Tag: KC-135 Stratotanker

April 21, 2017

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

Jan. 26, 2017

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.

Dec. 6, 2016

JBA Airmen, families treated to special holiday ‘cheer’

National Football League cheerleaders from the Kansas City Chiefs visited JBA for a military appreciation event Dec. 3, 2016.