Fairchild 'fueled' my excitement for the military

As a young lady in her infancy of writing news, and in the process of enlisting in the U.S. Army, my experience while flying with the Thunderbirds last Thursday in advance of Skyfest was unimaginable.

A caravan of press arrived at Fairchild Air Force Base on Thursday, May 12.

The 0700 — that’s 7 a.m. in military time — arrival riddled me with excitement, despite the lack of coffee fueling my usual caffeine addiction. I shook with excitement and chill as the wind blew past all of us.

Two Air Force representatives met with us outside and we were taken through the gate and led to a briefing room....


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