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One-third of KC-135 tankers grounded temporarily

...Some lower-priority missions that KC-135s normally would perform will be postponed...the nine Alaska Air National Guard KC-135s based at Eielson Air Force Base was...Air Force said the grounding of the KC-135s is ''in no way connected'' to...

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Refueling tankers play larger role following terrorist attacks

...Boeing 707, though they have been extensively refitted since the first KC-135 was delivered in 1957. Though old, the KC-135s are resilient. Col. Tim Scott, the wing commander on this mission, said he saw extreme turbulence rip two engines...

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