Assigned to Fairchild

Spokane River

 Spokane River

All permanent-party personnel (military and civilian) should be assigned a sponsor prior to departing from their current base or Technical Training School. A sponsor will provide you information and answer your questions about the area, the base, and your unit. If you have not heard from a sponsor, please contact your gaining unit. If you need further assistance, please contact the Fairchild AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center at 509-247-2246, DSN 657-2246

Military Installations, Plan My Move
Official DoD website for relocation, provides an extraordinary amount of information, phone numbers, websites, etc about the base and the local area. Topics include employment, education, health, housing, lodging, and more. The customizable Plan My Move website will help you to organize your move

REAL ID Act Pamphlet (Acceptable documents for installation access)

Winter Driving
WA Department of Transportation, Winter Driving
Road conditions and closures for any state can be obtained by searching the internet for “511 Washington" (or any state) or calling 5-1-1 (while safely stopped off the road!) anywhere in the state of interest.

Fairchild Air Force Base Snow Line (when the weather outside is frightful!)
When the 92d Air Refueling Wing Commander makes the decision to delay base opening, delay reporting, close the base or release employees early, notifications will be made through the media (Radio 920 AM, Citadel Broadcasting and Clear Channel Communications; TV Stations 2, 4, and 6) and will be available by calling 509-247-5100. Also, actions will be initiated through each organization's pyramid alert procedures

Fairchild AFB Housing
Provides dormitory information, detailed housing options and support services on base. For example, the website gives insights into local communities, school districts, weather and other resources designed to help Airmen and their families become familiar with their new homes.

Fairchild Military Family Housing
Privatized housing, managed by Balfour Beatty Communities

Key Spouse Program
Key Spouses work in partnership with the Squadron Commander and First Sergeant, and serve as a communication liaison with spouses/family members and leadership. Spouses are encouraged to contact the squadron Key Spouse prior to arrival, and to provide their updated contact information (phone, address, e-mail) after arrival. The military member's sponsor, supervisor, First Sergeant or squadron admin section can provide Key Spouse name and contact information. If further assistance is needed, please call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 509-247-2246

Heart Link
Great, one-day program for new spouses

Useful Flyers:

Childcare for PCS      
Youth Sponsorship  
WA Driver License                

Area Links:

Visit Spokane           Fairchild Fun 
Greater Spokane  
Bloomsday Run    Green Bluff Growers
Experience Washington         The Inlander


Right Start
Welcome to Fairchild AFB and the Inland Northwest! A wide range of agencies from on and off base provide information about their organization and services at this monthly event. Spouses are highly encouraged to attend. Call 509-247-2246 for date/time/location

Military Spouses Residency Relief Act (MSRRA)
Amends the Servicemember's Civil Relief Act (SCRA). Among other things, the SCRA gives servicemembers the ability to maintain a home of residency, regardless of placement by military orders, which has given servicemembers income tax relief and also made a change in driver's licenses and vehicle registration unnecessary. The bill gives military spouses the same benefits as they relocate with their active-duty spouses. This legislation does not apply to dependent children. The law is complicated and fact specific, and because its effect will depend on the interpretations of each state, spouses are encouraged to seek free, confidential advice from a legal assistance office. The Fairchild AFB Legal Office phone number is 509-247-2838

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