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By AL STOVER
Ritzville-Adams County Journal 

Fairchild will be home to new tankers

Cheney Free Press 'Year In Review'

 

December 28, 2017

Fairchild Air Force Base announced June 6 it would be the new home of 12 primary-assigned KC-135 Stratotankers, scheduled to transfer from McConnell Air Force Base, in Wichita, Kan., in fiscal year 2020.

Team Fairchild continues to grow.

Fairchild Air Force Base announced June 6 it would be the new home of 12 primary-assigned KC-135 Stratotankers and three backup inventory aircraft. The KC-135s are scheduled to transfer from McConnell Air Force Base, in Wichita, Kan., in fiscal year 2020.

In a June 5 news release, Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force, announced Fairchild as the "best choice for additional Air Force tankers."

Fairchild became the home of six Stratotankers in March in the form of the 384th Air Refueling Squadron. The addition of these KC-135s makes Fairchild the larg...



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