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Tinker retiring four aircraft

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Plane retired

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – A piece of military history and a staple at Tinker Air Force Base is being retired; the kc-135 Strais an air refueling plane.

The number of planes in use at Tinker will be reduced by four.

That will leave eight kc-135s operating out of Tinker.

It’s all part of the National Defense Authorization Act, a federal order to reduce military spending.