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Members of the 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard, stand on the flight line in front of a 459th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Sept. 9, 2017. Aircrews from the 459th ARW picked up the guardsmen at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, earlier in the day due to the threat of Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brent A. Skeen) ANG and Reserve join forces to outrun Hurricane Irma
Although not faced directly with Hurricane Irma’s dangerous effects, Airmen with the 459th Air Refueling Wing here had a positive impact on their National Guard counterparts who were in the storm’s path.Prior to the monthly unit training assembly weekend, aircraft maintainers from the 459th ARW were preparing three of its KC-135R Stratotanker
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Tech. Sgt. Steve Hood, 756th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, watches as a Naval Air Systems Command P-8A Poseidon comes in on approach for an inflight refueling over the Atlantic Ocean April 13, 2017. This was the first inflight refueling of the P-8A after a year of planning with NAVAIR. The P-8A is only the second-ever Navy aircraft to be fitted with a receiver for aerial refueling; the first being the E-6B Mercury nearly 30 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen) AFRC, Navy team up for first-ever P-8A operational refueling mission
Off the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., amidst sunny April skies, boom operators with the 459th Air Refueling Wing peer out of the boom-pod window of a KC-135 Stratotanker. Headed straight for them, at speeds nearing 350 mph, is a gleaming, white, fixed-wing aircraft. As it gets closer, Chief Master Sgt. Frankie Rollins, 756th Air Refueling Squadron
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2017
KC-135R Stratotanker JBA partner brings fuel to the fight
Every few seconds, wind gusts whip past him as he clasps an orange signal wand in each hand, placing them behind his back. Senior Airman Jaramie York, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintainer, stands motionless on the flightline at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, as temperatures approach freezing on a December day. York is one of more than 1,300 citizen Airmen and civilian employees assigned to the 459th Air Refueling Wing, an Air Force Reserve mission partner of the 11th Wing.
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2017
Lt. Col. David Fink, 11th Wing command post director, receives a status update through his walkie-talkie at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 20, 2017, about Airmen participating in the 58th Presidential Inauguration parade in the District of Columbia. As director, Fink coordinated between the command post and the crisis action team to ensure the proper dissemination of information affecting base entities and Air Force personnel during the historic event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik) Team Andrews stands up CAT for inauguration
A crisis action team, or CAT, operating from Joint Base Andrews, Md., ensured continuity of operations and accountability for more than 1,000 Airmen who participated in the 58th Presidential Inauguration in District of Columbia, Jan. 20, 2017.
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