Retired Maj. Carrol S. Woods died last week at age 88. The Montgomery, Ala., resident was one of the original airmen to train at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama during World War II. He flew with the 99th Fighter Squadron. (Read more in the Montgomery Advertiser and the Ledger-Enquirer.)
Boeing’s receipt of the 10th lot contract award for the KC-46 Pegasus this week leaves just three lots left to complete the Air Force’s buy of the tanker, although a further buy of 75 additional aircraft as a “bridge” to the Next-Generation Aerial-refueling System (NGAS) seems increasingly likely.