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Tinker KC-135 Stratotankers first in command to receive flight deck upgrade

Lt. Col. Eric Wilks (left) and Lt. Col. Marvin Ashbaker, pilots with the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, conduct pre-flight checks aboard the Air Force Reserve Command's first KC-135 Stratotanker to receive the Block 45 upgrade. The upgrade provides a digital display of engine controls, an updated autopilot, a new altimeter and software improvements, all of which will help ensure the KC-135 can perform well into the future as the workhorse of the air refueling fleet. (Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason)

PHOTO BY: Cliff Tyler
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