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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. Gregory D. Buchanan

Mission statement:

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


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


8 KC-135R Stratotankers

Primary missions: 

Aerial refueling, Aeromedical Evacutation, troop and cargo transport.