Fairchild has long been home to the older KC-135 air tankers.
Now the Air Force will be transitioning to the next generation of tankers, known as the KC-46A. They will be built by Boeing.
Fairchild is one of four finalists to be home of the new tankers. A decision is expected in mid-May.
More Northwest Headlines
Land trust in Oregon holding out hope for Skyline Forest ACLU lawsuit: County jails people who can’t pay court fines Groups form alliance to tackle climate change by initiative Oregon shooter’s mother wrote about guns in online forum Shooter tackled by teacher in Lacey school to be tried as juvenile Oregon mill worker struck by slow-moving train dies Judge dismisses lawsuit in death of Susan Powell boys Seattle woman charged in death of boyfriend’s toddler son
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.