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  • Team Fairchild honors Shell 77 crew during virtual ceremony

    Despite the challenges of the Coronavirus Disease 2019, Team Fairchild hosted a memorial for the deceased Shell 77 Airmen at the base memorial park, May 4, 2020. The memorial honors the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron’s Airmen: Capt. Tyler Voss, Capt. Victoria Pinckney, and Tech. Sgt. Tre Mackey III, who lost their lives to a tragic accident while deployed to the 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, May 3, 2013.
  • Team Fairchild helps to welcome traveling Vietnam Memorial to Medical Lake

    Col. Larry Gardner, commander of the 141st Air Refueling Wing, addresses attendees during the opening ceremony for “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial that stands in Washington D.C., June 13, 2019 in Medical Lake, Wash. The Moving Wall travels throughout the country to bring the experience of visiting the memorial to
  • Keeping clear communication

    It didn’t take Master Sgt. Eric Icenhower long to come up with a plan to help solve the language barrier he knew he’d face while on an upcoming trip to Ukraine in the fall of 2018. He had been asked to assist the 129th Rescue Wing in California to organize a training plan for their state partnership program to train Ukrainian survival instructors during multi-national exercise Clear Sky with an end goal of establishing a formal survival training program.
  • Remembering ESSO 77

    Almost 20 years to the day, Airmen from the 141st Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base will be returning to Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany to commemorate the fallen crew of ESSO 77 in a remembrance ceremony dedicated in their honor.
  • 141st ARW celebrates annual Winter Fest

    Col. Johan Deutscher, commander of the 141st Air Refueling Wing, checks bingo cards during the wing’s annual Winter Fest Dec. 1, 2018 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. More than 900 Airmen assigned to the 141st are welcome to take part in the festivities along with their families to celebrate the holiday season. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by
  • 76th AMXG shows Team Fairchild how to ‘Tinker’

    Leaders from Fairchild Air Force Base visited the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group Nov. 18-20, during a site visit to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Tinker AFB is made up of 5,500 acres with 460 buildings hosting operational missions for the Air Force, Navy as well as several other Department of Defense agencies.
  • Texas, Washington Air National Guard participate in Brazilian-led international exercise

    NATAL, Brazil -- Brazil kicked off its multinational air combat exercise CRUZEX VII Nov. 18 and invited participation from U.S. and six other partner nations. Guardsmen from the Texas and Washington Air National Guard joined the two-week long exercise and lent support by providing fighter and tanker aircraft as well as personnel from multiple U.S. Air Force job specialties.
  • 141st Leaders Serve Traditional Holiday Meal

    Leaders from the 141st Air Refueling Wing serve a holiday meal to Airmen at the Warrior Dining Facility Nov. 3, 2018 on Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. As part of the holiday season, commanders, chiefs, and first sergeants volunteer their time to take part in serving a traditional holiday meal every November drill weekend. (U.S. Air National Guard
  • 141st Mission Support Group gains new commander

    Col. Johan Deutscher, 141st Air Refueling Wing commander, passes the 141st Mission Support Group guidon to Col. David Kimpel, 141st MSG commander, during a change of command ceremony October 13, 2018 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. During the ceremony, a guidon is passed to symbolize the passing of responsibility from one commander to
  • Guardsmen mobilized to aid in firefighting efforts

    Andrew Stenbeck, the incident commander at the Sheep Creek fire camp, briefs Col. Johan Deutscher, commander of the 141st Air Refueling Wing, on the incident action plan for the Sheep Creek fire in Northport, Wash. August 8, 2018. Nearly 60 Guardsmen from the 141st ARW were mobilized to help support firefighting efforts throughout the region. (U.S.