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November 10, 2011

Tankers begin returning to Fairchild Air Force Base on rebuilt runway

With the completion of its runway construction, Fairchild Air Force base is returning to full operation status. Aircraft were housed in Moses Lake while the construction took place. The 35KC-135 tankers will make their way back to Fairchild by Tuesday, November 22, when the last planes will fly in. A ceremony will take place to mark the return of the base’s aircraft. Nearly 14,000 feet of runway was replaced in the $43 million construction effort.

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