• Total force program aims to streamline KC-135 upkeep

    Active-duty and Reserve maintainers at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, have teamed up as part of a new total force integration program to improve maintenance on KC-135 Stratotankers.
  • Putting the Pegasus through its paces

    As the Air Force gets ready for the arrival of its newest aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft, a diverse group of Airmen is working hard to make sure the KC-46A Pegasus is ready to meet the service’s needs. Lt. Col. John Mikal is one of them.
  • Crosstalks aimed at improving KC-135 service

    Experts from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, the Air Force Reserve, National Guard Bureau and the Legacy Tanker Division conducted a customer support visit here and at two other bases, March 14-18, to listen to unit concerns regarding KC-135 "Statotanker" support and logistics.
  • Daytona 500 flyby

    The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” fly the Delta formation over Louisiana Feb. 19, 2016. The Thunderbirds were refueled twice by a KC-135 Stratotanker from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., once over New Mexico and a second time over Louisiana on their way to Daytona Beach, Fla., for their Daytona 500 flyover. (U.S. Air Force
  • Congressional staff tour, fly with AFRC

    Eleven Congressional staff members representing various states around the country learned about the Air Reserve Command aerial refueling mission and more during a wing tour and flight on board a KC-135R Stratotanker here Jan. 19, 2016.In an effort to showcase the Air Force Reserve mission, the Congressional staffers spoke with senior Reserve unit
  • Refueling units welcome deployers home

    Maj. Chase Crosby, 18th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, greets his son after returning from a deployment to Southwest Asia, Oct. 4, 2014, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Crosby returned along with 19 other members of the 931st Air Refueling Group.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein)