News Search


News Comments Updated
1 2
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James discusses modernization and how mobility Airmen enable the fight during the 48th Annual Airlift Tanker Association Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, Oct. 28, 2015. The symposium served as a key professional development forum for Mobility Air Forces Airmen by enabling direct access to senior mobility leaders and fostering an environment encouraging open dialogue and honest discussions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melissa Estevez) SECAF reiterates focus on modernization, efficiency
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James took the stage Oct. 28, at the 48th annual Air Mobility Command and Airlift/Tanker Association Symposium to address the Air Force’s priority to maintain mission readiness and promote modernization in the coming years. With increasing global threats , James reiterated her emphasis on
0 10/29
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jake, 912th Air Refueling Squadron crew chief, speaks with pilots of a KC-135 Stratotanker over the radio prior to take off Sept. 19, 2016, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the U.S. Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 50 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders) Incirlik refuels coalition fighters supporting OIR
Airmen deployed to the 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Incirlik Air Base conduct daily high intensity operations keeping the gas flowing and the combat missions going. It’s the responsibility of the Airmen of the 22nd EARS to provide in air refueling for all coalition aircraft involved in Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. The additional fuel
0 10/13
Default Air Force Logo Former commander returns to celebrate KC-135s, Airmen
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Underneath the shadow of the first KC-135 Stratotanker to fly, and with the massive hangars for the future home of the KC-46 Pegasus on the horizon, retired Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz spoke to 250 Airmen, veterans and community members at McConnell Air Force Base about the 60-year legacy of the Stratotanker, Aug 31. “We were tremendously honored General Lorenz agreed to be our guest speaker,” said Col. Albert Miller, 22nd Air Refueling Wing commander. “His vast experience, combined with a hugely successful Air Force career, made him the perfect person to honor this key milestone for one of the most important weapon systems our Air Force has in its arsenal. He expertly explained how the KC-135 made us a global power, but more importantly, that it was the generations of Airmen who, through the past six decades leveraged, in his words, 'this old bird,' to achieve so much for our nation.”
0 9/06
A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D. receives fuel from a 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. during Polar Roar, a strategic deterrence exercise, in the skies near the North Pole, July 31. The B-52 received 70 thousand pounds of fuel from the KC-10 during the refueling. Tankers enable long-range bomber capability during Polar Roar
Mobility Airmen play a vital role in deterrence and stand ready to operate in support of global operations at a moment’s notice.Air Mobility Command Airmen, 15 KC-135 Stratotankers and 10 KC-10 Extenders enabled Air Force Global Strike Command B-52s and B-2s to sustain air operations for more than 20 hours during ‪Polar Roar July 31, 2016.Through
0 8/03
A B-52 Stratofortress soars above Minnesota enroute to Polar Roar, July, 31, 2016. Polar Roar is a mission held in the Arctic Circle that demonstrates flexible and vigilant long-range global-strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Thornbury) McConnell KC-135s refuel B-52s in Polar Roar
Responding to the nation’s call, four McConnell KC-135 Stratotanker aircrews refueled two B-52 Stratofortresses over Minnesota and Canada July 31, 2016, as part of operation Polar Roar.Tanker support for these bomber training missions help demonstrate our ability to support U.S. Strategic Command’s global-strike capability at any given time.“We
0 8/02
Aircrew and ground personnel conduct a pre-flight check at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada July 18, 2015 during exercise Red Flag. The aircrew went on to refuel several exercise participants. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri) MacDill aircrews enable Red Flag 16-3

0 7/21
Default Air Force Logo First USAF F-35A takes overseas flight to England
The Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight team accomplished America’s first transatlantic flight in an F-35A Lightning II, with refueling support from a KC-10 Extender, when it touched down June 30 at Royal Air Force Fairford, England.
0 7/01
1 2