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The KC-135 Stratotanker briefly returns

A KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, nears the parking ramp May 6, 2019, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Airmen with the 319th Operations Squadron, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron and 69th Maintenance Squadron worked together in anticipation of the temporary housing of several KC-135’s, due to inclement weather near McConnell AFB, Kansas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

A KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, nears the parking ramp May 6, 2019, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Airmen with the 319th Operations Squadron, 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron and 69th Maintenance Squadron worked together in anticipation of the temporary housing of several KC-135’s, due to inclement weather near McConnell AFB, Kansas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

Two KC-135 Stratotankers, assigned to the 22nd Refueling Wing, receive routine maintenance after arriving May 6, 2019, to Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. McConnel AFB, Kansas, operates and maintains 37 KC-135’s, several of which were temporarily housed at Grand Forks AFB during a bout of inclement weather throughout Kansas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

Two KC-135 Stratotankers, assigned to the 22nd Refueling Wing, receive routine maintenance after arriving May 6, 2019, to Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. McConnel AFB, Kansas, operates and maintains 37 KC-135’s, several of which were temporarily housed at Grand Forks AFB during a bout of inclement weather throughout Kansas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

A KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, taxis to the parking ramp May 6, 2019, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The KC-135 is a familiar face in Grand Forks AFB’s history, having been a part of its mission for 50 years, but was completely replaced by the current RQ-4 Global Hawk operations in 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

A KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, taxis to the parking ramp May 6, 2019, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The KC-135 is a familiar face in Grand Forks AFB’s history, having been a part of its mission for 50 years, but was completely replaced by the current RQ-4 Global Hawk operations in 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

A KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, lands May 6, 2019, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. This KC-135 was one of several to be housed on Grand Forks AFB temporarily as inclement weather passed near McConnell AFB, Kansas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

A KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, lands May 6, 2019, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. This KC-135 was one of several to be housed on Grand Forks AFB temporarily as inclement weather passed near McConnell AFB, Kansas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

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