U.S. Air Force KC-135 tankers surpass 100,000 combat hours

January 8, 2016 9:17 PM

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U.S. Air Force KC-135 tankers surpass 100,000 combat hours

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force's Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker fleet has flown an accumulated 103,000 combat hours.

The tanker planes reached the 100,000-hour mark after the fleet stationed at the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar flew over 14,700 sorties in 2015 supporting operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom's Sentinel. 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron director Lt. Col. James Murray said over 60 planes we...

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