Happy April Fools' Day

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I have experienced some clever April Fools' pranks over the years: at work a friend taped my mouse and I thought my computer had broken overnight; my husband handed me a bowl of cereal which was so frozen I could not puncture it with my best efforts with a spoon; I was late to a meeting and when I sat down on the only available chair, a fog ho...
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Stay Safe, Stay Home!

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Consistent with Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order issued for Washington State earlier tonight, Fairchild Air Force Base is increasing its Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Level from Bravo to Charlie. What does this mean for us? Effective 24 March at 1500, several additional protective measures will be put in place.-The Child Develo...
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The Virus Antidote...

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It's non-stop chaos out there. So let's make a promise to spend some time together and just have some FUN reading. I love to read. It's the greatest escape and if I use the library I can have FUN for FREE. Our library has books, audiobooks, movies, and all kinds of resources for you to download Kindles books. They have it all. And as an added ...
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We are here for you!

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As we continue developing plans to help our community, we will share information through regular updates. We are sad to announce that we will need to close the Preteen & Teen Center effective Monday, March 16, 2020. At this time, there are no other changes to Child & Youth Services at Fairchild.We will provide updated information, as soon a...
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Postponed Events

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The health and safety of our Fairchild Community is our top priority and thus we are sad to announce that we will need to postpone the following events: Father Daughter Dance; Preteen Late Night & March Madness Parent Night; Smash Brothers Ultimate Tournament; Spring Fling Bingo and WarriorFit Games.We will continue to stay in contact with you ...
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Covid-19 Cases and travel restrictions

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Team Fairchild,I wanted to reach out to you personally to let you know that today we had an active-duty Airman test positive for COVID-19. The individual remains in isolation at their off-base residence and has received care from the 92 MDG. Local health officials in Spokane have been notified as well.In response to this, and along with the state o...
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Mission Essential & Key Personnel

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Team Fairchild,The spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States, with three confirmed cases now in Spokane, has driven several second and third-order effects.Within the last 24 hours, Governor Inslee announced the closure of all WA state schools from 17 March – 24 April and the DoD directed "Stop Movement" for ALL PCSs, TDYs and government-funde...
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Sick Leave, Social Distancing and Travel Restrictions

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While COVID-19 transmission risk remains low with no confirmed cases in Spokane County, we are in close coordination with state, regional and local health officials as well as other community partners to ensure our response efforts are coordinated. To safeguard our Total Force Airmen and their families, below are several proactive measures we will ...
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Get Creative with Wood!

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Our Wood Craft Center is considered one of the best in the Air Force. It's a woodworkers paradise!But what if you've never worked with wood? There's nothing physically demanding about woodworking and you can build at your own pace. The basic concepts are simple to learn, yet it's a hobby that will always remain fresh and challenging as your sk...
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Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

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Are you taking care of yourself? We all get caught up in our daily routines. Routine helps us get through the day while also accomplishing our goals. Most of us are working a little list in our minds and do a mental check when its done. The one item you probably won't find on that list is any item that relates to taking care of YOU! Self-...
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Let Your Child Teach you to Play!

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According to Psychology Today playing with your child helps them develop all sorts of skills: social and self-control skill sets, motor skills, peer group leadership, cognitive development and it also lowers their stress levels. And parents experience benefits as well. When you play, your body releases the hormone oxytocin which play...
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Sleep, Exercise & Your Weight

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Sleep, exercise, and weight management are all interconnected. Regular exercise helps control your "sleep/wake cycle." This can help you to fall asleep more easily at night, get a better night's rest, and be more alert during the day—all of which can improve weight management. On the flip side, major disruptions to your circadian rhythm over time c...
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Living Healthy

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Other factors such as, relationships, current diet, and sleep habits can affect your health, wellness and performance goals. For more information concerning these factors you can attend the 2020 Vision Classes that are being offered in February and March or you can stop by the Health Promotion Office located inside the Fitness Center and ask for me...
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How Much Should I Workout!

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The most frequently asked questions usually consist of "How often, how hard, how long and what type of exercise should I do."In the previous post we provided the F.I.T.T principals to help answer a few of the more basics questions. With this post we will provide more contextCardiovascular training and resistance training can be done on the same day...
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Wil's Recommended Warm-up!

Warmup Your warm-up is important!
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Exercise Planning is Easy as F.I.T.T.

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Are you having trouble with where to begin? Start with identifying a specific goal or goals and then use the F.I.T.T principals to establish your exercise plan Frequency is the number of sessions in a week. This will vary depending on individual goals, but a good rule of thumb is 3-5 times per weekIntensity is how hard you plan to exercise and this...
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Why did we name our new fun place Alder House?

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The Alder tree grows from western Montana to the Pacific Ocean. It is the most common and abundant hardwood tree species grown in this part of the country. The Alder grows very fast which has always made them popular with the timber industry. Its' wood is used for furniture, flooring, cabinetry, and is a culinary favorite to smoke salmon. We c...
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Night Skiing at Mt. Spokane

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What could be better after a crazy week than a great night on the slopes? Join us this Friday night (February 21st and again on March 20th) and enjoy the epic snow, warm lodge and cool night mountain air. Outdoor Rec will chauffeur you a short 45 minutes to Mt. Spokane. The trip includes transportation, gear and lift tickets... everything you need ...
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Cold Night Delight - Black Bean Tortilla Soup

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This time of year there is nothing more satisfying than a warm soup. This tortilla soup is high in fiber and vegetarian. The cumin gives it a rich earthy flavor, it's one of my favorite herbs!  Ingredients 2 tablespoons oil (divided)1 medium onion (diced finely)2 large cloves garlic (minced)1/2 teaspoon cumin32 ounces vegetable broth 15 ounces...
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Best Time to Exercise

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The best time of day to exercise is the time when you can maintain a consistent exercise routine—not necessarily the same time for everyone. As I mentioned in my last post, the most important aspect of your program is consistency.Ensure you schedule time on your calendar to exercise, if you can schedule a regular time, this will help form a routine...
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