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July 28, 2020

Prince Sultan AB boosts CENTCOM AOR refueling capabilities

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force website — Just 48 hours before the KC-135 from the 349th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron left Al Udeid Air Base to conduct refueling missions in the region, the 378th ELRS was given a task: To develop, build and sustain a rapid refueling capability at Prince Sultan Air Base. That’s exactly what they did.

March 20, 2017

Periodic inspection gets revamped

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Fairchild Air Force Base website — The Periodic Inspection is a beast; the largest and most in-depth inspection Fairchild maintainers conduct on the seasoned KC-135 Stratotanker.

March 6, 2017

U.S. supports Romanian air force in first-ever KC-135 refueling mission

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Mildenhall website — The U.S. Air Force and Romanian air force made their first air refueling contact Feb. 28, 2017, over Romania. With the help of the U.S. Air Force 100th Air Refueling Wing and one of their KC-135 Stratotankers, the RoAF became certified to refuel from all U.S. KC-135s, strengthening their partnerships and regional stability.

Jan. 27, 2017

Chips. Candy bars. Nuts and bolts?

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Fairchild Air Force Base website — In November 2016, the 92nd Maintenance Squadron became one of the first squadrons Air Force wide to receive an inventory vending machine for the periodic-inspection support section.

Jan. 26, 2017

JBA partner brings fuel to the fight

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base Andrews website — Senior Airman Jaramie York, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintainer, 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. The 459th ARW’s central mission is to provide in-flight refueling capabilities to joint mission partners across the globe during exercises and critical missions through the deployment and maintenance of the KC-135R Stratotankers.

Jan. 20, 2017

Tennessee Tanker Fuels Misawa Falcons

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Misawa Air Base website — In order to provide rapid crisis response around the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater to sustain the “fight tonight” motto, the 35th Fighter Wing’s F-16 Fighting Falcons must practice their global reach as if it’s a real-world scenario.

Dec. 19, 2016

Fairchild Airmen improve tech data for entire KC-135 fleet

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Fairchild Air Force Base website — Fairchild Airmen troubleshooting a flight discrepancy discovered an omission in 60-year-old KC-135 Stratotanker technical data that could affect the refueling operations of all 396 KC-135s in the Air Force.