Fairchild Air Force Base http://nwpr.org en Airmen Remembered In Spokane http://nwpr.org/post/airmen-remembered-spokane <p>Tuesday in Spokane people came together to honor three Air Force airmen who died earlier this month. They were members of the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron from Fairchild Air Force Base. Paige Browning has more on the memorial.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 13:03:12 +0000 Paige Browning 28351 at http://nwpr.org Airmen Remembered In Spokane Fairchild Officials Say Base Is Well Positioned Despite Losing Out On Tankers http://nwpr.org/post/fairchild-officials-say-base-well-positioned-despite-losing-out-tankers <p>Officials at Fairchild Air Force Base say their role in the military's Asia-Pacific operations will not change anytime soon. That's despite the Pentagon Wednesday opting not to locate the next generation of Air Force refueling tankers at the base outside of Spokane, Wash. Jessica Robinson reports.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 13:28:15 +0000 Jessica Robinson 28003 at http://nwpr.org Fairchild Officials Say Base Is Well Positioned Despite Losing Out On Tankers Fairchild Loses First Round In Competition For Tankers http://nwpr.org/post/fairchild-loses-first-round-competition-tankers <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/05/052213JR_TankerFleet_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>People living near Fairchild Air Force Base say they’re not worried by news they won’t get a brand new fleet of Boeing-built Air Force refueling tankers. The Air Force made the announcement Wednesday following a process that pitted Spokane against other other communities around the country.<p>McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas got the nod to be the first to house the new KC-46A refueling tankers. That dismayed Washington Sen. Wed, 22 May 2013 23:55:52 +0000 Jessica Robinson 27990 at http://nwpr.org Fairchild Loses First Round In Competition For Tankers Fairchild Airman Was A Plane Enthusiast http://nwpr.org/post/fairchild-airman-was-plane-enthusiast <p>The feeling is somber at Spokane-area airfields Monday as details emerge about a plane crash Friday in Kyrgyzstan. Three Fairchild Air Force Base crew members died, including a mother, a father, and a plane enthusiast.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 14:32:51 +0000 Paige Browning 27100 at http://nwpr.org Fairchild Airman Was A Plane Enthusiast