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AMC, MCCONNELL, KC-135 McConnell KC-135s deploy to Spain, support allies
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.  --  Two KC-135 Stratotankers, along with 33 McConnell Airmen, are deployed to Moron Air Base, Spain, in continued support of Operation Juniper Micron. The U.S. Air Force has been providing air refueling and airlift support to French aircraft conducting operations in Mali and North Africa since 2013. This deployment
0 11/01
2017
61 year-old Stratotanker getting the job done Legacy Stratotanker refuels newest Air Force fighters
Team Fairchild’s KC-135 Stratotanker was hard at work refueling six of the U.S. Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighters, the F-35A Lightning II, over the Pacific Northwest Oct. 17.
0 10/20
2017
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Yaun, a pilot assigned to the 300th Airlift Squadron, conducts aerial operations during a training flight onboard a C-17 Globemaster III near Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 8, 2014. Training flights are vital to the operational success of Air Force personnel because they help develop the necessary skills for combat and humanitarian missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Barry Loo/released) AMC continues to pursue fuel efficiency initiatives
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.  -- From electronic flight bags to flight management system modifications, Air Mobility Command Airmen are contributing innovative and cost-saving ways to enhance the command’s fuel efficiency. According to Lt. Col. Vince Zabala, AMC’s fuel efficiency program manager, energy costs for the Air Force total nearly $8
0 6/06
2017
A KC-135 Stratotanker prepares to depart Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Oct. 30, 2016. The KC-135 provides the core aerial refueling capability for the Air Force, with four turbo fans and mounted under 35-degree wings, the KC-135 is capable of take-offs at gross weights of up to 322,5000 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson) AF announces Fairchild AFB as preferred location for additional KC-135s
Today, Air Force officials announced Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, as the preferred location for basing 12 KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, and MacDill AFB, Florida, as the reasonable alternative.
0 6/05
2017
Aircrew with the 756th Air Refueling Squadron conduct preflight checks prior to takeoff from the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, flight line April 13, 2017. After a year of planning, the 756 ARS embarked on a mission to refuel a Naval Air Systems Command P-8A Poseidon. The P-8A is the second-ever Navy aircraft to be fitted with a receiver for inflight refueling; the first being the E-6B Mercury nearly 30 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen) Air Force, Navy conduct first P-8A refueling mission
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.  -- The 459th Air Refueling Wing helped made history last week when its KC-135 was the first to operationally refuel a Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, P-8A Poseidon. “The 459th and the Air Force Reserve Command is honored and delighted to support the Navy on the P-8A project,” said Lt.
0 4/21
2017
The 92nd and 141st Maintenance Squadrons and the 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and work on the last Periodic Inspection of the year Dec. 9, 2015, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. During the initial phase of PE, panels are removed from the jet and Airmen look for discrepancies. Approximately 1,200 maintenance actions are found and completed throughout every PE. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mackenzie Richardson) Mobility Airmen partner to streamline periodic inspections
The Periodic Inspection is a beast; the largest and most in-depth inspection Fairchild maintainers conduct on the seasoned KC-135 Stratotanker.
0 3/20
2017
Capt. Rachel Quirarte, 349th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, Maj. Chrystina Jones, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Plans and Programs deputy chief, Lt. Col. Jasmin Silence, 350th Air Refueling Squadron commander, and Staff Sgt. Danielle Warren, boom operator, stand in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker February 23, 2017 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.They showcase the career diversity of Team McConnell members. . (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tara Fadenrecht) McConnell Airmen attend Women in Aviation International Conference
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Nine Airmen assigned to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing attended the 28th annual 2017 Women in Aviation International Conference March 2 to 5, Orlando, Florida.WAI is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields. Women make up nearly half of the
0 3/08
2017
Flight deck of a KC-135R Stratotanker after completing the Block 45 avionics upgrade Nov. 15, 2016, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Block 45 completely remodels the inside of the flight deck with new liquid crystal displays, radio altimeter, auto-pilot, digital flight director and other computer module updates. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) KC-135 MOD program closes out year with magic number: Block 45
The KC-135 Block 45 upgrade program reached a milestone by closing out 2016 with the 45th aircraft in the modification line here. Block 45 completely remodels the inside of the flight deck with new liquid crystal displays, radio altimeter, autopilot, digital flight director and other computer module updates, according to information provided by the Legacy Tanker Division located here.
0 1/24
2017
A crew chief assigned to Joint Base Charleston marshals one of MacDill Air Force Base's (AFB) KC-135 Stratotanker at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, Oct. 27. Four steady-state KC-135 Stratotankers and 90 Airmen operated out of JB Charleston during MacDill AFB's runway reconstruction project. The aircraft and personnel returned to MacDill AFB on Dec. 19 and 20. MacDill KC-135s conclude temporary relocation at JB Charleston
After the completion of runway repairs at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, the last KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft temporarily operating from here returned Dec. 20. The first of four steady-state MacDill KC-135s and 90 Airmen arrived at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, on Oct. 14, to continue operations during the runway reconstruction at
0 1/04
2017
Airmen from the 92nd Maintenance Squadron hydraulics shop prepare a refueling boom to be attached to a KC-135 Stratotanker Dec. 16, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. This spring, Airmen from the 92nd Maintenance Squadron hydraulics shop were called to fix a KC-135 with an improperly installed boom ruddervator torque tube, which secures the ruddervators to the tanker’s refueling boom. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell) Hydraulics Airmen correct 60-year-old KC-135 maintenance flaw
Team Fairchild Airmen may have saved all 396 KC-135 Stratotankers in the Air Force.
0 12/19
2016
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