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6 F-15s, KC-135 to augment NATO mission in Baltics

6 F-15s, KC-135 to augment NATO mission in Baltics

Following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s announcement today during Senate testimony that the United States is augmenting its participation in NATO’s air policing mission in the Baltics and will increase joint training through its aviation detachment in Poland, a defense official […]


Manas KC-135s Complete Final Mission, Leave Kyrgyzstan

Manas KC-135s Complete Final Mission, Leave Kyrgyzstan

TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan: The Transit Center’s final aerial refueling mission over Afghanistan landed here Feb. 24, completing the end of an era. After six hours of traveling, refueling A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, and F-16 Fighting Falcons, the KC-135 Stratotanker […]


Edwards Completes Tests to Extend KC-135

Edwards Completes Tests to Extend KC-135

Known as “The Mighty War Wagon” of the Air Force, the KC-135 Stratotanker has proven to be the core aerial refueling capability for the Air Force for more than 50 years. With the help of the 418th Flight Test Squadron […]


KC-135 tankers get a boost from innovative, fuel-saving engines

KC-135 tankers get a boost from innovative, fuel-saving engines

Some decades-old KC-135 Stratotanker are drinking from the fountain of youth — or at least the engines are. Airmen installed the first of 1,440 upgraded Stratotanker engines at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 15. The 1970s engine parts will […]


KC-135 Upgrades to Keep Aircraft Flying for Decades

KC-135 Upgrades to Keep Aircraft Flying for Decades

The 1950s-era KC-135 Stratotankers are slated starting next year to be souped-up with upgraded engines that will extend the nation’s global reach for another two decades. At the same time, experts say the improved engines will also burn less fuel […]


Space operator, KC-135 crew team for ‘science project’

Space operator, KC-135 crew team for ‘science project’

More and more people are realizing the game-changing force space capabilities provide in today’s operations, as was the case more than 60 years ago when the air domain added a new dimension to land and sea operations. The power of […]


Pentagon offers budget compromise to placate states

Pentagon offers budget compromise to placate states

The Pentagon has offered to fund more C-130 aircraft for the Air National Guard to placate state governors complaining about proposed budget cuts that scale back fleet and personnel, officials said Monday. Facing growing political pressure in an election year […]


Air mobility maintainers help Air Force cut down fuel costs

Air mobility maintainers help Air Force cut down fuel costs

Air mobility maintainers are helping to secure the future by becoming more fuel efficient, officials said. Maintenance professionals are working to avoid future expenses by lightening loads on KC-135 Stratotankers and C-5 Galaxies; they’re also cutting back on use of […]


Airmen compete for Team Pakistan

Airmen compete for Team Pakistan

Chanting, “Team Pakistan,” as they ascended the ramp to a KC-135R Stratotanker, four of the five-member Pakistan Air Mobility Rodeo 2011 aeromedical evacuation team were American Airman. Upon discovery that Pakistan only had one flight surgeon to compete in the […]


 
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