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Lost in the service to country

Fairchild reflects on three plane crash victims


James Eik

Col. Brian Newberry, Commander of Fairchild’s 92nd Air Refueling Wing, addresses local media at a press conference last Sunday.

Last Friday, May 3, three airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base perished in the crash of a KC-135 aircraft near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan.

Capt. Mark T. Voss, 27, of Boerne, Texas; Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Tech. Sgt. Herman Mackey III, 30, of Bakersfield, Calif. were lost in the incident, the cause of which is still under investigation. The 93rd Air Refueling Squadron is part of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild.

The crew were just one of many assigned to the Transit Center at Manas near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. They were flying an aircraft assigned to...

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