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Fairchild AFB, WA
Fairchild AFB, WA 99011 | Base Operator: DSN: 657-1110, (509) 247-1212
Fairchild AFB: Overview
The major tenant of Fairchild AFB is the 92nd Air Refueling Wing (92 ARW). The mission of this wing, which is part of the Air Mobility Command’s 15th Expeditionary Mobility Task Force, is to conduct air refueling operations for U.S. and allied forces. In addition, the 92 ARW has the ability to provide services that include passenger transportation, cargo airlift, and medical evacuation. The 92 ARW has an Air National Guard equivalent on the base, which is the 141st Air Refueling Wing (141 ARW). Both of these wings employ the KC-135 Stratotanker. Other units assigned to Fairchild AFB include the Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School and the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency.
Fairchild AFB: Education
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Fairchild AFB: Location
Fairchild AFB is only about 10 miles from Spokane, WA in Spokane County. This is actually in the eastern part of the state. Seattle is only about 280 miles to the west of the base. Other communities located near the Fairchild AFB include Opportunity, Cheney, Pullman, Moses Lake, Post Falls, ID, Rathdrum, ID, Hayden, ID, Sandpoint, ID, Moscow, ID, and Lewiston, ID.
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