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Air Force Conducts Construction Effort for KC-46A Aircraft Infrastructure

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The Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) partnered with Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and the Army Corps of Engineers to facilitate a multi-phase construction program that aims to build infrastructure for the KC-46A Pegasus aerial refueling vehicle.

AFCEC wrapped up building at McConnell Air Force Base in 2017 and is bound to complete beddown construction activities for Altus Air Force Base, the U.S. Air Force said Saturday.

Construction efforts are underway at various military installations including Tinker AFB, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Travis AFB. AFCEC also finished constructing a system integration laboratory and depot maintenance dock and is building a 156-acre maintenance campus for KC-46A units.

Rafael Gonzalez, project manager at AFCEC, said the projects are expected to run through 2029. Travis AFB is slated to receive a KC-46A aircraft by 2023, while 24 additional units will arrive in 2025.