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01/10/13 — SJAFB off first list for tankers

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SJAFB off first list for tankers

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on January 10, 2013 1:46 PM

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The KC-46A is intended to replace the Air Force's aging fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers. It was announced Wednesday that Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will not be among the first installations to receive the aircraft.

They still believe that, eventually, Seymour Johnson Air Force will host a fleet of KC-46As -- that 916th Air Refueling Wing crews are "well-positioned" to command the state-of-the-art tankers that will enhance refueling capacity and capabilities, improve efficiency and increase...

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