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USAF Putting the KC-46A Pegasus through its paces

As the Air Force gets ready for the arrival of its newest aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft, a diverse group of Airmen...
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Reserve KC-135s to Begin Upgrades In February

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE: KC-135R Stratotankers operated by the 507th Air Refueling Wing are scheduled to be the first Air Force Reserve Command tankers...

6 F-15s, KC-135 to augment NATO mission in Baltics

Following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's announcement today during Senate testimony that the United States is augmenting its participation in NATO's air policing mission in...

Manas KC-135s Complete Final Mission, Leave Kyrgyzstan

TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan: The Transit Center's final aerial refueling mission over Afghanistan landed here Feb. 24, completing the end of an era. After...

Edwards Completes Tests to Extend KC-135

Known as "The Mighty War Wagon" of the Air Force, the KC-135 Stratotanker has proven to be the core aerial refueling capability for the...

KC-135 tankers get a boost from innovative, fuel-saving engines

Some decades-old KC-135 Stratotanker are drinking from the fountain of youth -- or at least the engines are. Airmen installed the first of 1,440 upgraded...

KC-135 Upgrades to Keep Aircraft Flying for Decades

The 1950s-era KC-135 Stratotankers are slated starting next year to be souped-up with upgraded engines that will extend the nation's global reach for another...

Space operator, KC-135 crew team for ‘science project’

More and more people are realizing the game-changing force space capabilities provide in today's operations, as was the case more than 60 years ago...

Pentagon offers budget compromise to placate states

The Pentagon has offered to fund more C-130 aircraft for the Air National Guard to placate state governors complaining about proposed budget cuts that...

Air mobility maintainers help Air Force cut down fuel costs

Air mobility maintainers are helping to secure the future by becoming more fuel efficient, officials said. Maintenance professionals are working to avoid future expenses by...