By Matthew O. Stephens

Air Force looks past Fairchild for new fleet


Last updated 12/23/2021 at 12:52pm

FAIRCHILD A.F.B. – The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday, Dec. 21, that it will not be using Fairchild Air Force Base as the “sixth main operating base for the KC-46A aerial refueling tanker.”

Congresswoman Rep. McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, and Sen. Patty Murray, R-Shoreline, both pushed for Fairchild to be taken into consideration.

“I am disappointed to hear that Fairchild Air Force Base was not selected to be the next home of the KC-46 tanker fleet,” McMorris Rodgers said. “While this is not the news we were hoping for, I have no doubt that Fairchild will continue to serve as a...

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