Utah Air National Guard Refuels NATO Allies


04/30/2015:The Utah National Guard travels to Germany to help keep NATO Surveillance Aircraft in the Air. A typical AWACS operational mission last 10 hours, but there is a need for air refueling to takeoff, operate over the objective area, and land safely.

Three aircrews and 19 maintenance personnel from the Utah Air National Guard’s 151st Air Refueling Wing spent two weeks at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, providing much-needed air refueling support during training flights for NATO E-3A pilots Jan. 4-16, 2015.

 Credit:151st Air Refueling Wing:2/6/15