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  • 141st Guardsmen assist in fighting wildfires

    Two Black Hawk helicopters from Joint-Base Lewis-McChord land at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. in support of firefighting efforts in eastern Washington August 1, 2018. The helicopters will primarily be used as water buckets and can carry nearly 660 gallons of water at one time. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Brown)
  • Air Mobility Command announces next two KC-135 simulator relocations

    Today the commander of Air Mobility Command selected Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., and MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., as the relocation sites for the next two KC-135 Stratotanker pilot flight simulators.
  • Kicking off CrossTell 2018

    Guardsmen from the 141st Air Refueling Wing flew to the western skies of Oregon to support F-16D Fighting Falcons from the 162nd Fighter Wing and F-15A Eagles from the 142nd Fighter Wing participating in Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell 2018, a live-fly training exercise out of the Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., July 24-26.
  • Stay alive to enjoy the ride: free motorcycle safety class

    Team Fairchild 92nd Air Refueling Wing safety officials are providing a free intermediate motorcycle safety class scheduled to inform and train Airmen on current policies at 8 a.m., at the installation motorcycle range July 26. The intermediate motorcycle safety class is being held to mitigate risks as motorcycle riding continues to be a leading cause of fatal mishaps for Airmen.
  • Sustainment Dock: ANG Increases Tanker Reliability

    In hangar 1033 a KC-135 Stratotanker undergoes an isochronal inspection as Airmen of the 141st and 92nd Maintenance Squadrons start the process of dismantling, inspecting, repairing and sometimes modifying the tanker. Hangar 1033 is home to the sustainment dock where 141st and 92nd Maintenance Groups put the KC-135 sustainment program into practice. According to the memorandum of understanding, the goal of the sustainment program is to provide a dedicated proactive team to repair and enhance an aging KC-135 fleet. This program will produce additional reliable aircraft to Air Mobility Command and National Guard Bureau.
  • Guardsmen find success in training at Spangdahlem

    Nearly 5,000 miles away from home, Air National Guardsmen from different agencies within the 141st Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base and the 194th Wing, Camp Murray, Wash. had the opportunity to complete their annual training and work alongside their active duty counterparts in early April at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. There were a range of different career fields that represented the wings, including public affairs, safety, personnel, inspector general, and the base legal office. The Airmen from each wing embedded themselves in their respective shops to achieve training requirements, gain helpful tricks of the trade, as well as assist in task completion where possible.
  • 141st Operations Support Squadron hosts aircrew chemical decontamination exercise

    Aircrew Flight Equipment technicians from the 141st Operations Support Squadron participated in an aircrew decontamination exercise in the first week of June at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The members set up the aircrew contamination control area as part of a Unit Effectiveness Inspection, or UEI, where inspector general, or IG, members from Air Mobility Command reviewed and provided feedback as part of the UCI.
  • Alpha Warrior visits Fairchild; tests physical and mental strength

    2nd Lt. Brian Gregory, a logistics readiness officer with the 141st Air Refueling Wing, navigates his way through the Alpha Warrior Battle Rig May 24, 2018 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The Alpha Warrior Battle Rig is set up at FAFB from May 23-24 and participants can watch demonstrations, compete against one another, and meet the Alpha
  • 141st ARW and Washington ESGR host "Boss Lift"

    Col. Johan Deutscher, commander, 141st Air Refueling Wing, addresses a group of civilian employers attending an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve “Boss Lift” event May 5, 2018 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Airmen from the 141st ARW have the opportunity to nominate their civilian employers to participate in various ESGR events