Stories tagged: Fairchild Air Force Base
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
Toxic firefighting chemicals were found in drinking water north of Fairchild Air Force Base at concentrations of up to 409 parts per trillion, nearly six times the level that federal …
Fri., July 28, 2017
Thunderbirds show featured for this weekend’s Skyfest 2017 at Fairchild Air Force Base.
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
The City of Spokane is looking at ways to update its existing water agreement with Airway Heights and possibly adding Medical Lake to its list of customers. Contamination identified in …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 11 p.m.
Col. Johan A. Deutscher, who has flown the F-15 fighter in his Air Force career, has taken over command of the 141st Air Refueling Wing.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
The search for contaminated water has expanded north of Fairchild Air Force Base after four wells in the area showed elevated levels of toxic firefighting chemicals.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:14 a.m.
The new tribal casino under construction on the west side of Airway Heights is going to include a multi-lane roundabout on U.S. Highway 2
Thu., June 29, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner has ruled that the Airman who was found dead in his dorm room at Fairchild Air Force Base on Tuesday committed suicide, according to the …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
The fleet of tankers at Fairchild Air Force Base is about to get bigger as the Air Force has announced plans to transfer 12 more KC-135 tankers to the West …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Two horses representing the past and future of the Spokane Tribe of Indians are featured in the logo representing the $400 million project, which has drawn legal challenges ahead of …