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U.S. Air Force refueling tankers in the Pacific sustained damage this week during Tropical Storm Maria, Military.com has learned.
The storm affected Air Mobility Command tankers stationed at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, officials confirmed Friday.
Maria rolled over Guam Wednesday and Thursday before being upgraded to a typhoon on Friday.
"Maintenance is underway for the AMC aircraft impacted," spokesman Maj. Bryon McGarry said in an email.
"Parts are available, and it is anticipated the impacted jets will return to the fleet in the near future,” he said, adding that it was KC-135 Stratotankers that were affected. “While we won't go into operational details, existing aircraft continue to ensure mission needs are met."