You'll want to check out the return of the KC-135 to Aroostook County at the Take Flight event at the Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle on Saturday, September 26th, presented by Bangor Metro and the Bangor Daily News.


In honor of all military personnel and civilians who served at Loring Air Force Base for nearly five decades and in honor of all Vietnam Veterans, during this 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, this iconic Air Force refueling tanker jet - once a common sight in the skies over Aroostook - will return for the day.

Community members are invited to board the large aircraft and visit with the crew.

special ceremonies will be held near the aircraft:

  • 11:30 a.m.: Honoring Former Loring Military and Civilian Personnel
  • 1 p.m.: Official Aroostook County Welcome Home for Vietnam Veterans

I had a chance to talk to Jason Parent from TAMC about the event. Here's what he had to say.