Stories tagged: Fairchild Air Force Base
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 3:06 p.m.
Twenty-five years ago, two tragedies struck Fairchild Air Force Base in the same week.
UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 6:54 p.m.
Thousands of veterans, families and aircraft enthusiasts flocked to Fairchild Air Force Base on Saturday for Skyfest 2019, an air show featuring new and old aircraft.
Fri., June 21, 2019, 4 a.m.
Most of the people who fix, fly or inspect the F-22 Raptor parked on Fairchild Air Force Base’s runway said working with fighter jets is their dream.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 8:48 p.m.
Thursday afternoon, Fairchild Air Force Base commemorated the 25th anniversary of a mass shooting and deadly plane crash that occurred during one week in June 1994.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 10:38 a.m.
Fairchild Air Force Base will mark the 25th anniversary of what many would call the worst week in base history with a memorial ceremony Thursday afternoon.
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
Airway Heights calls off water shortage alert after Spokane crews quickly re-establish connection during road work
A Facebook post on Friday alerted Airway Heights residents they may need to conserve water after one of two water connections with Spokane was interrupted due to road work. Airway …
UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 8:19 p.m.
A fire on a landfill near Fairchild Air Force Base sent heavy smoke into the air Sunday.
Fri., April 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
The two-hour forum, organized by the Spokane Riverkeeper, will begin at 6 p.m. April 17 in the Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga’s School of Law. It will be free and open …
UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
A $14 million project at Fairchild Air Force Base is on the Pentagon list of possible sources of money to divert to emergency funding for the border wall.
Mon., March 11, 2019, 6:19 p.m.
The materials were inspected by ordnance specialists from Fairchild Air Force Base after a truck driver drove the load into a snow bank at a rest stop near Coeur d’Alene …
Sun., March 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
After decades as Spokane’s low-profile neighbor, the West Plains is suddenly in the spotlight for employment, population growth and commercial development. Rapid development, bringing at least 2,000 new jobs, will …
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 6:51 a.m.
Teamwork is helping Spokane County make great strides with criminal justice reform and economic development, Commissioner Mary Kuney said in her first State of the County address Friday.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 4:59 p.m.
New Mexico on Tuesday sued the U.S. Air Force over groundwater contamination at two bases, saying the federal government has a responsibility to clean up plumes of toxic chemicals left …
UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 5:56 p.m.
Anna A. Zehm never sought exposure. But her fierce crusade for justice following the unlawful arrest, beating and death of her son, Otto, became a yearslong public campaign for better …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
Fairchild Air Force Base is one of eight U.S. military installations where federal scientists will study human exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the toxic man-made chemicals that have contaminated …
Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 5 a.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers talks immigration and addresses concerns that sheriffs won’t enforce gun initiative
Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers stuck to her positions on immigration, the border wall and President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency during a Medical Lake town hall, saying …
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.”