The Air Force will keep tabs on Boeing Co. as it again takes delivery of new KC-46 Pegasus tankers,.
"The Air Force takes Foreign Object Debris contamination very seriously," a spokeswoman said.
Boeing had to ground its KC-46 tankers after the Air Force expressed concern about debris found in completed airplanes.
The U.S. Air Force will begin accepting its newest refueling tankers from Boeing Co. this month despite continuing problems.
Relocating Air National Guard tankers to Kandahar has boosted airstrikes against the Taliban.
The announcement appeared aimed at suggesting that the Saudi government was behind the decision.
Tech. Sgt. Shawn Roberge developed a mechanism to hold the landing-gear doors closed on the nose of the KC-135 Stratotanker.
A KC-135 damaged by Tropical Storm Maria in the Pacific last month will be out of commission until at least October.
The Air Force is still inspecting its KC-10 fleet weeks after one of the aircraft experienced slide-raft deployment issues.
Facing increased competition from Russia and China, the Air Force is pushing to develop experimental technologies for combat.
Fully repairing the USS Bonhomme Richard would have reportedly cost $2.5 billion to $3 billion and take five to seven years.
The Pentagon, which had endorsed Asadi's bid to come to America, changed its decision and withdrew its endorsement.
A non-rate's Southern hospitality led to a VIP visit to her cutter -- from the premier of the territory of Greenland.
The 2nd Marine Division has tested about a quarter of its 16,000 Marines and sailors for LSD since the summer.
Retired Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III may become the first Black secretary of defense.