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Michelle Henn works in the tear down area of the overhaul shop at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., disconnecting hydraulic and electrical lines and removing the tail cone of a KC-135 Stratotanker refueling boom. Air Force officials have announced Northrop Grumman as the winner of the KC-X competition for the development and procurement of up to 179 KC-45 tanker aircraft to eventually replace the Eisenhower-era KC-135s. (U.S. Air Force photo/Margo Wright)

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