New Hampshire retires its Stratotankers

New Hampshire Air National’s 157th Air Refueling Wing divested itself of all its KC- 135R Stratotanker aircraft by March 24, 2019. The veteran tankers’ replacements, 12 brand-new KC-46A Pegasus are expected to arrive at the unit’s Pease Air National Guard Base home starting in the late summer. The flight crew of KC-135R Stratotanker 58-0104 pose for a group photo prior to flying the aircraft to Scott Air Force Base, home of the Illinois Air National Guard’s 126th Air Refuelling Wing on January 30, 2019.