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FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9, 2013

Fairchild on short list for new tankers 

Fairchild Air Force Base is one of several bases on a short list for receiving the nation's newest air refueling tanker. Senate sources confirmed the West Plains base is on a list of possible locations for the first KC-46A refueling jets when they roll off...

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MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012

SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2011

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010

Pentagon will wait for Airbus tanker bid 

So this is how much clout the Washington congressional delegation has: A day after five House members join in a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates to keep the schedule on track for building a new tanker to replace the KC-135, the Pentagon announces...It will...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2009

AF: We like one tanker contract 

Air Force officials told a Senate subcommittee they still don't like the idea of "splitting the baby" on the new refueling tanker.That's not a surprise, because the Pentagon has been saying to anyone who will listen that they want to have one version of the...

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TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009

Preaching to the choir

Sen. Patty Murray, who knows how to pick a friendly crowd, spent part of Tuesday talking about keeping defense jobs in the United States to the IAMAW.That's the International Association of Machiniest and Aircraft Workers, as in, the biggest union at Boeing.Murray, who has led...

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