The base is located in Spokane County, Washington, United States. Spokane, WA(16 miles), Seattle, WA (322 miles), Los Angeles, CA (939 miles) are some surrounding cities. The base serves United States Air Force. The 92nd Air Refueling Wing occupies the base. The base is about 6.5 square miles big. There are about 10000 military & civilian personnel based at the mission. The primary mission of the base is to provide air refueling facility to fighters/bombers The base was built in 1942. The base has been named after General Muir S Fairchild. The base has a total of 1,344 housing units that are located inside the base. Creek at Qualchan Golf Course, Down River Golf Course, Lilac Lanes are some of the attractions near the base. Kindergarteners through sixth graders living on base attend Michael Anderson Elementary School. Junior high and high school students attend schools in Medical Lake, a small community seven miles from the base. The base provides training on mid air refueling capabilities. KC-135R & UH-1N Huey, C-5 Galaxy, C-9 Nightingale, KC-10 Extender, C-17 Globemaster III and the C-141 Starlifter aircrafts are located at the base. The base also has 85 nuclear gravity bombs.
There were 4,357 people, 1,071 households, and 1,048 families residing in the town. The base has not received any press lately. The mid air refueling facilities of the base has been utilized lately in IRAQ & Afghanistan wars. The base has participated in IRAQ & Afghanistan operations. The base has always provided the air refueling facilities. Colonel Scott Hanson is the current commander of the base. There is no logo associated with the base.