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 Base Info

Can I get onto base?

Anyone with a current valid Department of Defense ID card is allowed on base. Visitors without DoD ID must check in with the Visitor Center for base entry permission.


How can I get a phone number for a base agency?

The base operator at (509) 247-1212 is able to give phone numbers for on-base agencies.


How can I get a phone number for someone on base?

In the interest of security, personal phone numbers are not made available.


How do I get to Fairchild Air Force Base?

Fairchild AFB is located approximately three miles west of Airway Heights, WA. If you drive west on Highway 2, turn left at the Fairchild AFB signs and proceed through the Visitor's Center or the main gate.


I am interested in civilian employment on base. Where do I start?

All civilian job opportunities on base are listed on the website below. Just click on the state of Washington to see openings for both Fairchild and McChord Air Force Bases. 
 Medical FAQ

How do I determine what procedures are available through TRICARE at the base?

Information on procedures available at military installation clinics (or available through TRICARE) may be researching using TRICARE Online. The web site (which is not sponsored by the Air Force) has a great deal of information on procedures, the pharmacy formulary and tips to maintain health.


How do I get a copy of the pharmacy formulary?

Information on many medical procedures, including the formulary, is available through TRICARE Online. After registering, if necessary, and logging in to the site, check under "Pharmacy" for information on the formulary.