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NEWS

  • Fairchild completes historic 72-Hour KC-135 endurance mission

    Two KC-135 Stratotankers simultaneously conducted 72-hour single-aircraft endurance missions, demonstrating multi-day tanker mission generation capabilities, October 4-7, 2022. The endurance mission covered over 36,000 miles and included total force operational support from numerous units across the

  • Fairchild Airmen support NORAD exercise Amalgam Dart 21-01

    Fairchild Air Force Base KC-135 Stratotanker aircrews participated in the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Arctic air defense exercise, Amalgam Dart 21-01, here, June 12-19, 2021.The exercise featured a variety of military aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force and U.S. Air Force,

  • AFCEC spearheads Little Rock AFB runway replacement

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is leading a $180 million project to replace the 64-year-old runway at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. AFCEC’s Facility Engineering Directorate is teaming with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Detachment 9, 772nd Enterprise Sourcing

  • Aircraft airflow tested in Nebraska to reduce COVID-19 spread

    Active duty, Reserve and Air National Guard components from AMC, in coordination with the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, worked April 4-11 at the 155th Air Refueling Wing examining airflow and particles to assess ways to prevent the spread of the

  • Fairchild refuels Whiteman B-2 aircraft

    Team Fairchild refueled two B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, as part of air refueling qualification training, Feb. 24-28 at Whiteman AFB. Air refueling qualification training ensures that both KC-135 Stratotanker and B-2 aircrews remain prepared