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Welcome to the 459th Air Refueling Wing

Welcome to the 459th Air Refueling Wing website. Here you'll find the latest stories and photos of our wing's units and Airmen. Links to stories among the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command can also be found on the site.

459th Air Refueling Wing JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. 

Commander: Col. David A. Owens

Mission statement:

Provide combat ready Citizen Airmen anytime, anywhere. 

Vision:

Be the premier tanker wing in the Air Force. 

Aircraft:

8 KC-135R Stratotankers

Primary missions:

Aerial refueling, Aeromedical Evacuation, troop and cargo transport