Air National Guard plans for new tanker
Pease Air National Guard Base in New Hampshire has been announced as the first ANG main operating base for the new Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker. Pease has a strong Active Duty association, which is expected to lead to a lower Active Duty manpower requirement, plus it is located in a region of high tanker demand. It should start receiving aircraft in 2018.
The formal training for the KC-46 at Altus AFB and the first Active Duty main operating base at McConnell AFB will begin receiving aircraft in 2016 according to current plans.