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Trip brought concerns of military families to light



Last updated 12/5/2019 at 11:13am

In early November, I had the unique opportunity of joining 22 Spokane civic leaders on a two-day tour of Air Mobility Command (AMC) at Scott Air Force Base, in Illinois. This event was a part of the Air Force Civic Leader Tour Program, which is an Air Staff-level program whose membership is comprised of community leaders from across the country.

We took a KC-135 Stratotanker to Scott AFB. During the three-hour trip, we were invited to sit in the cockpit and talk with the pilots commanding the aircraft, and also the boom operators who actually conduct the air refueling. We saw these professi...

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