May 8, 2014 | Vol. 118 -- No. 3

Fairchild dedicates monument to Shell 77 aircrew

A dedication ceremony was held at Fairchild Air Force Base's Memorial Grove Park, May 3, to honor the lives and celebrate the accomplishments of, Capt. Mark "Tyler" Voss, 27; Capt. Victoria "Tory" Pinckney, 27 and Tech. Sgt. Herman "Tre" Mackey III, 30.

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Al Stover
Family and friends gather around the granite memorial that bears the names of the Capt. Mark "Tyler" Voss, Capt. Victoria "Tory" Pinckney and Tech. Sgt. Herman "Tre" Mackey III, who perished in the KC-135 Stratotanker accident in Kyrgyzstan in 2013.

Voss, Pinckney and Mackey were the three Fairchild airmen who perished in the KC-135 Stratotanker accident in northern Kyrgyzstan last year.

In March, Air Mobility Command revealed several findings in their investigation report for the accident.  According to the report, the tanker went into a "Dutch roll" - where the aircraft was simulta...

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