The Air Force must maintain 50 primary mission KC-10A aircraft in 2021, legislation says. It must keep 24 combat-coded B-1s.
The U.S. Air Force's troubled new refueling tanker has yet another problem: excessive fuel leaks.
Thirteen KC-135s and 10 KC-10s "must be retained" to reduce stress on overtasked aircrews, he said.
Gen. Lyons said that the aerial refueling element "is the most stressed and probably the one that's pushing the red line."
The Air Force's newest tanker has been cleared to carry extra passengers and equipment following a three-month ban.
The first of 12 KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft arrived at Fairchild Air Force Base on Wednesday.
The existing lighting system was too bright, making it difficult for boom operators to observe the refueling process.
The KC-46 has had many issues, including how the boom connects and disconnects from specific aircraft.
The Government Accountability Office has found cost overruns and delays in the Pentagon's purchase of major weapons systems.
The U.S. Air Force has once again halted deliveries of its new KC-46 Pegasus tankers.
In a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., said the plan was developed with no notice to Congress.
USAA Federal Savings Bank is part of USAA, which has about 13 million military and veteran-affiliated members.
The Army has said they are looking into the soldier’s actions for potential safety violations.
Two senators say the new Army Combat Fitness Test sets unrealistic standards for some soldiers.
The Marine Corps has officially retired the AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter.