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Master Sgt. Joe Simpson, 940th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, and Col. Stephanie W. Williams, 940th Air Refueling Wing commander, uncover the “El Diablo” nose art on a KC-135 Stratotanker May 5 at Beale Air Force Base, California. “El Diablo” rises from history
Adding artwork to the front of an aircraft is a long-standing tradition, stemming back to World War I. From sharp teeth to combat cartoon characters, these paintings became a morale-booster for the troops during the war. The 940th Air Refueling Wing has been bringing the tradition to life again, after being re-designated as a KC-135 Stratotanker unit in 2016. The wing uncovered its third nose art, “El Diablo,” May 5, almost one year to the date after the last reveal.
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2018
An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with the 122nd Fighter Wing (FW), Fort Wayne Air National Guard Station, Ind., closes in to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Avon Park, Fla., Jan. 30, 2018. Niagara hones air refueling skills during MacDill mission
Aircrew from the 914th Air Refueling Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Niagara Falls, N.Y., capitalized on their mission to MacDill Air Force Base Florida, 19 Jan. to 2 Feb., in support of Operation Guardian Blitz.During the two-week long exercise, aircrew from the 914th ARW provided air to air refueling for A-10s assigned to the Indiana
0 2/02
2018
Senior Airman Thriston Noel, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting this exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.S. Air Force Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland,
one Air Force Reserve E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 513th Aerial Control Group, B-52s from RAF Fairford, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Airmen from the 1st Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany are supporting this multinational exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Fueling the Fight

0 6/07
2017
CAE USA the primary contractor for the KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew training system, recently received authorization to operate on the Air Force’s Distributed Training Center Network. This means the KC-135 Stratotanker simulators will be connected to other mobility Air Force platforms allowing for live, virtual-constructive training between different bases. (Courtesy Photo Hunter Register) 
AMC, Industry partner to enhance virtual training
Canadian Aviation Electronics USA, the primary contractor for the KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew training system, recently received authorization to operate on the Air Force’s Distributed Training Center Network. This means the KC-135 Stratotanker simulators will be connected to other mobility Air Force platforms allowing for live, virtual-constructive training between different bases. The first base to receive networked capabilities is Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, followed by Fairchild AFB; March Air Reserve Base, California; Grissom ARB, Indiana; and MacDill AFB, Florida.
0 4/04
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brendin Peters (left), 317th Airlift Squadron loadmaster and U.S. Air Force Col. Craig Peters, 940th Air Refueling Wing commander, reunite in front of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft after a training mission, March 17, 2017, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Brendin Peters participated in a refueling training mission where his crew’s C-17 was refueled by a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft piloted by his father Craig Peters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Dowell/Released)

Father and son train together
Altus Air Force Base trains new aircrew members every day, but on March 17, a father and son were reunited during a training mission together, 21,000 feet in the air.U.S. Air Force Col. Craig Peters, 940th Air Refueling Wing commander, piloted a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker and had the chance to refuel a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III,
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2017
Airmen assigned to the 940th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work on the tail of the KC-135 Stratotanker Feb. 10, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Around 150 Airmen were involved in a mass practice, preparing four KC-135 Stratotankers for expedited takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tara R. Abrahams) Mass training prepares tankers for expedited takeoff
The 940th Maintenance and Operations Groups participated in generation training with four KC-135 Stratotankers here Feb. 10.This was the first mass practice since the return of the refueling mission last year and served as preparation for upcoming exercises and inspections. “We have to practice to be ready,” said Chief Master Sgt. Daniel McCarthy,
0 2/12
2017
A view from the refueling pod of a KC-135R operated by Citizen Airmen from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma as four F-22 Raptors fly in a formation following an aerial refueling. During the flight, the Okies of the 465th ARS offloaded 42,700 lbs. of fuel to the fighters. The Hawaiian Raptors are made up of a combination of the 119th Fighter Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard and the 19th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) Joint, multinational integration key to refueling during RIMPAC
Since their arrival to Rim of the Pacific 2016, July 7, Citizen Airmen in the 507th Air Refueling Wing have worked hand-in-hand with other nations and sister services to offload more than 2 million pounds of fuel to U.S. and Canadian military aircraft.
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2016
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM - Six U.S. Navy F-18 Hornets await refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker belonging to the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., during Rim of the Pacific 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) Okies support Navy during RIMPAC
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM - Six U.S. Navy F-18 Hornets await refueling from a KC-135R Stratotanker belonging to the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., during Rim of the Pacific 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason)
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2016
Mrs. Barabara Jackson, wife of Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, former Chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of AF Reserve Command, captures the refueling of an A-10C Thunderbolt from the boom operator position in a KC-135 Stratotanker July 14, 2016. Jackson and other spouses were given an orientation flight as part of the AFRC commander and spouses conference at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric J. Amidon) Reserve spouses watch air refueling
Mrs. Barabara Jackson, wife of Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, former Chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of AF Reserve Command, captures the refueling of an A-10C Thunderbolt from the boom operator position in a KC-135 Stratotanker July 14, 2016. Jackson and other spouses were given an orientation flight as part of the AFRC commander and spouses
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2016
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 11, 2016) Master Sgt. Steven Switzer, a KC-135R in-flight refueling technician with the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., operates the boom July 11, 2016 over the Pacific Ocean in support of Rim of the Pacific exercise 2016. RIMPAC is the world's largest international maritime exercise which provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Grady Epperly) Citizen Airmen keep RIMPAC flying high
One of the few common threads interwoven between the twenty-six nations and more than 200 aircraft participating in Rim of the Pacific 2016 is the need for fuel; a lot of it.
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2016
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