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Fairchild 'fueled' my excitement for the military


Last updated 5/17/2022 at 7:07am

Olivia Harnack | The Journal

The U.S. Air Force's elite performance flight team, the Thunderbirds, took to the skies over Eastern Washington this past weekend for the annual Skyfest airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base.

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...

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