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Air Guard Wings Working to Ensure Flying Future

January 15, 2022

From the National Guard Association of the United States website

Photograph from this NGAUS article

Amid Air Force efforts to modernize its flying fleet, several states are working to either ensure the safety of their legacy aircraft missions or secure future replacement aircraft.

At least 16 Air Guard air-refueling wing, all currently operating the aging KC-135 Stratotanker, are in the running to receive brand-new KC-46 tankers.

The KC-46 Pegasus is one of the newest planes in the Air Force fleet, however, it has  been plagued by numerous production issues as well problems with its rear vision system, which has limited its role operations.

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