Fairchild Air Force Base

Water in Airway Heights Safe to Drink Again
AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (AP) — Officials in the Spokane suburb of Airway Heights say city tap water is now safe to drink.
Residents were told not to drink city water May 16 after tests by Fairchild Air Force Base found groundwater tainted with two industrial chemicals used for years in firefighti…
Fairchild to Get a Dozen More KC-135s
SPOKANE (AP) — Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane has been assigned an additional dozen air refueling tanker planes.
The Air Force said Monday it will move 12 of its older KC-135 tankers to Fairchild to make room for the new KC-46A tankers elsewhere...
Residents Near Spokane Advised to Not Drink Tap Water
SPOKANE (AP) — Officials say the Airway Heights water supply may be contaminated with chemicals from Fairchild Air Force Base just west of Spokane.
The city and Air Force said in a joint statement Tuesday evening that Airway Heights water customers are advised to not drink city water nor use it…
9 Additional Air Refueling Tankers to be Based at Fairchild
SPOKANE (AP) — Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane has grown a bit.
The base on Thursday welcomed nine air refueling tankers and their personnel, who used to be at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas.
The Spokesman-Review reports the 384th Air Refueling Squadron has been moved to Fairchild as the Air…
Nex Gen Air Tankers Could Call Fairchild Home
SPOKANE (AP) — A group of military experts are planning a visit to Spokane to determine whether Fairchild Air Force Base would be a good fit for the nation's next generation of air-refueling tankers.
The Spokesman-Review reports the Air Force has scheduled a meeting for Thursday to study t…