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  • 6th ARS in-flight refueling section recognized as best in Air Force

    Nearly three dozen Airmen of the 6th Air Refueling Squadron’s In-Flight Refueling Section at Travis Air Force Base, California, had quite a year in 2017. The section was responsible for offloading 50 million pounds of fuel to more than 4,000 receiver aircraft and supporting missions around the globe.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Total Force Airmen maximize refueling capacity in Europe

    In a long-standing total force partnership between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing here to provide KC-135R Stratotanker mid-air refueling support to the European theater of operations, July 1-29, 2017.
  • USAF tankers enable Talisman Saber, Australia allies

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas -- In the pre-dawn light, four active duty and guard KC-135 Stratotankers launched July 12 in support of exercise Talisman Saber 2017.U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defense Force Headquarters Joint Operations Command sponsors the Talisman Saber 2017, which incorporates components from the Air Force, Army, Navy
  • 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.
  • 618th AOC celebrates 25 years of command and control

    Established April 1, 1992, the 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) celebrates 25 years of enabling aerial and ground operations worldwide through the command and control of airlift and aerial refueling assets. A quarter-century ago Air Force leadership sought to simplify the execution of mobility missions. They created a highly efficient organization to centralize command and control operations previously located within numbered air forces and airlift divisions.
  • AMC commander: Mobility Airmen are the ultimate wingmen

    Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, AMC commander, highlighted AMC’s purpose in joint operations through five recent examples of headline-making global mobility missions.
  • CMSAF visits AMC, speaks on modernization

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - The Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force discussed Air Mobility Command’s contributions to the Air Force mission and the need to modernize the fleet during a visit here Jan. 18. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody acknowledged AMC’s mission isn’t just important to the Air Force, but also to combatant
  • AMC enables first international F-35B deployment

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Air Mobility Command Airmen helped mark a major milestone by enabling the delivery of Marine F-35B Lightning II aircraft to Japan, Jan. 18 2017.The transfer of the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 aircraft from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, marks the first permanent international
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