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We Say Good-bye to Our 7th KC-135

7th Tail Out

Members of the 916th Maintenance Group pose for a photo in front of aircraft 3577 on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Dec. 11, 2019. The members were present to recognize the name decals that were placed on the aircraft in honor of the aircraft current crew chiefs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mary McKnight)

7th Tail Out

U.S. Air Force Col. Amanda M. Sheets, 916th Maintenance Group commander, presents Tech. Sgt. Corey B. Lawson, 916th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, with a model vertical stabilizer of aircraft 3577 on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Dec. 11, 2019. This aircraft is the seventh KC-135 Stratotanker to be divested by the 916th Air Refueling Wing in preparation for the KC-46 Pegasus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mary McKnight)

7th Tail Out

U.S. Air Force Col. Amanda M. Sheets, 916th Maintenance Group commander, presents Tech. Sgt. Corey B. Lawson, 916th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, with a model vertical stabilizer of aircraft 3577 as Staff Sgt. Jose A. Reyes, 911th Air Refueling Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, poses with Sheets and Lawson for a photo on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Dec. 11, 2019. This aircraft is the seventh KC-135 Stratotanker to be divested by the 916th Air Refueling Wing in preparation for the KC-46 Pegasus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mary McKnight)

7th Tail Out

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Corey B. Lawson, 916th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief and Staff Sgt. Jose A. Reyes, 911th Air Refueling Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, pose for a picture in front of aircraft 3577 on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Dec. 11, 2019. Lawson and Reyes bid farewell to sixth, 916th Air Refueling Wing aircraft, to be acquired by the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mary McKnight)

7th Tail Out

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Corey B. Lawson, 916th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, pose for a photo on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Dec. 11, 2019. Lawson has been a crew chief on aircraft 3577 for seven years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mary McKnight)

7th Tail Out

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jose A. Reyes, 911th Air Refueling Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, pose for a photo on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, Dec. 11, 2019. Reyes has been a crew chief for 3 out of the 4 years he has been working on aircraft 3577. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mary McKnight)

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. --