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Jersey Proud: Final salute for Air Force’s KC-135 refueling plane

The KC-135 refueling plane is being retired to make way for the new KC-46.

Matt Trapani

Sep 21, 2023, 2:31 AM

Updated 272 days ago

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It was the end of an era on Wednesday at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The KC-135 refueling plane is being retired to make way for the new KC-46.
Members of the New Jersey Air National Guard painted tiger stripes on their final KC-135 in service. The tiger stripes are a personal stamp because these airmen are known as the Tiger Squadron.
A final salute ceremony was held on Wednesday.


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