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Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, USA

July 21st, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Fairchild AFB is a U.S. Air Force installation in Spokane County, Washington, United States. The population was 4,357 at the 2000 census.

Washington State has the distinction of having more warheads than four of the six known nuclear nations. These warheads are concentrated in two places: at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane and at the Bangor Submarine Base across Puget Sound, on the Hood Canal. At Fairchild, 85 nuclear gravity bombs (25 B61-7 gravity bombs and 60 B83 gravity bombs) are stored in a "reserve" nuclear depot. Bangor's 8 submarines have 24 Trident I missiles per boat with 8 warheads per missile, for a total of 1,536.

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