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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. If you'd like to learn more about our primary aircraft, the KC-135R Stratotanker or other wing information, click on the 'About Us' link up top for further information. 

Joint Base Andrews, Md. 

Col. David A. Owens

Mission statement:

Provide combat ready Citizen Airmen anytime, anywhere. 


Be the premier tanker wing in the Air Force. 


8 KC-135R Stratotankers

Primary missions: 

Aerial refueling, Aeromedical Evacutation, troop and cargo transport.