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Fairchild adds 12 more KC-135s

Aircraft just one aspect of base's growth


Last updated 6/8/2017 at 8:32am

Al Stover

Fairchild will be the new home for 12 more KC-135 Stratotankers by 2020.

Team Fairchild continues to grow.

Tuesday, Fairchild Air Force Base announced it would be the new home of 12 primary-assigned KC-135 Stratotankers and three backup inventory aircraft. The KC-135s are scheduled to transfer from McConnell Air Force Base, in Wichita, Kan., in fiscal year 2020.

In a June 5 news release, Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force, announced Fairchild as the "best choice for additional Air Force tankers."

Fairchild became the home of six Stratotankers in March in the form of the 384th Air Refueling Squadron. The addition of these KC-135s makes Fairchild the la...

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