April 23, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today praised the U.S. Air Force’s completion of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the KC-46A Formal Training Unit (FTU) beddown at Altus Air Force Base. The Air Force announced Altus Air Force Base last May as its "preferred alternative" to locate the first FTU of the KC-46A refueling tanker pending completion of the FEIS.
“The KC-46 is finally coming to Altus,” said Inhofe. "Our air refueling fleet is crucial to the future of our national security and it is fitting that training for the KC-46 will take place at Altus AFB, the best Air Force Base in the world. The KC-46 helps ensure the viability of our Air Force as a global force, and I plan to be in the cockpit of the first KC-46A as it arrives in Altus ready to train generations of future KC-46 aircrews.”