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60 years in the air: the birth of a tanker legacy

Aircraft 55-3118 sits on display, Aug. 13, 2015, near the east gate of McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The aircraft completed its first flight on Aug. 31, 1956 and was the first of 732 KC-135 Stratotankers delivered to the Air Force. Nicknamed “City of Renton” after the Washington city where it was manufactured, the Stratotanker was retired after decades of service in the Air Force and more than 40 years after its first flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jenna Caldwell)

PHOTO BY: Airman Jenna Caldwell
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