Stories tagged: fairchild air force base
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 20, 2019
Lt. Col. Cindy Dawson is the new commander of the reactivated 97th Air Refueling Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base, the largest wing of KC-135 Stratotankers in the world.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019
“We are the center of excellence for air refueling, which essentially is the backbone of our global reach capability,” said Col. Gene Jacobus, vice commander of the 92nd Air Refueling …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
The Washington Department of Ecology announced Monday it will begin collecting and incinerating stockpiles of a toxic fire retardant foam that was used by fire departments for decades before the …
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019
Twenty-five years ago, two tragedies struck Fairchild Air Force Base in the same week.
UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
A fire on a landfill near Fairchild Air Force Base sent heavy smoke into the air Sunday.
Fri., April 5, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
National Guard employs two Black Hawks to help fight wildfires in Eastern Washington.
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018
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
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 …