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Fairchild unveils new wing headquarters

Fairchild unveils new wing headquarters

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - Fairchild Air Force Base unveiled its new wing headquarters Thursday morning.

The $13.5 Million facility, approved by Congress in 2011, will house the headquarters offices for the 92nd and 141st Air Refueling Wings.

The old headquarters, known as the "White House" on base, was built in 1943 during World War II.

"The significance of this is the future of Fairchild and this airbase is secure. This investment means that this community who has long supported Fairchild will continue to have a base that is really relevant," Senator Patty Murray (D) said after Thursday morning's ceremony.

Airmen will move into the new building over the next two weeks while the old headquarters building will be demolished in June and turned into a parade ground.