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. Gregory D. Buchanan
 

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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Every one is at risk for acquiring invisible wounds. Each one of us is susceptible...
It’s #TankerTuesday! Last week the 756th Air Refueling Squadron conducted an air-to-air refueling with a KC-46 Pegasus. Did you know a KC-135R can hold approximately 209,543 lbs of fuel! #BoomOperator #ReserveReady #ReserveCitizenAirmen #InFlightRefueling #KC135 #NKAWTG
Congratulations to Maj. Andrew Amigleo on taking command of the 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron yesterday!
Please join us in congratulating Maj. Benjamin Sydnor on taking command of the 459th Maintenance Squadron. He changed command with Lt. Col. Danah Autry in a ceremony here yesterday.
Liberators, tune in today @ 1530 for the AMXS change of command on Facebook Live!
Liberators! Check out this story featuring the wing Equal Opportunity NCOIC, TSgt Troy Perry. He's interviewed on his efforts to motivate 5000 members of his alma mater to get out and exercise!
459 MXS Change of Command
Congratulations to Master Sgt. DeMarious Beard - October's Warrior Spotlight. Thank you for all the hard work you do to keep our mission moving!
Liberators, tune in today @ 1530 for the MXS change of command on Facebook Live.
Develop an understanding of invisible wounds. Invisible wounds impact not only the individual experiencing the signs or symptoms, but also those around them, including peers, family members, friends, and others. Continue to be a good Wingman... #InvisibleWoundsInitiative #invisiblewounds #ReserveResilient
Yesterday, one of our #KC135 crews conducted an air-to-air refueling with a KC-46 Pegasus for the first time ever! Check out the video and stay tuned for photos from the refueling! #ReserveReady
Anyone can learn how to be prepared for potential disasters, even children...
Liberators! Check out a great story from the Today Show on Air Force training at the Russian border! Guess who's lowering the boom at the 1:27 mark in the video. 459 ARW! #459arw #756ars https://www.today.com/video/inside-us-air-force-training-exercises-on-the-border-of-russia-92527173624
Invisible wounds have real-life impacts and can interfere with both professional and personal lives. You or someone you know may be affected. If this is the case, seek treatment. Invisible wound diagnoses are not career-ending. Many Airmen who have sought help for invisible wounds are back at work, enjoying their careers; early intervention is key. #InvisibleWoundsInitiative #invisiblewounds #ReserveResilient
Members from the 459th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron are working hard on deployment! Check out the video below! #Liberators
Liberators, the newly established Juneteenth Federal Holiday on June 19th will be recognized tomorrow (Friday June… https://t.co/02BlxrflAJ
Congratulations to Col. Greg Buchanan on his assumption of command ceremony over the weekend! #Thrive #Airmenhttps://t.co/085FmKakUP
#TAKEOFFTUESDAY | Farewell to our soon to be Airmen from the Development and Training Flight, Seyed Ali Farhangi an… https://t.co/yd11b8C4Uu
#MemorialDayWeekend Today the 756th ARS aircrew represented the 459th in the Miami Beach Air and Sea Show as the g… https://t.co/b6bMsOVhsy
Upcoming 2021 elections in New Mexico, Ohio and Texas... *June 1: N.M. Special Election in U.S. Congressional Dist… https://t.co/CY3XiAmrCj
Early morning freezing rain and midday snow showers are forecasted for February 18, 2021. OPM has directed the gove… https://t.co/I1HQmaKDZt
All services including Department of the Air Force to furnish adverse information to offic https://t.co/ZGYr2grSEo
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