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Third KC-46 Pegasus arrives at 97th Air Mobility Wing

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - A KC-46 Pegasus taxis on the 97th Air Mobility Wing flightline, March 11, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - A KC-46 Pegasus taxis on the 97th Air Mobility Wing flightline, March 11, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The KC-46 is the newest Air Force aircraft, creating a new future for air refueling missions.(U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Kenneth Norman)

A KC-46 Pegasus lands on the flightline of the 97th Air Mobility Wing, March 11, 2019.

A KC-46 Pegasus lands on the flightline of the 97th Air Mobility Wing, March 11, 2019. Altus AFB is the premier training location for the KC-46 and will train both pilots and boom operators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jeremy Wentworth)

A KC-46 Pegasus lands on the flightline of the 97th Air Mobility Wing, March 11, 2019.

A KC-46 Pegasus lands on the flightline of the 97th Air Mobility Wing, March 11, 2019. Altus AFB is the premier training location for the KC-46 and will train both pilots and boom operators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jeremy Wentworth)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, is greeted by Col. Eric Carney, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, March 11, 2019 during the delivery of the third KC-46 Pegasus aircraft to Altus.

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, is greeted by Col. Eric Carney, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, March 11, 2019 during the delivery of the third KC-46 Pegasus aircraft to Altus. Altus AFB is the premier training location for the KC-46 and will train both pilots and boom operators. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Kenneth Norman)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - U.S. Air Force Gen. Maryanne Miller, commander of Air Mobility Command, is greeted by Col. Eric Carney 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, March 11, 2019 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - U.S. Air Force Gen. Maryanne Miller, commander of Air Mobility Command, is greeted by Col. Eric Carney 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, March 11, 2019 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. This marks the delivery of the third KC-46 Pegasus aircraft to Altus. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Kenneth Norman)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - U.S. Air Force Col. Eric Carney 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, and fellow members of Wing leadership, wait to greet various distinguished visitors on the flightline at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., March 11, 2019.

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - U.S. Air Force Col. Eric Carney 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, and fellow members of Wing leadership, wait to greet various distinguished visitors on the flightline at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., March 11, 2019. This marks the delivery of the third KC-46 Pegasus aircraft to Altus. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Kenneth Norman)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - U.S. Air Force Col. Eric Carney 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, and fellow members of Wing leadership, salute the arrival of a KC-46 Pegasus at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., March 11, 2019.

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - U.S. Air Force Col. Eric Carney 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, and fellow members of Wing leadership, salute the arrival of a KC-46 Pegasus at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., March 11, 2019. This marks the delivery of the third KC-46 Pegasus aircraft to Altus. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Kenneth Norman)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - A KC-46 Pegasus taxis on the 97th Air Mobility Wing flightline, March 11, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - A KC-46 Pegasus taxis on the 97th Air Mobility Wing flightline, March 11, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The KC-46 is the newest Air Force aircraft, creating a new future for air refueling missions.(U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Kenneth Norman)

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“A KC-46 Pegasus was delivered to Altus AFB, Oklahoma, today following completion of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) sweeps on Boeing KC-46 aircraft going through the acceptance process," said Rose Riley, Air Mobility Command Public Affairs spokesperson. "The Air Force Service Acquisition Executive and AMC Commander received an out brief of the Defense Contract Management Agency-approved Corrective Action Plan March 11. As directed by the CAP, subsequent deliveries will occur as Boeing successfully completes each aircraft’s inspections and actions assigned from today’s review.”