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"If this becomes the new normal, how do we keep everything going?" Air Mobility Command boss Gen. Mike Minihan said.
The Air Force’s new KC-46A Pegasus tanker recently notched its first refueling mission as part of real-world operations.
The idea could reduce potential troop casualties during wartime refueling missions.
The Florida base has been initially selected as a new home for the Pegasus aircraft, beating out Fairchild AFB in Washington. A final verdict is slated for fall 2023.