(Official U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Rhodes)

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – – James Watland saw a lot change around him over the last 87 years, but still sees a lot of things he remembers in the KC-135 Stratotanker. Watland served in the Air Force from 1952-1962 as an enlisted boom operator, being one of the first to work in aerial refueling. He was back aboard a plane he could have served on recently as part of an orientation flight for employers and civic leaders hosted by the 927th Air Refueling Wing, a reserve unit at MacDill. (Official U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Rhodes)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Shawn Rhodes
VIRIN: 120505-F-UU224-005.JPG
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