Fairchild Air Force Base

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It’s been ten years in the making, but the Spokane tribe has won approval from Governor Inslee for its Casino in Airway Heights. The tribe says it will be an economic boon that will bring thousands of new jobs, but not all are happy with the announcement.

Airmen Remembered In Spokane

May 29, 2013
Paige Browning

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.

Jessica Robinson

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.

Fairchild Loses First Round In Competition For Tankers

May 22, 2013

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.

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. Patty Murray, who said she would press top Pentagon officials for an explanation.

Fairchild Airman Was A Plane Enthusiast

May 7, 2013
Steve Jackson

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.