Here are photos from last Thursday for the Inlander’s story about how perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) from Fairchild Air Force Base contaminated water wells in the neighborhood immediately to the east of the base in Spokane County, Wash. The base used firefighting foam containing PFOA and PFOS from 1970-2016. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/dont-drink-the-water/Content?oid=4133868
Photo for the Inlander of U.S. Army Spc. Chris Hansen speaking with students at Adams Elementary #School in Spokane Valley. He was once a student at the school who wrote letters to service members who were deployed during the Iraq War. Now he and other service members receive letters from students at the school when he deploys. http://www.inlander.com/spokane/rapid-fire/Content?oid=2759572
Thank you veterans for your service.
This is a photo from 2013 of the Spokane Area Veterans Honor Guard’s gun salute during a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.
Here’s an extra photo of Ray Garland, a Pearl Harbor survivor who tells his incredible story as a Marine who fought in two wars. To read more of his story, go to http://www.inlander.com/spokane/marine-for-life/Content?oid=2462329
I photographed Bill Akers a couple of weeks ago for the Inlander. A very humble man, Akers survived the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. To read more about his story, go to http://www.inlander.com/spokane/from-college-to-chaos/Content?oid=2385798
I went to Skyfest 2014 at Fairchild Air Force Base on assignment for the Inlander. Thousands attended the first of two days, highlighted by an aerial performance from the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron. To see more photos, go to http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2014/06/01/photos-skyfest-2014.