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  • Team Fairchild tests new Air Battle Management System on KC-135

    Team Fairchild participated in a datalink experiment connecting a KC-135 Stratotanker with commercial satellites to better connect and share data across Joint and Mobility forces. The experimentation effort, known as ‘Global Lightning,’ is run by the Air Force Research Laboratory as a means to put

  • KC-135 Stratotankers fuel the fight

    Tasked with refueling these aircraft is an integrated team from the 906th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS), Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and the 91st ARS, MacDill AFB, Florida, and their KC-135 Stratotankers.

  • MacDill to integrate training with Shaw AFB

    Aircrews with the 91st Air Refueling Squadron, maintainers with the 6th Maintenance Group and Airmen with the 6th Operations Support Squadron along with four KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, are scheduled to travel to Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, at the end of November to conduct an integrated

  • Mae Krier “Rosie the Riveter” visits the 459th ARW

    Mae Krier is an original Rosie the Riveter. Her hard work and dedication during World War II helped save the world and led her to many places, the most recent being the 459th Air Refueling Wing. “It’s a great day to be at the 459th Air Refueling Wing,” Krier said. “I’m excited to share my story

  • Fairchild to commemorate air refueling crew, ESSO 77

    Almost 20 years to the day, Airmen from the 141st Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base will be returning to Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany to commemorate the fallen crew of ESSO 77 in a remembrance ceremony dedicated in their honor.

  • 121st ARW honors WASP legacy

    The 121st Air Refueling Wing dedicated one of their KC-135 Stratotankers to honor the legacy of WASP July 13, 2018. Lockbourne Air Force Base, which was renamed Rickenbacker AFB in 1974, was a training location for female pilots from October 17, 1943 to January 13 of 1944. 13 females became fully

  • Spokane media witnesses rapid global mobility

    One of Air Mobility Command’s strategic objectives to ‘Deliver airlift, air refueling, aeromedical evacuation and air mobility support where and when needed to support the Air Force, joint and collation operations’ was met Thursday as several Spokane-area media outlets witnessed first-hand the