Stories tagged: Fairchild Air Force Base
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 2:43 p.m.
Environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers were quick to criticize the plan, saying it effectively delays much-needed regulations on PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and other health defects after …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 10:31 p.m.
Job growth will bring thousands of new residents to the West Plains over the next two years. Finding places for them to live will be a challenge.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
A man killed Wednesday morning in a three-vehicle collision was a military veteran with a storied history in the armed forces, one that included a firm handshake with America’s Commander-in-Chief.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
Local leaders honored veterans and those killed in action at during Sunday ceremony.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Spokane, alleges Fairchild Air Force Base officials used the fire retardant recklessly and failed to warn neighbors of its “inherently …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:36 p.m.
The window behind Tech. Sgt. Shawn Roberge’s computer at Fairchild Air Force Base reveals a shop arranged with metal fabrication machines and tools he uses to tinker with parts for …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Fairchild Air Force Base will host Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie later this month as he takes part in the Congressional Military Family Summit.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 5:31 p.m.
Flames were reported by a neighbor in the 19400 block of W. Bowie Road, according to fire officials. They were able to contain the damage to the shop, and there …
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 5 a.m.
National Guard employs two Black Hawks to help fight wildfires in Eastern Washington.
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
On Wednesday, the former Dallas Cowboy spoke on stage at Fairchild’s theater, entertaining the audience with old football stories and humorous analogies that often segued into an important message about …
Tue., June 26, 2018, 9:58 p.m.
People living around Fairchild Air Force Base drank water contaminated with a chemical found in firefighting foams, probably for decades. In the year since the pollution was discovered in city …
UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 11 p.m.
Flanked by sentinel stratotankers and facing 250 airmen in formation and short-sleeve blues, Col. Derek Salmi assumed command of Fairchild Air Force Base and the 92nd Air Refueling Wing on …
UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 9:48 p.m.
The Spokane Indians were given a tour Tuesday of the 92nd Air Fueling Wing, toed the catwalk of Fairchild’s lofty control tower and watched a punch-heavy combat training session.
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 11:16 p.m.
An E-4B checked into Fairchild Air Force Base Friday afternoon for a visit that was described as “routine.”
UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
Greater Spokane Incorporated has won the 2017 Abilene Trophy, an annual award recognizing a community that is most supportive of its local Air Force base.
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
The plaintiffs claim they have suffered from an array of serious health problems caused by the water contamination, which resulted from decades of foam runoff from a training site on …
Sun., April 8, 2018
The two-year agreement will cap the amount of water Airway Heights can use from the Spokane aquifer and give the city time to address a long-term solution for well contamination …
Sun., March 25, 2018
In a gallery of photos hanging on the wall of a cavernous World War II-era hangar at Fairchild Air Force Base, Lt. Gen. Giovanni Tuck’s picture shows him smiling, between …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018
State may require cities and counties to restrict “incompatible” development near military bases.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 8:29 p.m.
Fire departments could be banned from using foam with certain chemicals that cause cancer, damage groundwater.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
The U.S. Air Force has agreed to reimburse the city of Airway Heights for water it’s purchasing from the city of Spokane, months after the revelation that firefighting operations at …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
A semi hauling other semi trucks hit an overpass west of Fairchild Air Force Base on U.S. Highway 2, tipping over and blocking the roadway.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
The last time the Spokane area got the kind of boost in employment being projected for a second Amazon headquarters, it took a push by local businesses, a “gift” of …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Brian Newberry, a former commander at Fairchild Air Force Base is Spokane’s newest school board member.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
It may cost up to $2 billion to clean up toxic firefighting chemicals that have leaked from more than 400 U.S. military installations, including Fairchild Air Force Base, a group …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017
Figuring out what would happen if a nuclear blast hit Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
For the second year in a row, Fairchild Air Force Base and the 92nd Refueling Wing won the prestigious Omaha Trophy, the first time in the award’s 46 year history …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
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: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
About 100 more wells near Fairchild Air Force Base will be tested for toxic firefighting chemicals, officials said Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Keep your eyes to the sky. The largest air war exercise seen in the Pacific Northwest began Monday with more than 3,700 military personnel from 30 countries descending on the …