Tag: KC-135 Stratotanker
  • Mildenhall Airfield management: Keeping ‘birds’ in the sky

    Whether the mission calls for clearing the flightline of wildlife, foreign objects, snow, ice or aircraft just taking a breather at RAF Mildenhall, the 100th Operations Support Squadron airfield management team is always prepared to keep our jets in the sky and continue the mission. With this being a 24/7, 365 day operation, their mission never takes a day off, and the small team of Airmen who call airfield management ops their home are always prepared to provide support and make certain Team Mildenhall wins the day.
  • Refueling keeps Red Flag flying

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – The Red Flag Tanker Task Force, with air mobility assets from three bases, descended on the Las Vegas skies three weeks ago in support the international training exercise, Red Flag-Nellis 18-1.The RFTTF consists of personnel, aircraft and equipment from McConnell Air Force Base, Fairchild AFB, and Royal Air Force
  • 100th MXG Airmen conduct ISO inspection on KC-135

    RAF MILDENHALL, England – The KC-135 Stratotanker first flew for the U.S. Air Force in August 1956, and it continues to be a vital part of the Air Force’s arsenal to this day. Although the KC-135s of the 100th Air Refueling Wing have seen plenty of years, with the teamwork of several different shops within the 100th Maintenance Squadron and Aircraft Maintenance Squadron it keeps flying for years to come. One method of keeping the KC-135 operational is an isochronal inspection, or ISO inspection.
  • 100th Air Refueling Wing redeploys assets from Spain

    Two KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, from RAF Mildenhall, England, have returned from Naval Station Rota, Spain, following support of Operation Juniper Micron.
  • Team Mildenhall supports B-52 deployment

    A formation of KC-135 Stratotankers, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, refueled a B-52 Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Sept. 27, 2017, over the Mediterranean Sea.  
  • Reservists maintain aircraft, relationships via Operation Atlantic Resolve

    RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Total Force Airmen of the 507th Maintenance Group from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, maintained KC-135R Stratotankers here in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, strengthening the relationship between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, July 1-29.
  • BALTOPS 2017 Kicks Off

    Exercise BALTIC OPERATIONS (BALTOPS) is underway in the Baltic Sea region until 16 June. Air, maritime, and ground assets from several NATO Allies and Partner Nations are involved in the live training event that started from Szczecin, Poland and finishes in Kiel, Germany.
  • Air Force refuelers enable B-2 strike against Daesh in Libya

    KC-135 Stratotanker and KC-10 Extender crews from five bases on three continents provided aerial refueling support during the B-2 bomber mission which struck two Daesh training camps in Libya Jan. 18, 2017.