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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Fairchild 'fueled' my military excitement


Olivia Harnack | Whitman County Gazette

As a young lady in her infancy of writing news here in Colfax, and who is 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...

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