air Refueling Squadron supported a KC-46A Pegasus during a training operation with a B-52 Stratofortress in the Northwest region of the United States, Oct. 3, 2018. The purpose of the training mission was to test the new refueler’s capability to perform inflight refueling connections specifically with the B-52 airframe.
  • Fairchild KC-135s, Airmen support Operation Juniper Micron

    Fairchild KC-135 Stratotankers, Airmen, and support equipment, deployed to continue partner support to France as part of Operation Juniper Micron in Spain, September 2018.
  • MWD training takes flight

    Throughout the month of August, the 92nd Security Forces Squadron MWD section trained with the 36th Rescue Squadron to learn and become familiar with the components of a huey aircraft in preparation for deployment missions.
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