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KC-135T marks 100 years of 116th ARS with heritage scheme

The 116th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS) ‘Ace of Spades’ – a part of the Washington ANG’s 141st Air Refueling Wing (ARW) at Fairchild AFB – has applied a new heritage scheme to one of its KC-135T Stratotankers to commemorate the squadron’s 100th anniversary

USAF selects Selfridge ANGB as next KC-46A Pegasus base

The US Department of the Air Force announced on January 12 that it has selected Selfridge Air National Guard Base (ANGB) in Michigan as its preferred location to host the next KC-46A Pegasus tanker unit, with the base expected to welcome its first aircraft in 2029

Beale AFB showcases joint airpower capabilities in Elephant Walk

A number of USAF-operated aircraft that are home-based at Beale AFB carried out an elephant walk on January 4 to demonstrate the California base’s joint airpower capabilities

Boeing completes ‘hat trick’ of USAF KC-46A deliveries

Boeing Defense has recently delivered a further three KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the USAF from the firm’s production facility at King County International Airport (otherwise known as Boeing Field) in Seattle, Washington

Omega KDC-10 tanker refuels deployed USAF F-16Cs in new first

The USAF recently conducted the first commercial air-to-air refuelling of F-16C Fighting Falcon fighters while supporting a deployment in the Indo-Pacific theatre

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst bids farewell to final Stratotanker

The 141st Air Refueling Squadron – a component of the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 108th Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst – bid farewell to its last KC-135R Stratotanker on September 20

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How the New Hampshire ANG's 157th ARW became a KC-46A operator

The New Hampshire ANG was the first US Air National Guard unit to take on the KC-46A Pegasus tanker. Ted Carlson spoke with the Guardsmen at the forefront of its introduction

Travis AFB becomes sixth USAF base to welcome KC-46A Pegasus

Boeing resumed deliveries of KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the USAF on July 28 following a hiatus that began in March, when a problem with the aircraft’s centre fuel tank was discovered

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USAF marks 100 years of air-to-air refuelling in Op Centennial Contact

To honor the centenary of its air-to-air refueling (AAR) capability, the USAF conducted a series of tanker-focused flyovers across all 50 US states, as well as some of its deployed locations, as part of Operation Centennial Contact on June 27

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst bids fond farewell to KC-10A fleet

The departure of McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender (serial 84-0188) from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on June 22 marked not only the end of KC-10 operations for the USAF’s 305th and 514th Air Mobility Wings, but also the type’s 33-year mission at the New Jersey base