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Fairchild turns 75

In wartime and peace, the crews of Fairchild Air Force Base have manned missile silos across Eastern Washington during the Cuban Missile Crisis, flown nuclear-armed B-52s at the height of the Cold War, and refueled aircraft for wars ranging from Kuwait in 1990-91 to Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years. Here’s a look back at the first 75 years of Fairchild Air Force Base’s storied history.