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Freedom Wing takes part in joint base KC-46 construction groundbreaking ceremony

Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst commanders attend the KC-46A Pegasus groundbreaking ceremony, held at the joint base Dec. 3. Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez speaks at the KC-46A Pegasus groundbreaking ceremony, held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Dec. 3. Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, D-1st of Camden, N.J., speaks at the KC-46A Pegasus groundbreaking ceremony, held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Dec. 3. Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

Col. Thomas Pemberton, 514th Air Mobility Wing commander, listens as his active duty counterpart, Col. Jacqueline Breeden, 305th AMW commander, speaks at the KC-46A Pegasus groundbreaking ceremony, held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Dec. 3. Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

Col. Thomas Pemberton, 514th Air Mobility Wing commander, speaks to attendeesas his counterpart, Col. Jacqueline Breeden, 305th AMW commander, listens at the KC-46A Pegasus groundbreaking ceremony, held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Dec. 3. Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

Hard hats await to be donned at the KC-46A Pegasus groundbreaking ceremony, held here at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Dec. 3. Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

Col. Thomas Pemberton, 514th Air Mobility Wing commander, dons a hard hat prior to breaking ground at the KC-46A Pegasus groundbreaking ceremony, held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Dec. 3. Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

Col. Thomas Pemberton, 514th Air Mobility Wing commander (2nd from left), breaks ground with joint base commanders and state representatives at the KC-46A Pegasus groundbreaking ceremony, held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Dec. 3. Base leaders and state representatives took part in the ceremony, which represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, part of a larger $146.5 million project, to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian DeLuca)

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST --

Col. Thomas Pemberton, 514th Air Mobility Wing commander, along with other joint base leadership and New Jersey state representatives, took part in the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst KC46A Pegasus construction groundbreaking ceremony here Dec 3.

The ceremony represented the beginning of an $82.5 million two-bay hanger construction, which is a part of a larger $146.5 million project to house 24 new KC-46 Pegasus refueling jets. The KC-46, set to start arriving the summer of 2021, will replace the base's current KC-10 Extender aircraft.