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  • ANG Director, Lt. Gen. Wyatt, visits Team Fairchild

    Gen. Harry "Bud" Wyatt, Director, Air National Guard, visited the 141 Air Refueling Wing on Saturday, May 5 and held an All Call to address PB13, fiscal responsibility, enlisted grade review, force development and the future of Total Force Integration. His visit began with a mission brief presented by Col Paul Guemmer, 92d ARW Commander, and Col
  • CATM prepares for new AFQC

    Combat Arms Training and Maintenance instructors from the 141st Air Refueling Wing are preparing to implement the new Air Force Qualification Course in August. Staff Sgt. Jacob J. Young, an instructor with the 141st CATM, recently returned from a train-the-trainer course held in Reno, Nevada that familiarized him with the new course of fire.Young
  • 141st CES Deploys

    The Washington Air National Guard's 141st Civil Engineer Squadron headquartered at Fairchild Air Force Base will soon deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.The deploying force consists of approximately 50 citizen-airmen. Their mission will focus on the construction of facilities on Forward Operating Bases throughout
  • ANG Band of the Northwest honors those that serve

    On Nov. 5, 2011 members of The Air National Guard Band of the Northwest, also known as the 560th Air Force Band, performed a musical "Salute to Veterans" honoring military members past and present in anticipation of Veteran's Day at Spokane Falls Community College. The 560th performed alongside choir students from Shadle Park and Rogers High
  • Washington Homeland Response Force Passes Evaluation

    They converged on the Spokane Fairgrounds and the Spokane Fire Training Center, to be the second Homeland Response Force (HRF) in the nation to be evaluated. Washington State provides the HRF for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 10, consisting of Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The HRF provides command and control for
  • Former Prisoner of War Retires

    Lt. Col. Richard "Dale" Storr, the Director of Operations for the 116th Air Refueling Squadron and a former prisoner of war, retired June 2011, after 28 years of military service. During a recent commander's call, Storr recalled the ejection from his A-10 Thunderbolt that led up to his 33-day ordeal during the Gulf War.On Feb. 2, 1991, during his
  • New Beginning

    July ushered in a new era for the 242 Combat Communications Squadron. The unit closed their facility at Geiger Field during a ceremony held there July 9. The closing was precipitated by their move onto Fairchild AFB to comply with the Base Realignment and Closure Commission's recommendation. The move marks a new future for the 242. Originally
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