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1st Lt. Daniel Reed, 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squardron, Blue Aircraft Maintenance Unit Officer in Charge. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 5:30 A.M.

Faces of Fairchild: 1st Lt. Daniel Reed

new Reed has been in the Air Force for 18 years. For the first 14, he was assigned to a special operations unit called the Tactical Air Control Party. Often embedding with Army ground troops, Reed completed missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Qatar, Kuwait and “a few classified locations,” he said.

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1st Lt. Shanell Guardo, 92nd Medical Group, Group Practice Manager. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 5:30 A.M.

Faces of Fairchild: 1st Lt. Shanell Guardo

new As the group practice manager at Fairchild’s medical clinic, Guardo handles the business side of health care. “I’m a numbers person,” said Guardo, who holds degrees in economics and business administration from East Carolina University. “My job is to match the patient with what they’re trying to buy.”

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2nd Lt. Michael Brittan, 92nd Communication Squadron, Cyber Space Maintenance. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 5:30 A.M.

Faces of Fairchild: 2nd Lt. Michael Brittan

new Brittan’s job title – cyberspace maintenance officer for the 92nd Communication Squadron – sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. But he plays it down. “The comm squadron here is kind of like the IT department at any business,” said Brittan, a 25-year-old from Mattawan, Michigan, who became a commissioned officer in 2015.

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Capt. Cody Hoylman, 93rd Air Refueling Squadron, KC-135 Stratotanker Pilot. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 5:30 A.M.

Faces of Fairchild: Capt. Cody Hoylman

new Hoylman, a native of St. Petersburg, Florida, has wanted to fly planes since he was child. His grandfather served in three branches of the military and regularly brought him to air shows at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. “It’s pretty much the reason I went to college,” said Hoylman, 28, who served in the ROTC at the University of South Florida.

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SSgt Stephon Sharief, 92nd Air Refueling Squadron, Boom Operator. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017, 5:30 A.M.

Faces of Fairchild: Staff Sgt. Stephon Sharief

new It takes steady hands and intense focus to do Sharief’s job. Lying on his chest in the back of a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, he controls the boom that injects fuel into another airborne plane – while both aircraft are traveling at 350 mph. One mistake can be costly. If the boom touches anything but the intended fuel port, it can scratch a plane’s multimillion-dollar stealth paint job.

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