Right Start

2022 P&WL and Relocation Calendar 4 Apr 22 - Copy Page 1
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Right Start
Welcome to Fairchild AFB and the Inland Northwest! 

Right Start is part of the welcoming process at Fairchild AFB. A wide range of agencies from on and off base are represented to provide information about Fairchild AFB and the Spokane area. Spouses highly encouraged to attend.

  • Must sign-up by contacting A&FRC (509-247-2246), space is limited.
  • If you are a First Duty Station Enlisted, Officer, Air Force Civilian or New Civilian Hire, your report time is 0700—Everyone else report time is 0745
  • Location:  Education Center, Bldg. 2380, Room 102/104

2022 Right Start: Newcomer Orientation Class Schedule

Real ID Act

Fairchild Air Force Base security will require federally recognized identification under the Real ID Act. The law applies to any visitor to the base, whether they work for a contractor or a vendor, have an appointment with a base official or want to visit someone who lives in base housing.

Employees of companies that work on Fairchild or provide supplies are typically issued a credential, a base official said Friday. But to get that credential, they’ll have to supply identification that meets the law. 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


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


Federal endorsement not intended. The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Air Force or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and morale, welfare and recreation sites, the U.S. Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links provided are consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD website.