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  • Squadron conducts threats and tactics training

    Stassney Davis, Special to the Free Press|Updated Feb 16, 2023

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE -- Airmen in the 509th Weapons Squadron conducted their first KC-135 Stratotanker treats and tactics training Feb. 2. The goal is to provide the world’s most advanced training in weapons and tactics employments to KC-135 Stratotanker pilots, navigators and enlisted in-flight refueling specialists. Weapons School graduates are experts in the tactical employment, planning, and execution of integrated air and space power. Twice a year, six instructor pilots, navigators and three boom operators are h...

  • Huey reaches 20,000 flight hours

    Stassney Davis, 92nd Air Refueling Wing|Updated Jan 26, 2023

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE — A 36th Rescue Squadron UH-1N “Huey” achieved 20,000 flight hours Jan. 13. According to the aircraft manufacturer, this is the highest number of flight hours for Huey used in the Department of Defense. UH-1N “Huey” No. 6648 arrived at Fairchild in March of 1971, completing all its operational hours assigned to the 36th RQS supporting search and rescue missions, and survival school training. “This milestone represents the highest flight time for UH-1N model and truly highlights the significance of the...