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Team Fairchild welcomes KC-46A Site Survey Team

A KC-46 Pegasus took to the skies for its first flight at Paine Field in Everett, Wa., Sept. 25, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jet Fabara)

A KC-46 Pegasus took to the skies for its first flight at Paine Field in Everett, Wa., Sept. 25, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jet Fabara)

The Secretary of the Air Force announced candidate bases for the next active duty KC-46A basing action June 23. To support the next phase of the Air Force Strategic Basing Process, narrowing the candidates to preferred and reasonable alternatives, a site survey is being conducted at Fairchild AFB July 31 through August 6.

The preferred and reasonable alternatives are expected to be announced by the end of the year. The Air Force will analyze the potential environmental impacts at each location before a final basing decision is made.

The goal of KC-46A basing and fielding is to continue to provide optimum Combatant Commander support and to efficiently meet regional and global receiver demands while recapitalizing the tanker fleet.