Stories tagged: 92nd Air Refueling Wing
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
KC-135 training missions on Tuesday had massive plane flying low over Spokane
A 136-foot flying gas station can that can reach speeds of 580 miles per hour tends to get attention, especially when it flies low over Spokane.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Airman found dead at Fairchild Air Force Base
An airman was found dead in a dormitory room at Fairchild Air Force Base around 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Air Force.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Fairchild units include air wings and the survival school
The 92nd Air Refueling Wing is Fairchild’s biggest unit, but not its only one.
Sat., July 26, 2014
Fairchild reins handed to Col. McDaniel
Col. Brian Newberry passed command of Fairchild Air Force Base’s 92nd Air Refueling Wing to Col. Charles “Brian” McDaniel during a change-of-command ceremony Friday afternoon. Hundreds of airmen stood in …
Fri., March 21, 2014
Fairchild cuts ribbon on building
Elected officials and commanding officers old and new gathered Thursday morning to bid farewell to a 71-year-old headquarters building on Fairchild Air Force Base and hail the opening of a …
Mon., May 6, 2013
Public service planned for Fairchild air crash victims
Fairchild Air Force Base officials said Sunday that they are planning a public memorial service for the first Fairchild crew killed in a tanker plane crash since the beginning of …
Sun., May 5, 2013
Air crew members’ bodies located in Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – Search teams on Saturday found the bodies of two American crew members near where their military refueling plane crashed in the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan, the emergencies …
Thu., Jan. 20, 2011
Work relocates Fairchild tankers
Don’t be surprised to see U.S. Air Force jets sharing the runway at Spokane International Airport. Eight aerial refueling tankers will be temporarily based at Spokane International this year while …
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010
Fairchild airmen refuel fighters high above Afghanistan
SOMEWHERE OVER AFGHANISTAN – Staff Sgt. Aaron McLaughlin eased the KC-135’s fuel boom toward the fully armed fighter jet pushing up beneath the tanker’s tail. Within moments the two aircraft …
Mon., July 12, 2010
New Fairchild commander talks about goals for himself, airmen
Col. Paul Guemmer was named commander of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base late last month in a ceremony attended by hundreds of military personnel, civilians …