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  • KC-135 crew inspires future aviators at International Women's Day event

    An all-female KC-135 crew took to the skies to attend an International Women's Day event used to inspire females and males to discover careers in aviation and other Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-based fields.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
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