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By Matthew O. Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Fairchild and Spokane County join forces for new facility


Last updated 2/17/2022 at 10:07am

Matthew O. Stephens

A public notice was posted in the area where the planned facility will be built moving forward.

FAIRCHILD – An innovative partnership between Fairchild Air Force Base and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) to build a shared secure educational and training facility is finally coming together.

The project has been in the works for eight years.

Todd Mielke, chief administrative officer with the SCSO, explained how unique the partnership is.

"This is the first public to public partnership of its kind," Mielke said. "It's a totally new process for the Air Force."

The facility, which addresses the needs of both entities, will be located at 13033 West State Route 902 and comes wit...

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