The Honor Point Military & Aerospace Museum holds a collection of uniforms and other pieces from Fairchild Air Force Base history
Even though Fairchild wasn’t chosen for the Air Force’s next-generation refueling tankers, officials say the base could end up with more planes and people.
General Muir S. Fairchild, a Bellingham native, had a long and storied military history before he died suddenly on March 17, 1950, while serving as vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force.
Originally published July 25, 2016 Maj. Charles Seeley had just completed a turn after his fourth pass of the “enemy target” and was in a controlled dive when the F-86A Sabre jet started to buck.
Originally published May 6, 2001 For nearly half a century, Spokane sat at Ground Zero.
The 92nd Air Refueling Wing is Fairchild’s biggest unit, but not its only one.
A look at Fairchild through the years.
Ask Gilham what he does for a living and you’ll get a simple answer: “Maps.” More specifically: three-dimensional maps of Fairchild Air Force Base.
Reed has been in the Air Force for 18 years. For the first 14, he was assigned to a special operations unit called the Tactical Air Control Party. Often embedding with Army ground troops, Reed completed missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Qatar, Kuwait and “a few classified locations,” he said.
Anderson, 22, is a paralegal in the Air Force’s legal branch, the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. A native of San Diego, California, she joined the Air Force in 2014 and now provides a range of legal services, such as drafting wills for retired service members.