Home of the Brave.

The primary mission of Fairchild Air Force Base is providing In-flight refueling to all US Armed Forces and allied nations' aircraft extending their flying range with the capability of transporting cargo, personnel and medevac operations. Additional missions include Combat Communications, Intelligence and Homeland Defense.

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Home of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing

Fairchild Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base, located approximately twelve miles (20 km) southwest of Spokane, Washington, in Mead.

The host unit at Fairchild is the 92nd 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 Army Air Depot and 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.

Vision: A ready force projecting airpower through unrivaled air fueling.

Mission: Extending reach and deterrence through empowered Airmen.

Inland Northwest SkyFest Air Show

Fairchild Air Force Base opens to the public to show off Air Force's hard work during the Summer. People will be able to tour planes, eat good food, listen to live music, and most importantly, watch the jets fly over their heads with awesome tricks.

Clear Lake Recreation Area

The base welcomes active duty, retired military, National Guard, DoD civilian employees and family members to a recreational area which is perfect for camping, fishing, boating + more family-oriented activities!


Fairchild has homes on base for the family of Air Force members. Families are a priority in the Air Force, and FAB takes pride in offering ways to connect with community and get involved.

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