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Fairchild Air Force Base is home to a wide variety of units and missions. Most prominent is it's air refueling mission, with two wings, one active, the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, and one Air National Guard, the 141st ARW. Other units here include the Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape school, medical detachments, a weapons squadron and the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency.

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Airman and Family Readiness Center
4 W. Castle St. · Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(509) 247-2246

Monday through Wednesday, Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
CLOSED Saturday, Sunday and holidays

The military lifestyle presents individuals and families with a unique set of challenges and responsibilities. The Airmen & Family Readiness Center supports and maintains mission readiness by helping families prepare for any kind of demand, throughout activation, mobilization, deployment and beyond. The proactive, preventative and remedial programs are available to DoD military and civilian personnel and families, including Guard and Reserve, other eligible uniformed members, military retirees, eligible family members and annuitants.

Among the concerns the A&FRC helps address are:
· Relocation and moving
· Transitioning either into or out of the military
· Spouse employment training, counseling and placement assistance
· Military and family life counseling
· Exceptional Family Member Program
· Personal financial readiness
· Emergency financial assistance
· Volunteer opportunities
· Military child education/school liaison
· Survivor benefits and counseling

Airman's Attic
4 W. Castle St. · Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(509) 247-2246

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
CLOSED Saturday, Sunday and holidays

Any valid ID cardholder E-5 and below (whether active duty, retired or reserves) can receive up to 100 pieces of gently used clothing, shoes, toys, books and other household goods for free per month. All military ranks and civilians may use the attic on Thursdays. Located in the Airman & Family Readiness Center, this resource is especially helpful for families relocating to Spokane from a different climate. Donations are accepted during regular business hours. Since space is limited, larger items such as furniture are posted with a description on a "share board."

Child Development Center
Building 2500 · Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(509) 247-2403, (509) 247-2408

Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
CLOSED Saturday, Sunday and holidays

Rest assured that your children receive quality day care from the Child Development Center. The accredited and award-winning center provides full-day, part-day and hourly services for dependents of active duty, ANG/ARC and DoD civilian employees for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Children develop their mind and social skills in a playful, engaging environment. Fees are based on total family income. Special programs, for children 6 weeks to 12 years old, include Parents Night Out, for several hours every third Friday of the month; and Deployed Give Parents a Break, for several hours on Saturday afternoons, free for active duty AF with referral.

Family Child Care
Building 2447 · 610 N. Depot Road
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(509) 247-5336

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CLOSED Saturday, Sunday and holidays

The program oversees flexible hours of individualized care in home environments for infants to children age 12. Providers in the FCC program have gone through a rigorous application process and orientation, with continued training throughout the year. The homes are continually inspected by a FCC coordinator. Some providers also participate in the USDA food program. To provide childcare in base housing for more than 10 hours per week regularly, you must become a licensed FCC Provider. Noncompliance with the regulation may result in loss of housing privileges.

Youth Center
200 W. Castle St. · Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(509) 247-5601

Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CLOSED Saturday, Sunday and holidays
Extended hours as required on exercise days

Youngsters will find many ways to enrich and develop their life through fun-filled and educational programs. The facility features an arts and crafts room, a computer room, game room and complete gym. Special programs include the FitFactor and FitFamily initiative, which stresses the importance of healthy choices and encourages all family members to be active together.

Youth Sports
(509) 247-9622

The Youth Sports Program offers year-round informal sports and fitness and sports leagues. League sports are for youth age 5 through 12; registration is processed at the Youth Center. Typical sports offered include flag football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball and more.

Teen Center
5 W. Bong St. · Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(509) 247-8043

Monday through Thursday, 2:30-6 p.m.
Friday, 2:30-11:30 p.m.
CLOSED Saturday, Sunday and holidays

The teen center is an after-school program catering to youths age 13 to 18 and still in high school. Half-day camps are available during summer, winter and spring breaks. Partnerships with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 4-H and Air Force programming provide a wide range of activities designed to build knowledge, fitness and character. Yearround sports programs include T-ball, baseball, football, volleyball and soccer, with certified coaches. Some activities require a minimal fee for participation.

Preteen Center
5 W. Bong St. · Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(509) 247-8043

Monday through Thursday, 2:30 to 6 p.m.
Friday, 2:30 to 8 p.m.; 
CLOSED Saturday, Sunday and holidays

The preteen center provides after-school activities for youth ages 9 to 12. Half-day camps are available during summer, winter and spring breaks. Special projects include a photography club and an art club. Some activities require a minimal fee for participation.

