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stratotanker

(ˈstrætəʊˌtæŋkə)
n
an aircraft that can refuel other aircrafts at high speeds and altitudes
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Moseley and Wynne also discussed the Air Force's efforts to recapitalize on the KC-135 Stratotanker, the development of a joint cargo aircraft with the Army, and a stronger emphasis on foreign language and cultural skills to be developed in the Air Force.
Under a $31.7 million order, Northrop Grumman will provide two full aircraft infrared countermeasures system pods and one shell, designed for the KC-135 Stratotanker, and support flight testing and training activities in fiscal year 2016.
KC-135 Stratotanker. One of the first witnesses of the crash was Cholok-Aryk villager Samat Onobasov, who was grazing the cattle at that moment.
A KC-135 Stratotanker from the Kansas Air National Guard's 190th Air Refueling Wing prepares to refuel Navy F/A-18 Hornets over Wake Island during an escort mission from Japan to the United States.
In the past several years, the Air Force has experienced credibility problems on Capitol Hill that involve such things as the replacement for the KC-135 Stratotanker and the C-130 Hercules modification project, he said.
Out of high school, she enlisted and became a boom operator on the KC-135 Stratotanker. While working as a boomer, King completed her bachelor's degree and obtained her commission as an officer, completing Officer Training School as a distinguished graduate.
The air crash occurred on May 3 at 2.55 pm in between Cholok-Aryk and Chogolo villages, Panfilovskiy district, Chui region: KC-135 Stratotanker belonging to the Transit Center at Manas fell into parts in the sky.
In an instant, the KC-135 Stratotanker crew chief from Kadena Air Base, Japan, went from enjoying a vacation with his wife, Megan, to staring death in the face.
C-5 Galaxy depot maintenance at the Warner Robins ALC at Robins AFB, Ga., has been cut from 339 days to the low 200s, while workers at the Oklahoma City ALC at Tinker AFB, Okla., have cut KC-135 Stratotanker flow days from more than 400 days to about 200.