The Air Force expects to change its tanker aircraft footprint, but the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve likely will continue to dominate that mission, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz told the Senate Armed Services Committee May 21, 2009, during a hearing on the 2010 Air Force budget proposal. Here, SrA. David Engelhardt (left) and MSgt. Brian Dickerson, an electrician, change a KC-135R tanker’s boom marker light at Andersen AFB, Guam, on Dec. 31, 2008. Both are assigned to Air Force Reserve Command's434th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom ARB, Ind., and are deployed to Andersen in support of Pacific theater refueling operations.
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