56th Fighter Wing F-35 Refueling Mission

06/15/2015: F-35's from the 56th Fighter Wing took flight with two KC-135's for an aerial refueling mission over Arizona. Credit:56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs:6/5/15   And the perspective from MCAS Beaufort: Fueling a fighter jet mid-mission isn’t as easy as exiting a highway to top off your tank. It’s really…

KC-135s Arriving for BALTOPS

06/08/2015: KC-135R's from the 100th Aerial Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England arrive in Powidz, Poland during BALTOPS 2015. BALTOPS is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. Credit:65th Air Base Wing:6/5/15…

KC-135 Supports the French in Mali

03/11/2013: KC-135 support for the French in Mali as the French insert force for a rapid strike operation in Mali.  Credit:Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa 2/23/13 See our latest story on the Mali operation: http://sldinfo.wpstage.net/the-french-operation-in-mali-intervene-leverage-and-withdraw/      

KC-135 Ops

12/19/2011: KC-135 Operations out of Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Air Refueling Group The 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, is based at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, a joint DoD and DHS installation. Our mission is to provide trained, equipped and motivated tanker, fighter and support resources for…

Exercise Sea Lion 11-05

By Staff Sgt. Heather Stanton 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, 05/04/2011, http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123254478 05/11/2011 - SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AFNS) – Air Force Reserve Command KC-135 Stratotankers were among the 42 aircraft that converged in the sky over North and South Carolina to support Operation Sea Lion 11-05, a…

Tanker Airlift Control Center (TACC) : Shaping Global Con-Ops

The Role of the Global Mobility Enterprise An Interview With Lieutenant-General Allardice SLD visited Tanker Airlift Control Center (TACC) and several inputs from practitioners of the art of global mobility have provided interviews which will be posted over the next few weeks. 05/11/2011 - In preparation for Second Line of…