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  • Multi-capable F-16 maintainers refuel multiple aircraft

    332d Air Expeditionary Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft maintainers recently epitomized the Multi-Capable Airman concept by refueling a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a hot-pit exercise in Southwest Asia, Feb. 5, 2022. These Airmen employed their new skills to hot-pit refuel a 384th

  • My flight on a KC-135

    On December 14 I had the privilege of flying in a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild AFB, to learn about pilot training, aircraft, air-to-air refueling, and the airmen who fulfill those missions. We arrived at the Deployment Processing Center at Shaw AFB and were greeted by Mrs. Lisa Allen,

  • Shaw honorary commanders observe mission from above

    Most people observe F-16 Fighting Falcons take on thousands of pounds of fuel during air to air refueling via photographs. Recently, a group of Sumter community members received the opportunity to watch the action live and in living color. On Dec. 14, members of the Shaw Air Force Base honorary

  • Red Flag-Rescue returns to advance premier training

    Red Flag-Rescue is the Department of Defense’s premier combat search and rescue exercise. The exercise provides advanced, realistic and relevant air-to-surface integration warfighter training in a robust contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. Red Flag-Rescue 21-2 was hosted

  • KC-135 Stratotanker: A gas station in the skies

    During Red Flag Alaska 21-3, 1st Fighter Wing F-22 Raptors, from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, complete multiple sorties, practice tactical maneuvers, and multi-squadron simulated combat objectives. Spending numerous hours in the air at a time requires a hefty load of fuel to keep them airborne.