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NEWS

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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