Here’s an electronic recap of the Manas-related articles published over the past week in The Spokesman-Review’s print editions:
Tuesday (10.19.2010): Front-line support — A look at a typical refueling mission over the rugged battlefields of Afghanistan.
Thursday (10.21.2010): Rebuilding hope — A look at the humanitarian assistance efforts of U.S. military men and women deployed at Manas, many of them Fairchild volunteers.
And, here’s an SR article from 2009 examining Fairchild’s links to creation of the U.S. base at Manas amid an eventually scuttled eviction notice. Among the tidbits: So many Fairchild airmen were deployed at the base that they staged a makeshift Bloomsday run one year; and an unfortunate mishap involving a fiery collision between a KC-135 and a commercial airliner.