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  • Team Fairchild Demonstrates Readiness During Titan Fury

    Special to the Free Press|Updated Dec 7, 2023

    FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE – Airmen assigned to the 92nd and the 141st Air Refueling Wings conducted the Titan Fury 24-1 exercise Nov. 13-17. Airmen demonstrated how support activities contribute to mobilizing KC-135 Stratotankers quickly if called upon. “It’s critically important that Fairchild Air Force Base conducts exercises like this for one reason only, and that’s deterrence,” said Lt. Col. William Dowd, 97th Air Refueling Squadron commander. “We have to send a clear message to our adversaries and allies alike that...

  • Disability forum

    Special to the Free Press|Updated Sep 22, 2022

    Ninth Legislative District lawmakers Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, and Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, participated in a forum on developmental disabilities issues on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Tri-Cities. They discussed issues with Sen. Perry Dozier, R-Richland, during the forum. The 9th Legislative District includes southern Spokane County, including the greater Cheney and Medical Lake areas....