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  • Tanker Tracker: a year in the life of 58-0011; Tanker Teamwork

    (Editor's note: This article is part of a series following the journey of Aircraft 58-0011, a KC-135 Stratotanker, leading up to the 60th anniversary of the KC-135 in August 2016.)Two-hundred eighteen flying hours, 24 sorties and more than 400,000 pounds of fuel offloaded to 20 receiving aircraft.Those are the numbers Aircraft 58-0011 put up this
  • 22nd CONS Airman earns spotlight performer

    As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.Tech. Sgt. David White, 22nd Contracting Squadron services flight NCO in-charge, was selected to be the spotlight performer the week of Sept. 20 - 26.As the services flight
  • 22nd ARW Public Affairs Airman earns spotlight performer

    As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.Staff Sgt. Rachel Waller, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs command information NCO in charge, was selected to be the spotlight performer the week of Aug. 23 - 29.As the
  • 60 YEARS IN THE AIR: the KC-135 in the Cold War

    (Editor's note: This article is part of a series looking back on the history of the KC-135 Stratotanker throughout the decades, leading up to the 60th anniversary of the KC-135's first flight in August 2016.)The crew of a KC-135 Stratotanker received orders for a short mission during the rising tension between the Soviet Union and the United
  • 350th ARS boom operator earns spotlight performer

    As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.Senior Airman Nicholas Lichtenwalner, 350th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, was selected to be the spotlight performer the week of Aug. 30 - Sept. 5.Lichtenwalner is
  • Tanker Tracker: a year in the life of 58-0011

    (Editor's note: This is the first part of a series following the journey of Aircraft 58-0011, a KC-135 Stratotanker, leading up to the 60th anniversary of the KC-135's first flight in August 2016.)Every aircraft has a story to be told. Whether its story is of missions completed over the homeland or supporting missions downrange, each one spreads
  • MX to MXS: Joy of motocross keeps Airman stress free

    Traveling 70 mph while flying isn't a big deal to many people, but when that involves flying reaches 140 feet at high speeds on a 250 pound, two-wheel vehicle without wings life become exciting.Motocross racing on the weekends provides the ultimate getaway from the stressors of work for Senior Airman Zach Buccieri, 22nd Maintenance Squadron
  • 60 years in the air: the birth of a tanker legacy

    (Editor's note: This is the first part of a series looking back on the history of the KC-135 Stratotanker throughout the decades, leading up to the 60th anniversary of the KC-135 first flight in August 2016.)More than 60 years ago, the idea of a tanker able to keep up with the technologically advanced jet-propelled aircraft was just that, an idea.
  • 22nd MDSS Airman earns spotlight performer

    As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.Airman 1st Class Megan Woida, 22nd Medical Support Squadron outpatient medical records technician, was selected as the spotlight performer for the week of Aug. 9 - 15."Upon
  • 22nd MXG Airman earns spotlight performer

    As a spotlight performer, individuals are chosen by leadership for demonstrating the Air Force's Core Values: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.Airman 1st Class Benjamin Dunn, 22nd Maintenance Group maintenance scheduling journeyman, was selected to be the spotlight performer for the week of Aug. 9 - 15.Dunn is a
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