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  • Incoming wing commander shares vision of readiness, Unrivaled Wingman concept

    As the 459th Air Refueling Wing faces inspections, deployments and high operations tempo daily tasks, transitioning wing leadership still emphasizes mission readiness and accomplishment, the wing's new vice commander said. In a relatively short stint as vice commander, Col. William T. Cahoon, primes to take the reins as wing commander Aug. 1,
  • Death Gratuity benefits option changes

    Effective July 1, a significant change occurs to the Death Gratuity benefits election option for all Airmen. Airmen may select one or more persons of their choosing to receive the DG benefit. In order to implement this change, Air Force Personnel Center will update all Virtual Records of Emergency Data (vREDs) to reflect a "by law" DG
  • Wing members treat injured soldiers in Kuwait bus collision

    Four weeks into a three-month deployment to the desert sands of Kuwait, a contingent of 459th Aeromedical Staging Squadron members responsible for patients in the contingency air staging facility got an unexpected dispatch call.Late one evening in February at about 11:30 p.m., dispatch announced via radio that three buses collided approximately one
  • Wing hosts Air Force Reserve Command leadership course

    Senior non-commissioned officers from seven units throughout Air Force Reserve Command met here Saturday and Sunday for the SNCO Leadership Course, the first of its kind hosted by the 459th Air Refueling Wing. With a roster of more than 30 students, the two-day course consisted of group discussions, exercises, and techniques to enhance
  • Reservist speaks at 2008 Women Veterans Summit

    WASHINGTON - A Reservist from the 459th Air Refueling Wing discussed deployment and reintegration issues at the Women Veterans Summit hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Westin Hotel June 21. Tech. Sgt. Susan Mayer, 459th Air Refueling Wing Military Equal Opportunity non-commissioned officer in charge, also spoke as a recent
  • 69th APS's Operation Port Fury mission complete

    Combat preparation is essential for all Reservists, and the Airmen with the 69th Aerial Port Squadron are no exception. The unit conducted "Operation Port Fury" in order to improve combat readiness June 7-8 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. "One of our main focuses is improving the combat ability of our Airmen," said Chief Master Sgt. Keith Cockey, 69th APS
  • 69th APS supports airport ops at Ramstein AB

    Ten members of the 69th Aerial Port Squadron arrived here May 17 through June 1 to support airport operations at U.S. Air Forces in Europe headquarters. As part of their annual tour requirements, wing members worked alongside the 723rd Air Mobility Squadron and augmented several sections to include the air terminal operation center, special
  • Miracle child: Team Andrews hosts latest Pilot for a Day program for young visitor

    The image is familiar, joyful and could be a snapshot of any young American's life. A boy surrounded by good food and great friends chuckles as he enjoys an ice cream cone. However, Zach Finestone is anything but a typical American. And it's not just his illness that distinguishes from his peers. The 14-year-old Jensen Beach, Fla., resident has
  • Wing members recognized at annual awards ceremony

    Civilians, ARTs and Reservists converged at the Andrews Community Activity Center here Feb. 2 to honor the "best of the best" at the Third Annual 459th Air Refueling Wing banquet. The First Sergeant's Council, the Banquet Committee and the 756th Squadron Association joined forces to help ensure the evening would measure up to and surpass the