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  • “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.
  • AFRC tests KC-135 defense system

    A 507th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker here is fulfilling a critical role within the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard in the testing and fielding efforts to employ an operational Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures-based pod defensive system.
  • Okies bring the boom

    In honor of the Air Force’s 70th Anniversary, a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing operating out of Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, performed a flyover Sept. 16, 2017, at a University of Oklahoma football game at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma.
  • 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)
  • Exercise brings readiness into focus

    More than 1,100 Citizen Airmen of the 507th Air Refueling Wing here came together for an intense five-day exercise here June 1-5 in order to evaluate the wing’s operational readiness, with emphasis on the wing’s nuclear support and deterrence mission.
  • 14 aircraft, 4 nations, 1 alliance

    A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress leads a formation of aircraft including two Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcons, four U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, two German Eurofighter Typhoons and four Swedish Gripens over the Baltic Sea, June 9, 2016. The formation was captured from a KC-135 from the 434th Air Refueling Wing, Grissom Air Force
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