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originally posted by: Assassin82
a reply to: boomer135
Yeah, the C-17s were being overused and they needed something to take some of the load off. Obviously, the C-130 doesn't have the reach, the KC-10 was an in system select so they couldn't be relied upon for scheduled AE missions, so that left the KC-135. The stopped flying them in a year or two ago because of safety issues. But it was a once or twice a week scheduled mission dedicated to AE. We'd always fill up the plane with patients. Fly out of Ramstein, land at Bagram at night, 3 hours ground time, load up the patients and go. It was mostly guard and reserve birds that would get the call for it. They'd fly into Ramstein specifically for that mission....2 or 3 weeks at a time if I recall correctly.
Never worked with the 427th. Loved the mission at Pope, hated the area. Fayettevill, NC is just....awful.