Stories tagged: Fairchild Air Force Base
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017
Fairchild may bounce back from letdown
Local leaders appeared more sanguine, pivoting from the prospect of landing the new tankers to the possibility of getting more of the old ones.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 10:37 P.M.
Local leaders look for silver lining in Fairchild tanker announcement
While the West Plains military base will likely not get the next generation of fuel tankers, local leaders stressed Thursday that Fairchild may end up benefiting from the decision by …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 10:38 P.M.
Fairchild passed over as a location for next round of new air-refueling tankers
Fairchild Air Force Base has come up short a second time in a bid to host next-generation aerial tankers, leaving Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to question …
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 3:40 P.M.
Hearing Thursday looks at Fairchild’s second chance to land new Air Force tanker
The Air Force will hold a hearing Thursday in Spokane as it takes another look at Fairchild as a home for the nation’s new air refueling tanker.
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016
Families plan memorial for victims of 1958 bomber collision near Fairchild
The families of B-52 crews killed in one of Fairchild Air Force Base’s worst accidents are planning a memorial for the base some 59 years after the crash.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016
Community support helps Fairchild thrive
From someone who has lived in 11 states and three countries, I can assure you this area has something special. This is a phenomenally strong community, and I believe only …
SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2016, 6:05 A.M.
Andy Brown’s new book helped him deal the with impact on his life of a long-ago shooting at Fairchild Air Force Base
Andy Brown, the Fairchild Air Force Base security policeman who was a hero in one of the base’s biggest tragedies – a shooting rampage that killed four people and wounded …
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 3:07 P.M.
Going to Fairchild? You’ll need proper ID
Fairchild Air Force Base will require all visitors to have ID that meets federal standards starting Aug. 15. A standard Washington driver’s license won’t cut it.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 3:35 P.M.
Irritant that sickened Air Force personnel identified as air freshener
The unknown irritant that sickened 24 people at Fairchild Air Force Base Thursday has been identified as air freshener.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016, 4:58 P.M.
‘Unknown irritant’ sickens service members at Fairchild
Fourteen personnel at Fairchild Air Force Base were taken to area hospitals after experiencing symptoms from “an unknown irritant” on Thursday morning, according to a news release.
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
Forest Service, Fairchild solve mystery of plane crash discovered in the Colville National Forest
The U.S. Forest Service and Fairchild Air Force Base solve the mystery of plane wreckage in northeast Washington.
TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016, 3:08 P.M.
Fairchild Air Force Base welcomes new commander, Col. Ryan Samuelson
Col. Ryan R. Samuelson assumed command of Fairchild Air Force Base’s 92nd Air Refueling Wing during a ceremony there Tuesday morning, flanked by a pair of aircraft on a stage …
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016, 9:19 P.M.
Spokane tribal casino construction to start this fall
The chairwoman of the Spokane tribe said Friday that the first phase of a new casino in Airway Heights should open by 2017
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016, 12:07 P.M.
Fairchild a finalist once again to house new refueling tankers
The Spokane military installation was turned down in 2013 to bed down the KC-46A Pegasus in favor of a Kansas base closer to where the new jets were manufactured. A …
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
Editorial: New casino won’t stem old anxieties
The more tribal gambling expands, the harder it is to say no other tribes. The proof is right in front of us. Also the pressure builds to allow non-tribal businesses …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 1:18 P.M.
Inslee approves Spokane Tribe’s West Plains casino project
Gov. Jay Inslee gave the final approval on Tuesday for the Spokane Tribe’s casino project, clearing the way to a $400 million gaming and retail development on the West Plains. …
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016
Air Force should keep communities informed
It’s troubling that the Air Force officials would change criteria without being transparent. They know communities make critical decisions aimed at preserving air bases.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016, 6:26 P.M.
Fairchild’s fight for next new Air Force tanker gets tougher
The competition to be the next home to the new air-refueling tanker got significantly stiffer this year and supporters of Fairchild Air Force Base are concerned the rules were changed …
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 7 P.M.
West Plains homeowner caught in the middle of land fight involving airport, Fairchild
Appellate judges this month once again stymied a developer’s plans to add to existing apartments near Spokane International Airport that were built due to a hiccup in Spokane County zoning …
FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016, 8:24 A.M.
Suspicious package investigated at Fairchild Air Force Base
A suspicious package was found at Fairchild Air Force Base Thursday night, according to base officials. An investigation revealed nothing hazardous.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2016
Editorial: Region must prepare to land tanker at Fairchild
Spokane must make preparations to help Fairchild Air Force Base land the KC-46 Pegasus tankers.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016, 10:08 A.M.
Irving Reed, former Air Force, city and airport leader, dies at 86
Irving Reed, a retired Air Force general and Spokane community leader, was remembered Tuesday for his skill at running government organizations. Reed died Thursday at age 86.
FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2015, 5:33 P.M.
Explosive shuts down Fairchild Air Force Base, Highway 2
The Fairchild Air Force Base main gate and Highway 2 were shut down around 4 p.m. Friday after a hunter brought in a live mortar round that he found while …
SATURDAY, NOV. 14, 2015, 1 P.M.
Doug Clark: Jukebox doctor’s deft touch lets me go for a spin again
There are more NASA-trained astronauts running around than people with Don Foedisch’s skills.
TUESDAY, OCT. 13, 2015, 4:21 P.M.
Shawn Vestal: ACLU finally calling Mitchell and Jessen’s torture program by the right name
There has long been a war of words surrounding the U.S. torture program developed and implemented by two Spokane psychologists. Today, the ACLU used a new word to describe it …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2015, 2:10 P.M.
Businessman upset roof-running airman won’t face serious charges
A downtown building owner is upset that an Air Force survival school student suspected of breaking into apartments, frightening a sleeping tenant and stealing a knife during a September night …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2015
Missing in America nonprofit lays 46 ‘lost’ local veterans to rest
Their cremated remains have been in storage at mortuaries and churches throughout the state, some for more than 40 years. On a blustery Tuesday morning, in handcrafted boxes of purpleheart …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2015
Airman found on roof of Spokane building, charged with trespassing
An Air Force survival student is suspected of breaking into a downtown Spokane building, terrifying a partially clothed woman who awoke to find an intruder staring at her, and then …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2015
Spokane County considers partnerships, sites for sheriff’s deputy training facility
Spokane County is casting a wide net for partners to help construct a permanent home to train sheriff’s deputies, including a potential deal with the Kalispel Tribe. Commissioner Todd Mielke …
TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 2015
Air Force’s parachute water training moved to Fairchild
Air Force crews will no longer be sent to Florida for training on how to survive when parachuting into water. Starting this month, they’ll get that training at the Survival …