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Air Force plans to fly KC-135 refuelers for a century

  • AIR FORCE / 2007

    The Air Force plans to keep its aging fleet of about 400 KC-135 tanker-transports flying for at least another 30 years. A Hawaii Air National Guard KC-135 tanker refuels a B-2 bomber over the Pacific near Hawaii.

A smaller Air Force with aging aircraft plans to fly its KC-135 refueling tankers — eight of which are operated by the Hawaii Air National Guard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam — for another 30 to 40 years. Read more

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