NEWS

  • Fairchild fuels RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3

    Team Fairchild’s KC-135 Stratotankers provided essential air refueling support during field training exercise RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3, August 3-12. RF-A 20-3 is a Pacific Air Forces-directed field training exercise for U.S. and international forces flown under simulated air combat conditions meant to

  • Fairchild refuels Whiteman B-2 aircraft

    Team Fairchild refueled two B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, as part of air refueling qualification training, Feb. 24-28 at Whiteman AFB. Air refueling qualification training ensures that both KC-135 Stratotanker and B-2 aircrews remain prepared

  • Team Fairchild takes on new role supporting Red Flag 19-2

    Airmen from all over the nation have convened for Red Flag 19-2, a large-force exercise designed to provide aircrews exposure to a simulated combat environment, March 8-23, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Fairchild’s advanced team was tasked to coordinate all planning and refueling operations for

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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