Fairchild Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base, located approximately 12 miles (20 km) southwest of Spokane, Washington.
The host unit at Fairchild is the 92d Air Refueling Wing (92 ARW) assigned to the Air Mobility Command’s Eighteenth Air Force. The 92 ARW is responsible for providing air refueling, as well as passenger and cargo airlift and aero-medical evacuation missions supporting U.S. and coalition conventional operations as well as U.S. Strategic Command strategic deterrence missions.
Fairchild AFB was established in 1942 as the Spokane Air Depot. It is named in honor of General Muir S. Fairchild (1894–1950). A World War I aviator, he was the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force at the time of his death.
The 92d Air Refueling Wing is commanded by Colonel Brian M. Newberry. Its Command Chief Master Sergeant is Chief Master Sergeant Wendy Hansen.
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE HISTORY
Fairchild AFB is named in honor of General Muir Stephen Fairchild (1894–1950). General Fairchild received his wings and commission in 1918, and served as a pilot during World War I. He held various air staff positions during World War II. General Fairchild received his fourth star in 1948, and died on 17 March 1950 while serving as USAF Vice Chief of Staff.
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE LOCATION
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE FACTS
Elevation: 2,661 ft.
Runway length available: 05/23 13901×200 ft.