56th Air Refueling Squadron reactivated

The 56th Air Refueling Squadron was reactivated at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma on August 31st.

The 56th will take on the role as the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus training unit under the auspices of the Air Force's Air Education and Training Command.

The unit expects to begin training aircrew for the KC-46A later this year with the first tankers due to arrive at Altus in 2017. The first active duty KC-46As will be base at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas.