McMorris Sends Letter Supporting an Air National Guard Wing Headquarters at Fairchild Air Force Base
(Washington, D.C.) Congresswoman Cathy McMorris, along with members of the Washington delegation, sent a letter today to General Steven Blum supporting the establishment of an administrative headquarters for 8 RC-26B counter-narcotics aircrafts at Fairchild Air Force Base. The 141st Air Refueling Wing would serve as the host wing and would provide assistance with mission planning, support planning, and logistics support. The planes would occupy the space vacated by the KC-135s lost by the 141st ARW during the Base Realignment and Closure Process.
“I will continue to advocate for new ways to expand the role and mission of Fairchild Air Force Base,” said McMorris. “Fairchild has both the facility space and the capability to host an RC-26B headquarters. This is an excellent opportunity to bring new aircrafts to Fairchild, improve homeland security operations world-wide and regionally, and contribute to the eventual settlement of Washington’s BRAC litigation.”