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Tuesday, January 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Gateway To Afghanistan new generation air tanker archive

MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2010

Fairchild Air Force Base supplies 80 percent of the military aircraft and flight crews operating out of Manas Transit Center, a key hub along one of the primary NATO supply routes into Afghanistan. The small base, located outside the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek, is barely 400 miles from the Afghan border.