Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane is one of four candidates to receive the new KC-46A tankers, which will be built by Boeing.
The other Air Force bases under consideration are Altus in Oklahoma, McConnell in Kansas and Grand Forks in North Dakota.
The KC-46A will replace the 1950s-era KC-135. It will also be a major boost to the economy of the community that is chosen, with the potential for new construction and new jobs.
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