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Refueling Tankers to Return to Beale AFB

The new commander of the reserve wing at Beale Air Force Base says the base is seeing the return of an old mission. Colonel John Trnka says the base is getting back the K-C 135 re-fueling aircraft…

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The Base Realignment and Closure Commission announced in 2005 that the KC-135s would move to a base in North Carolina, and the last re-fueling tanker left Beale in 2008. Trnka says the return of the mission means more jobs in the area for reserves…

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Trnka says the first airplane back on the ramp at Beale will be late this year or early next year.

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