) allows us to leverage each other's capabilities to get us to the fight and to stay in the fight,' said Marine Corps Capt.
During the flight, aircrew assigned to the 344th Air Refueling
Squadron refueled two F-16 Fighting Falcons four times while offloading approximately 29,000 pounds of fuel.
The 730th AMTS, which falls under AFRC's 507th Air Refueling
wing at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, is an associate unit that merges with active-duty Airmen in the 97th AMW to accomplish air crew training.
Reactivated as the 100th Bombardment Wing at Portsmouth (Pease) Air Force Base, New Hampshire in 1956, it performed important Cold War-era global strategic bombardment training and global air refueling
activities for ten years before being re-designated at the 100th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing and moved to Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona in 1966.
Lt Col Stanley Dougherty asserts that no aircraft in the US Air Force inventory can conduct responsive global power projection without air refueling
; quite simply, tankers are the cornerstone of global reach-global power.
pulls into position to accept fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker with the 459th Air Refueling
Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Md.
The Transit Center continues carrying the air refueling
The consequences of having no air refueling
capability would severely hinder our operations around the world.
Section 1081 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 calls for the Secretary of the Air Force to conduct a pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of utilizing commercial fee-for-service air refueling
tanker aircraft for Air Force operations.
AMC's mission is to provide airlift, air refueling
, special air mission, and aeromedical evacuation for US forces.
We need to solve some sticky problems like automatic air refueling
. We have to remember that the things that we value the most about UAVs are the things that UAVs can do that men can't do.