KC-135 tanker engineers in the Air Force’s depot at Tinker AFB, Okla., recently incorporated three new power outlets in the aircraft’s cabin to increase the amount of medical equipment that can run during aeromedical evacuation missions. This is one of the activities under way to make the venerable platform more capable in its ancillary role of moving medical patients out of combat zones back to the United States. “Aeromedical evacuations are playing a bigger and bigger role in the KC-135 fleet,” said Col. Robert Torick, program manager for KC-135 matters at Tinker’s Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. Already technicians have integrated a temporary lighting system in the cabin that increases brightness throughout it by 50 times, making it easier for medical personnel to perform their duties. Torick’s office is working on a permanent lighting solution. (Tinker report by Brandice J. O’Brien) (See also An Unlikely Success)