Stories tagged: KC-46A
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018
What if John McCain won the Washington primary in 2000 and went on to win the White House?
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell tell the Air Force it should send reassigned tankers to Fairchild.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Even though Fairchild wasn’t chosen for the Air Force’s next-generation refueling tankers, officials say the base could end up with more planes and people.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
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.
Thu., June 23, 2016, 12:07 p.m.
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 …
Sun., May 1, 2016
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.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
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 …
Thu., April 24, 2014
Anyone holding out hope that the first group of new air-refueling tankers would be located at Fairchild Air Force Base can give it up. Pegasus won’t be landing on the …
UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2013, 9:10 a.m.
Wichita’s McConnell Air Force Base has been selected over Fairchild Air Force Base and two others to be the main operating base for the Air Force’s new KC-46A air refueling …
Wed., April 10, 2013
The Air Force will discuss the possible effects of sending its first new air-refueling tankers to its base on the West Plains at a meeting next Tuesday. A session described …
Tue., April 9, 2013, 10:04 a.m.
Spokane will have a special type of “show and tell” next Tuesday on the possibility of the Air Force sending its first new air-refueling tankers to Fairchild Air Force Base.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2013
Fairchild Air Force Base is on the short list to be the first home for the nation’s newest air refueling tanker. The Air Force said Fairchild and three other bases …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2013, 4:39 p.m.
Fairchild Air Force Base is one of several bases on a short list for receiving the nation’s newest air refueling tanker. The West Plains base is on a list the …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2012
Production of a new fleet of Boeing air refueling tankers could bring more jobs and investment to Spokane, officials said Monday. The first in the new fleet of KC-46A tankers …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2012, 3:04 p.m.
Production of a new fleet of Boeing air refueling tankers could bring more jobs and investment to Spokane, officials said Monday.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2011, 3:09 p.m.
Washington politicians have launched a campaign to bring the Air Force’s next generation of aerial refueling tankers to Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane.
Sun., Feb. 27, 2011
Thousands of Boeing Co. employees and suppliers, and only a touch fewer politicians, took a collective victory lap Thursday after the Pentagon made the 767 its choice for a new …