How soon the A&D community forgets. True, 2011 was packed with accomplishments and newsworthy events. However, I believe your Cheers and Jeers editorial (AW&ST Dec. 19/26, 2011, p. 74) overlooked a huge milestone for the U.S. Air Force. Last February, the long battle over whether USAF would get a replacement for the aging KC-135 aerial refueling tanker fleet was finally decided. One can jeer about who won, why it took so long to get there, or the length of the road ahead. Still, that ...


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