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. 

Location:
Joint Base Andrews, Md. 

Commander:
Col. Douglas E. Gullion

Mission statement:

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

Vision:

Be the premier tanker wing in the Air Force… Liberators ready to fuel the fight!

Aircraft:

8 KC-135R Stratotankers

Primary missions: 

Aerial refueling, Aeromedical Evacutation, troop and cargo transport. 

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Members of the 18th Air Refueling Squadron formed an all-female #KC135 aircrew last week! check out the photos!
Did you know DoD is currently transitioning the health records system to a new system? Capt. Yemi Arunsi from the 459th ASTS is playing a role in assisting in the process. Read the article below to see how he's contributing to the transition! #ReserveCitizenAirmen #DoD
ARPC's top ten things to know about AGR assignments.
In this month's Warrior Spotlight we recognize SrA Marie Gaspard from the 459th Logistics Readiness Squadron! Thank you for all you do for your unit and the 459th! Keep up the great work! #ReserveCitizenAirmen
This past UTA weekend, member's from the 459th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron participated in training that included studying the anatomy of donated pig organs! check out some of the photos! #CitizenAirmen
HQ ARPC reduces retirement order processing time.
The Virtual Military Spouse Symposium is open for registration. To view the schedule and to register, visit: https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/portal/spousesymposium
Air Force Reserve expands hiring authority to recruit, maintain readiness.
Who's ready for the air show?! #airshow2019
Reserve and defense leaders testify on duty status reform.
Happy Friday Liberators! Before you start your weekend, check out our final #WomensHistoryMonth post featuring MSgt. Crystal White from the wing safety office.Check out who her inspiration is. Have a safe weekend! #ReserveCitizenAirmen
Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein talks about the importance of trust and servant leadership. Watch the video below!
Air Force announces Ellsworth AFB as first B-21 base.
Mrs. Alisa McLeish, 459th CPTS Director of Financial Management, shares her inspiration with us as we get ready to wrap up #WomenHistoryMonth! Tell us who your inspiration is in the comments!
Military members gather at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico for the 30th annual Bataan Memorial Death March.
This week, TSgt. LaShanda Rowley from the 459th FSS, shares how her mother is her greatest inspiration. Check it out! #WomensHistoryMonth #CitizenAirmen
The Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen.
Offutt AFB battling flood waters
Happy Friday Liberators! Today, Maj. Danah Autry, commander of the 459th Maintenance Squadron, shares who her greatest role model is. Check it out! #WomensHistoryMonth #ReserveCitizenAirmen
Are you familiar with the War Fighter Eye Center here at JB Andrews? Watch the video to learn more about it!
See flyers for info on Lent/Easter services being held at the JBA Chapel! https://t.co/sIimWrHrUP
UPDATE 1 Liberators! ------------ INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE | 459 ARW non-mission essential personnel will NOT repo… https://t.co/4nMD1UQngV
Earlier this week, members of the Air Reserve Forces Policy Committee came to visit the Airmen of the 459th. Check… https://t.co/PxMhXBPnlk
RT @USAFReserve: We are proud to announce CMSgt. Timothy C. White will serve as the new Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the Air For…
459 ARW will have a TWO HOUR DELAYED reporting tomorrow, Feb. 11.  Mission essential personnel, please report at no… https://t.co/InESNDQArb
Yesterday, 70 cadets from the AF ROTC DET 756, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, visited JB Andrews and s… https://t.co/19PfUO2Wmz
INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE | 459 ARW will have three-hour delayed reporting tomorrow, January 30, 2019. Coordinate wi… https://t.co/ieYmZZ1aiX
Liberators, Wing employees are authorized for early departure today. Employees should depart 2 hours earlier… https://t.co/cHfabr2Q2t
The 459th Air Refueling Wing Commander, Col. Douglas E. Gullion has a few words for our fellow Liberators and their… https://t.co/8lpDOPdg6B
Liberators, some of you may be affected by the government shutdonw. The link below may be helpful... https://t.co/Rv6mackObK
Join TRICARE for Jan. 15 Q&A Facebook Event on Preventive Services | TRICARE https://t.co/9G4dhBKxF2
459 ARW Reporting Status: Applies to Tuesday, January 15, 2019 STATUS: OPEN - 2 HOUR DELAY Mission essential perso… https://t.co/ocfm6sBvik
UPDATE (1) Liberators! ------------ INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE | 459 ARW non-mission essential personnel will NOT re… https://t.co/QphS5HJtbG
Liberators! ------------ INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE | JBA will have delayed reporting and OPEN at 11 a.m. tomorrow,… https://t.co/upQW1lO3On
Joint Base Andrews Chapel One is holding Catholic and Protestant Services over the Holiday period. See the attached… https://t.co/Dyj3XAJumv
Did you miss Open Season? Well, it may not be too late to get the level of health insurance you want. Click the lin… https://t.co/23w2JtJLWP
Holiday greetings from the AFRC Commander! https://t.co/dpin6QXIi9