Fairchild Air Force Base

Air Force Memorial
6:03 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Airmen Remembered In Spokane

The Angus Scott Pipe Band performed at the memorial.
Credit 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.

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Fairchild well positioned
6:28 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Fairchild Officials Say Base Is Well Positioned Despite Losing Out On Tankers

Brian Newberry talks to reporters in front of a KC-135, one of the new KC-46A refueling tankers are designed to replace.
Credit 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.

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Air Force Tankers
4:55 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Fairchild Loses First Round In Competition For Tankers


Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 4:55 pm

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.

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Kyrgyzstan Crash
7:32 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Fairchild Airman Was A Plane Enthusiast

A memorial on the wing of Captain Mark "Tyler" Voss's RV-8 plane.
Credit 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.

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