City news release on Tanker Basing List
IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT
January 9, 2013 Albert Tripp 509-244-5578
Airway Heights statement on Fairchild Air Force Base inclusion on tanker short list
Airway Heights, Wash. – The City of Airway Heights issued the following statement regarding its support for Fairchild Air Force Base and its efforts to become the home of the new tanker.
The statement is as follows:
“The federal delegation and regional leaders have worked hard to make Fairchild Air Force Base home of the new tanker. The short list designation reinforces those efforts. Protecting and growing the mission at Fairchild is an important priority with tremendous benefits for the entire region.
Airway Heights has a strong connection to the base. The Airmen and their families make up a large portion of the Airway Heights community. We look forward to continuing our support Fairchild’s efforts to expand its mission as the home of the new tankers.”