McMorris Rodgers Celebrates Opening of Fairchild Air Force Base’s New Physical Fitness Center

Spokane, WA – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) joined prominent military leaders today to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new physical fitness center at Fairchild Air Force Base today.  The $18.7 million fitness center will support Fairchild’s population of nearly 10,000 military and civilian personnel, in addition to 16,900 retirees in the Spokane area.  The previous fitness center, which was constructed in 1943, has been entirely replaced with a twenty-first century, state-of-the-art facility. 

“The groundbreaking of this brand new physical fitness center is a perfect example of how Fairchild aims to provide the best resources to its service members,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers at the groundbreaking. “A big part of ensuring they have the proper resources to win on the battlefield – at home and abroad – includes updating our facilities here at the base.  And so today we have a lot to celebrate.” 

The new physical fitness center includes many updated amenities, including an aquatics center, basketball and racquetball courts, weight and cardio rooms, a Health and Wellness Center, and a 1/8 mile indoor running track.  Built by the Lydig Corporation, the new fitness center provides the most up-to-date resources for Fairchild’s Airmen.

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