Nine Bases on Final List to Host KC-46 Tanker
January 9, 2013
A total of nine active-duty and Air National Guard bases are on the list of contenders to host the first KC-46A tankers starting in fiscal 2016.
This spring, the Air Force expects to pick three bases from the list: A training unit and two main operating bases — one from the active component and the other from the Guard, said Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek.
The training unit and active-duty operating base will begin receiving the KC-46A tankers in fiscal 2016 followed by the Guard base in fiscal 2018. Ultimately, the Air Force will establish 10 main operating bases for the 179 tankers that it plans to buy.