RE: Background Material: A call for Help from US Easterners
From: Brian B <greywanderer987@y...>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 07:55:16 -0800 (PST)
Subject: RE: Background Material: A call for Help from US Easterners
--- Andreas Udby <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I also believe that there is an Air Force base
> near Spokane.
> That's Fairchild AFB -- a SAC base with nuclear
> capability. I grew up there, and we used to watch
> the B-52's flying around all the time, but to see a
> fighter is rare.
Fairchild's also home to a major tanker base AND a
survival school. Most of the Northwest's fighters are
in Portland and Klamath Falls, Oregon ANG.
> There's also Mountainhome AFB in Idaho and Malmstrom
> AFB in Montana; those might be TAC bases, although
> I don't know for sure any more.
When I lived in ID as a boy, Mountain Home was an
F-111 base. Not sure these days.
> Western Washington has Fort Lewis (3rd Bde, 2ID;
> 1st Bde, 25th ID; 2nd Ranger Bn.; 1st SFG),
> McChord AFB (mostly heavy lift stuff), Bangor sub
> base, Bremerton shipyard, and the Whidbey Island
> NAS, if anyone needs a run-down. It's the largest
> concentration of US military power north of San
> Diego/Ft. Irwin and west of Colorado.
And with San Diego busy fighting it's southern
neighbors, Cascadia would have a fighting chance,
assuming it maintains good diplomacy with it's eastern neighbors.
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