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Manas air base

Sat., May 4, 2013

• Fairchild Air Force Base supplies much of the aircraft and personnel operating out of the U.S. military airfield, which was activated in 2001 as a supply and refueling hub for the war in Afghanistan.

Web extras: View a large-format gallery of photos from the crash site at picture-stories. Find a link to a previous Spokesman-Review report about the base packaged with this story at


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