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  • NCR home to USSSA Military World Series champions

    Approximately 20 women from various U.S. Military branches and dependents from the National Capital Region, who make up the Lady Not Forgotten softball team, brought back the title from the annual U.S. Special Sports Association Military World Series in Augusta, Ga., Aug. 14.   The team played in several tournaments, both civilian and military, and
  • 459th hosts Individual Ready Reserve muster

    Working on behalf of the entire installation, the 459th Air Refueling Wing hosted an Individual Ready Reserve muster at the Base Theater on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Aug. 19, 2017.  The 459th Force Support Squadron and Communication Flight were integral to Air Reserve Personnel Center's accountability tasking to ensure 120 personnel were ready
  • Col. Kimberly McCue takes command of 459th Aeromedical Staging Squadron

    Col. David Owens, commander, 459th Air Refueling Wing, passes the squadron guidon to Col. Kimberly McCue, new commander, 459th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, on Aug. 5, 2017. McCue will be responsible for the training and readiness of 140 medical personnel who ensure patients are medically and administratively prepared
  • All Secure! Checkrides ensure cargo safe, in place

    Master Sgt. Mark Edwards (left) evaluates Senior Airman Steven Nicklas (second from left), boom operators from the 756th Air Refueling Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, while he directs the driver of an 25K-Loader as part of his cargo checkride Aug. 1, 2017. Boom operators are required to pass an annual cargo-loading and offloading evaluation
  • Refueling mission linchpin in allied training

    It was a clear August morning on the Joint Base Andrews airfield when crews with the 459th Air Refueling Wing geared up for a flying mission almost a year in the making. As early light streamed into the dimly lit cockpit of one of the Wing’s eight KC-135R Stratotankers, pilots and boom operators went over preflight checklists, while maintainers
  • Ever wonder how refuelers are refueled?

    Tech. Sgt. Thomas Conroy, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, guides a fuel truck into place prior to refueling a KC-135R Stratotanker on the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, flight line July 20, 2017. The truck contains a hydraulic system used to draw fuel from underground reservoirs into the aircraft. (U.S Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kat
  • 459th fires off five aircraft during rapid response exercise

    A 459th Air Refueling Wing KC-135R Stratotanker takes off from the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, airfield during and exercise July 16, 2017. The exercise tested the unit's ability to rapidly deploy multiple aircraft within minutes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
  • Students see AFRC careers up close during KC-135 tour

    1st Lt. Kyle Swenson, 756th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, speaks to a career camp student about what it’s like to be a pilot inside a KC-135 Stratotanker on the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, flightline July 25, 2017. The high-school age students visited the 459th Air Refueling Wing to learn about careers available to them in the Air Force Reserve.
  • Local leaders learn the business of flying

    Erin Vermilye, International Association of Chiefs of Police assistant director, looks out the window of a KC-135R Stratotanker during a flight with the 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, July 21, 2017. The 459th provides worldwide in-flight refueling, cargo transportation, passenger transportation and aeromedical evacuation.
  • First enlisted member to take reigns of 459th Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

    Reservists volunteer to work one weekend a month and two weeks a year for Reserve duty, however, there are times when Airmen are required to deploy to various locations in support support the overall mission. These deployments can be strenuous not only on the Airman, but their loved ones as well. This is why the DoD created the Yellow Ribbon