It's been just over a year since I last posted one of my pics taken at Loring AFB in the mid 80s so I figured I'd share another one. This pic is about 34-35 years old. I took it in either 1985 or 1986 (the date on the back, written in ink, is faded and the last numeral is either a "5" or a "6") while I was stationed at Loring.
This KC-135 (62-3573) is still flying today as a KC-135R. It wears a MacDill tail flash.
Additional note: Way off in the background, the tail of tanker 62-3502 is visible. That one is also still active today, also as a KC-135R, and - ironically - it is also "stationed" (along with 62-3573) at MacDill. Thirty-five years after this pic was taken, those two tankers are back together at the same base.
This is the first photo of 62-3573 to be posted into FA's gallery.