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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. Gregory D. Buchanan

Mission statement:

Provide Unsurpassed Air Refueling, Aeromedical Operations, and Agile Combat Support From our Nation's Capital to the World  


Liberators --- ready to answer our Nation's call, anytime and anywhere... Prevailing through agility, innovation, and a strong esprit de corps.


8 KC-135R Stratotankers

Primary missions:

Aerial refueling, Aeromedical Evacuation, troop and cargo transport