News | July 22, 2016

Welcome Back KC-135 Stratotanker

By 1st Lt. Siobhan Hazelwood 940th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

On July 10, 2016, the 940th Air Refueling Wing welcomed back the first of eight KC-135 Stratotankers all anticipated to arrive by October, 2016 during an official ceremony on the flight line at Beale Air Force Base, California. Beale opens its doors again to the KC-135 after and eight-year absence when the mission went away due to a Base Realignment and Closure. Members of the 940th along with family, friends and local community members lined the runway as the first tanker landed and rolled in through two fire trucks spraying water on them, keeping with tradition.