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Capt. Michael Pieschel, 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron standards and evaluations flight nurse, assists Master Sgt. Joseph Koch, 509th Weapons Squadron superintendent, move a patient litter during an aeromedical evacuation training at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, March 1, 2018. Practicing when to lift, move, stop and place equipment allows AE teams to maneuver patients with safety and efficiency while in the KC-135. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine) 92nd OG partners with 375th AES, enhance AE knowledge
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — Airmen from the 92nd Operations Group partnered with the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron to learn how to turn a KC-135 Stratotanker into a mobile hospital during a training session here March 1, 2018.
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Refueling Refueling keeps Red Flag flying
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. –The Red Flag Tanker Task Force with air mobility assets from three bases descended on the Las Vegas skies in support the international training exercise, Red Flag-Nellis 18-1.The RFTTF consists of personnel, aircraft and equipment from McConnell Air Force Base, Fairchild AFB, and Royal Air Force Mildenhall. The task
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Posing in front of an aircraft McConnell maintainers get a taste of deployed life during Red Flag 18-1
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – A team of McConnell maintainers support Red Flag 18-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during the year’s first iteration of the Air Force’s premiere international combat exercise Jan. 26 to Feb. 16.The Red Flag Tanker Task Force Maintenance Team consists of 45 members from McConnell AFB, Fairchild AFB and Royal Air
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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.
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Citizen Airmen from the 507th Maintenance Group at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., recover a KC-135R Stratotanker following a training flight July 25, 2017, at RAF Mildenhall, England. In a long-standing partnership between the Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing augmented the 100th Air Refueling Wing July 1-29, 2017, to provide air refueling support to the European theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Lauren Gleason) Reservists maintain aircraft, relationships via Operation Atlantic Resolve
RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Total Force Airmen of the 507th Maintenance Group from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, maintained KC-135R Stratotankers here in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, strengthening the relationship between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, July 1-29.
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An U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II refuels over North America in route to its deployed location in Europe, April 15, 2017. The U.S. Air Force deployed the F-35A Lightning IIs, approximately 250 Airmen and associated equipment to RAF Lakenheath, England, on a long-planned training deployment to conduct air training with other Europe based aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb) McConnell tankers enable first F-35 European deployment
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- History happened April 14 as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightening II deployed to Europe for the first time carried by the backbone of the aerial refueling fleet, the KC-135 Stratotanker.   “The mission of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing is to refuel the fight,” said Col. Albert Miller, 22nd ARW commander. “This
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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.
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Three F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in formation after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., Feb. 3, 2017, en route to Houston, Texas. The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, will be performing a flyover during the 2017 Super Bowl. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan) McConnell KC-135 refuels Thunderbirds

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A KC-135 Strantotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing refuels a B-2 Spirit from the 509th Bomb Wing in the late hours of Jan. 18, 2017, during a mission that targeted Islamic State training camps in Libya. The B-2’s low-observability provides it greater freedom of action at high altitudes, thus increasing its range and a better field of view for the aircraft's sensors. Its unrefueled range is approximately 6,000 nautical miles (9,600 kilometers). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton) Air Force refuelers enable B-2 strike against Daesh in Libya
KC-135 Stratotanker and KC-10 Extender crews from five bases on three continents provided aerial refueling support during the B-2 bomber mission which struck two Daesh training camps in Libya Jan. 18, 2017.
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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.
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