Saying it is past time to get new tankers in the air, Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii), chairman of the air and land forces panel of the House Armed Services Committee, told defense reporters in Washington on June 18, 2009, that he believes purchasing two tankers has strong support in Congress. Here, a crew chief from the Pennsylvania Air National Guard's 171st Air Refueling Wing marshals in a KC-135R at Andersen AFB, Guam, Dec. 31, 2008.
US Air Force photo by MSgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
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