916th ARW Welcomes New Aircraft

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916th ARW Welcomes New Aircraft

The 916th Air Refueling Wing at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base accepted its first of twelve KC-46A Pegasus aircraft on Friday in a small ceremony marking the occasion. The Chief of Air Force Reserve, Lt Gen Richard W. Scobee, and his Senior Enlisted Advisor, Chief MSgt Timothy C. White Jr., served as delivery officials and were on board the aircraft as it arrived.

“The 916th Air Refueling Wing is honored to receive the first of twelve KC-46A Pegasus aircraft for the Air Force Reserve Command.  A modern aircraft with 21st century technology, the KC-46A provides extended mission capacity and range as well as improved capabilities to deliver rapid global mobility to joint and partnered operations,” said Col Stephen Lanier, Commander, 916th ARW.

Due to Dept. of Defense guidance and North Carolina restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak, the arrival ceremony was closed to the public.