For those reflecting on how the new tanker project may bring more jobs to Altus AFB, according to Aviation Week, Aug. 24 of this year, we have a while to wait. "The U.S. Air Force completes an interim baseline review (IBR) for the KC-46A. IBRs provide mutual understanding of risks inherent in contractors’ performance plans and management systems, and outline what resources are needed to achieve program goals. This IBR had to be complete within seven months of contract award, which would be Sept. 24. The next major milestone is the Critical Design Review, which is scheduled to happen by Sept. 2013."
AAFB Public Affairs Chief Lt. Atanasoff said, "The decision to choose the base for the (new) tanker will be done in a few years." She added, "Altus is always open to new opportunities to support the USAF."