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2 new tanker aircraft arrive in Oklahoma

Two KC-135R aircraft arrived at Tinker Saturday from the 939th Air Refueling Wing in Portland, Ore. The aircraft are two of the four authorized by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process. (Air Force photo)

Two KC-135R aircraft arrived at Tinker Saturday from the 939th Air Refueling Wing in Portland, Ore. The aircraft are two of the four authorized by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process. (Air Force photo)

Tinker AFB, Okla. -- The 507th Air Refueling Wing received two additional KC-135R aircraft Saturday, the first of four authorized by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process.

The aircraft arrivedĀ  at the Air Force Reserve Command wing Saturday afternoon.

The aircraft were previously operated by another Reserve unit, the 939th ARW from Portland, Ore. The BRAC decision realigned that wing's operational mission and directed that four of its aircraft would be assigned to the 507th ARW.

The remaining two aircraft slated for assignment to the 507th are temporarily assigned to a different Air Force Reserve wing in Michigan.

The aircraft transfer will bring the total of local tanker aircraft to 12.