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KC-135 tail decorated for Christmas

  • Published
  • By Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot
  • 185th Air Refueling Wing

The tail of a KC-135 static display near the main entrance of the 185th Air Refueling Wing has been decorated with bright white Christmas lights.

Each year since the tail has been erected at the Sioux City, Iowa based Air Guard unit it has been decorated with lights, helping to add a little light to the dark December mornings as people come to work.

This year's white lights are a departure from years past when the tail has been outline with a string of red lights.

The Sioux City, Iowa based 185th Air Refueling Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard has been flying the U.S. Air Force KC-135 Statotanker, mid-air refueling aircraft depicted by the static display since 2003.