USA USAF KC 46 Hans van Herk 640USAF's Pegasus basing ramping up

On 13 May 2021, the USAF selected the candidate locations to host the next Reserve and active duty main operating bases for the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft.

The candidate locations to host the next KC-46A Reserve component are Beale AFB (CA), Grissom ARB (IN), Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Field Washington (MD), March ARB (CA), Niagara Falls ARB (NY) and Tinker AFB (OK).

The candidate locations selected for the next Pegasus active-duty component are Fairchild AFB (WA) and MacDill AFB (FL).

A total of 12 KC-46As will replace Air Force Reserve Command Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers at one of the six candidate locations and 24 KC-46As will replace active-duty KC-135s at one of the two candidate locations.

USA USAF KC 46 320The preferred locations are expected to be selected in fall 2021. To be continued...

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