The New Hampshire Air National Guard (ANG) was the first ANG unit to take on the KC-46A Pegasus tanker. Ted Carlson spoke with the Guardsmen at the forefront of its introduction.
New Hampshire’s 157th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) based at Pease ANGB was chosen as the first US Air National Guard unit to field the new Boeing KC-46A Pegasus. The KC-135R was a major success for the unit, and New Hampshire, known as the Granite State, was instrumental in maintaining a solid mission readiness rate performance. With the demise of the KC-10A and now with the stalwart Stratotanker entering the sunset years, the KC-46A has become a welcome addition to the US inventory.