Michael Anderson Elementary
400 W. Fairchild Highway
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(509) 565-3600

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade who live on base attend Michael Anderson Elementary School. Memorializing Col. Michael Philip Anderson, an astronaut killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, the school is part of the Medical Lake School District and provides transportation to and from the base. The new facility features modern classrooms, playgrounds and a cafeteria. After graduation, students continue to seventh grade and beyond in the Medical Lake School District, just seven miles from the base. The surrounding areas also offer options such as parochial and special schools.
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Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Program
Building 2447
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(509) 247-5104

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays

Make the Outdoor Recreation center your one-stop location for everything you need for fun under the sun. The center offers recreational equipment rentals, home maintenance equipment rentals, trips, equipment maintenance and passes to local recreational facilities and activities -- all at reduced rates. There is also space for outdoor storage and vehicle sales spaces. The center's services are open to active duty military and dependents, retired military and dependents, National Guard personnel and dependents, DoD employees and dependents and Armed Forces Reservists and their dependents and guests. Whether you need a snowboard, a croquet set or hedge trimmers, or help planning outdoor activities, the Outdoor Adventure Center has it.

Outdoor Recreation Equipment
Check Out
(509) 247-5104

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m. to noon
CLOSED  Sunday

From backpacks to boats, you can rent it at the Outdoor Rec center checkout. The center also features an excellent equipment resale program.

Outdoor Adventure Program
(509) 247-5104

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays

This service offers trips with the beginner adventurer in mind but plenty of challenges for the most advanced outdoorsman or outdoorswoman. Activities include; whitewater rafting, rock climbing and repelling, horseback riding and more. Costs, times and age-limits vary; contact the center for more information.

Paintball
610 N. Depot Ave.
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(509) 247-5920

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CLOSED Sundays

Call to arrange group sessions.

Clear Lake Recreation Area
Cheney, WA
(509) 247-2511

Mid-April through Memorial Day,
Thursday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday through Monday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
CLOSED Tuesday through Wednesday.
Memorial Day-Labor Day,  Daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 
CLOSED Labor Day through mid-April

Nature beckons you to relax and take in the great outdoors from the 34 acres of Clear Lake Rec Area. Just 13 miles south of Fairchild, here you'll find fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing and more. Equipment rental is available onsite. Picnic spots dot the areas close to the water, a snack bar serves tasty treats and there is ample camping space for all kinds of cover: RVs, cabins, tents and a yurt. Kids can take their extra energy to the playground. The area is open to active duty, retired military, National Guard, active members of the Reserves, DoD civilian employees and family members.

Family Camp
(509) 244-3247 · (509) 247-2511

March-October, 24 hours, daily

Enjoy the great outdoors just a little outside your doorstep at this camping site on the west side of the base, just off Offutt Parkway on El Paso. The area features dozens of spaces for RVs and campers, available on a first-come, firstserved basis. Spaces are rented for a nominal fee, based on full-hookup, or no hookup. Laundry, shower and restroom facilities are available. Generators are not allowed during quiet hours, 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Pets are allowed but must be on a leash or in a trailer at all times.

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Fitness Center
300 W. Castle
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(509) 247-2791

Monday through Friday, 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, family days and most holidays, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
CLOSED Thanksgiving and Christmas days

Staying in shape is easier with the variety of activities supported at the base fitness center. Enjoy basketball, racquetball, volleyball, jogging, cycling, weight training and more. Patrons can rent equipment for most sports, and the athletic center staff organizes team and individual sporting events through intramural programs and self-directed activities. The staff also maintains softball fields, tennis courts and lighted baseball and football fields.

A new state-of-the-art fitness center is under construction and is scheduled to be completed in 2012. Amenities in the $19.7 million facility will include an aquatics center, basketball and racquetball courts, weight and cardio rooms, an area for group exercise, the Health & Wellness Center and a 1/8 mile indoor running track.

Aquatic Center
300 W. Castle
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(509) 247-2242

Call for hours
Take a dip for exercise or fun at either of the base's two swimming pools. The indoor pool is open year-round and features showers, lockers, a whirlpool and a children's area. The center's outdoor pool is open during the summer months. Special offerings include swim lessons, lap swim, water aerobics, pool parties, a novice swim team and a master's swim team.

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FunSpot
130 N. Foulois Ave.
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(509) 247-2422

Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.;
Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.;
CLOSED holidays

This entertainment complex features a bowling alley, skateboard park, batting cages, bounce inflatables, an arcade, a snack bar and more all in one location.

Bowling

Monday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.;
Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
(check for special seasonal hours)

With a dozen lanes, you're sure to find fun among the dropping pins. The alley features daily rate specials, and nearly every evening has a league activity or special theme, catering to both adults and kids. Automatic scoring and gutter bumpers make the fun easier for everyone. Get a frequent bowler punch card and score free games just by rolling regularly.

Skate Park

Located in the Fun Spot Skateboarders can enjoy a safe place to practice their kickflips and olies indoors. The park features a variety of ramps and rails to challenge skateboarders of all levels.

Fun Spot Food Court
(509) 244-2162

Monday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
CLOSED holidays

Whatever activity you're enjoying at the FunSpot, the center's Food Court will satisfy any craving. Choose from light appetizers to salads, sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, burgers and brews. Combo specials include fountain drinks.
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92nd Medical Group
701 Hospital Loop, Suite 307
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(800) 523-2151 · (509) 247-2361

The 92nd Medical Group is an outpatient clinic offering on-base care through its Family Health Center, flight medicine clinic, women's health center, pediatric clinic, behavioral health clinic and other support services. Services include: allergy/immunology, internal medicine, physical therapy, radiology, optometry, nutrition and a pharmacy The group currently manages the 92nd Aeromedical Dental Squadron, 92nd Medical Operations Squadron and the 92nd Medical Support Squadron. Active duty service members and their families enrolled in TRICARE Prime receive the highest priority, followed by retirees and their families also enrolled in TRICARE Prime. TRICARE Standard patients are seen on a space-available basis only. Patients enrolled in TRICARE for Life (age 65 and older) are not seen on base. All patients will be referred by their primary care managers for care not available on the installation.

