EC-135 “Looking Glass” Restoration


Welcome to the EC-135 “Looking Glass” Restoration page.

The EC-135 Looking Glass is an icon of the Strategic Air Command and a credit to the nation it served for many years. Read a letter from Gen. John T. Chain (USAF, r.) here– detailing the role “Looking Glass” played in winning the Cold War and the value it adds to the Strategic Air & Space Museum collection.

The EC-135’s Restoration Kickoff Event was held on March 13 with nearly 90 attending the event.

The kick-off presentation included remarks from U.S. Navy Admiral Cecil D. Haney, current U.S. Strategic Command commander, Lt. Gen Bob Hinson, USAF, Ret., Museum board representative, USAF Colonel Tim Murtha, Maj. Gen. Bill Doyle, USAF RET., and Museum Executive Director Dr. Michael McGinnis.

During the kick-off event, pictures were taken of all the former SAC members who had been involved with the ABNCP. The pictures were taken by a USSTRATCOM photographer, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lovelady. (For Sgt. Lovelady’s copyrighted pictures, click here.)

The tour and pictures concluded the formal activities. Note: Additional pictures may be seen on Facebook: click here.

General John T. Chain visited the EC-135 on June 3, 2015. He gave an interview to the local media and contributed to the Museum’s Oral History project.


To take part in the EC-135 “Looking Glass” Restoration as a volunteer, please click here.

To donate toward the EC-135’s restoration, click the “Donate Now!” button on the right side of this page.

Many thanks to our sponsors for support in the restoration and exhibition of Looking Glass!


Fundraising Supporters
SAC ACCA Board is supporting the cause with a commemorative coin. Proceeds after coin and shipping costs will be donated to the Museum for the restoration of EC-135. Click here for order form.

Read the March newsletter of the Air Force Missileers here.

Read the SAC ACCA Newsletter for March 2015 here.

Read the Omaha World Herald’s June 8 article on the Looking Class’s restoration here!

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