Ridiculous yes. But the blue ribbon commission on guaranteeing that Congress never again has to be bombarded with questions arising from shocking video of wings coming off of C-130s (okay that's not the REAL name of the commission) has pretty well decided that there will be no more use of retired military planes.
If they hold any influence we are more likely to see brand-new, purpose-built B-737 air tankers. Unless we need to curry more political favor with Europe than Seattle, in which case the new air tankers might be from Airbus.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.