The Medical Group does not have an emergency department or an urgent care clinic. All emergency services are handled by local civilian hospitals. The closest Emergency Rooms are at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Deaconess Medical Center, both about 20 minutes away in Spokane. Urgent care needs require prior authorization from a primary care manager. Emergency care does not require a prior authorization or a referral.

Health and Wellness Center
Building 2248C
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(509) 247-5590

The Health and Wellness Center is the primary site for fitness testing and programs that encourage a healthy lifestyle. Its vision of "Education Today, Wellness Forever" is carried throughout the spectrum of its services. In addition to fitness and exercise instruction and a room dedicated to cardiovascular and strength training, the facility hosts supplementary classes in nutrition, cooking and prenatal health. All programs are open to active duty members, family members, DoD civilians and retirees.

Fitness
The center offers special training for members who wish to motivate others in roles such as a Unit Fitness Program Manager, Physical Training Leader and Fitness Assessment Monitor. Programs also assist members who must improve their physical fitness level, such as exercise boot camps and mandatory weight management. Participants who are not mandated are welcome to participate as well. Schedules for classes vary. Call the center for more information and to register for classes.

Body Composition
The Body Composition Improvement Program is the mandatory weight management program for active duty personnel not meeting fitness standards with an abdominal circumference of greater 35 inches for females and greater than 40 inches for males. To have your body fat percentage calculated in the state-of-the-art Bod Pod, call to make an appointment. Two hours prior to a test, refrain from eating, drinking or exercising. You must wear form-fitting clothing, such as a swimsuit or bicycle shorts, for the body fat test.

Pre- and post-natal care
The center encourages moms-to-be to get a healthy start on this exciting, life-changing event. Obstetrics Orientation is held at 9 a.m. the first Thursday of each month and at 11 a.m. the third Thursday of each month. Classes are taught by a family nurse and include nutrition and fitness information. Learn to use the food pyramid to make healthy choices, how to get enough calories, what to expect with weight gain, food safety concerns and key nutrients (folate, calcium, iron). Fitness classes spotlight the benefits of exercise during pregnancy, how to maintain a safe fitness regimen for mother and baby and recommendations for exercises that can be done at home. A specific class focuses on the third trimester and what to expect during delivery, discharge, follow-ups, post-partum care, newborn care and other new parenting skills.

Tobacco cessation programs
On-site: Classes are designed for both smokers and users of smokeless tobacco. The monthly, one-hour sessions discuss topics including behavior modification, stress management, fitness, nutrition and techniques to prevent relapse. Group interaction helps build a social support net during the process. Registration for the classes is required. Call to schedule an alternative class either after duty hours or at alternative locations.

Online/telephone: The American Lung Association offers tobacco cessation specialists to help individuals develop a plan best suited to your habits and lifestyle. Visit http://www. lungusa.org or call (800) 548-8252 to request a free set of materials outlining the cessation process.

Stress management and relaxation
Lower your stress levels at the health center with three massage chairs and a room dedicated to relaxation. The relaxation room features a massage chair, a SAD lamp and a variety of soothing music. Staff at the center can even wake you up if needed. No appointment is necessary.

Nutrition
Individual nutrition consultations are available by appointment. Cooking demonstrations are presented periodically. Call the center for a schedule of upcoming programs.

Library
Find the information you're looking for about a wide range of health-related issues. Review or check out books and videos from our extensive library, focusing on topics such as exercise, specific sports training, parenting, nutrition and specific health conditions.

Dental Clinic
Building 9008
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA 99011
(509) 247-5829
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
CLOSED Saturday, Sunday and holidays

In its goal to support maximum readiness through excellent oral health, the 92nd Dental Operations Clinic provides a full range of dental services, including diagnostic exams, preventative care, restorative procedures, periodontics, prosthodontics and oral surgery. Active duty personnel receive priority care, with limited emergency services on a stand-by basis for others seeking dental care. The following priority applies: family members of active duty, military retirees, family members of retirees then all other eligible beneficiaries. For dental care outside normal clinic hours, call the Family Health Center at (509) 247-5661 to be connected to a dentist on call.

Dental care for family members of active duty personnel is primarily through a civilian dentist, and families are encouraged to enroll in a dental insurance plan. Some options include:
United Concordia Dental Plan
(800) 866-8499 · http://www.ucci.com
TRICARE Selected Reserve Dental Program
(800) 866-8499 · http://www.ucci.com
TRICARE Retiree Dental Program
(888) 838-8737 · http://www.ddpdelta.org

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