• 459th ARW leaders hold strategic alignment, set path for high-end readiness

    The 459th Air Refueling Wing’s leadership team met recently for a wing strategic alignment to discuss and plan the way ahead for its members to prepare and maintain capability in the future high-end fight.Leadership plans to begin with furthering wing Airman understanding of the U.S. National

  • Dedication to serve: 459th ARW Honor Guard

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – The 459th Air Refueling Wing Honor Guard is made up of eight dedicated Airmen and non-commissioned officers who represent the wing through drill and ceremony.Leading the elite honor guard organization is Master Sgt. Michael Glass, Wing Career Assistance Advisor and 459th

  • 459th ARW supports AFDW, 316th WG in inauguration efforts

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS Md. – The 459th Air Refueling Wing provided support to the 316th Wing and Air Force District of Washington for the 2021 Inauguration Day.Members of the 69th Aerial Port Squadron, 459th Logistics Readiness Squadron and 459th Maintenance Squadron stepped up and volunteered to answer

  • 459 ARW Airman designs Air Force Reserve coloring book

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – A reservist with the 459th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Office recently created the 2nd edition of the Air Force Reserve coloring book released December 2020 by the Air Force Reserve Command Office of History and Heritage.Technical Sgt. Katie “Kat” Justen is a Combat

  • 69th APS Airman selected for Air Force Enlisted to Medical program

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- “I had given up on myself. I was at the lowest point in my life and I knew there was no chance of my ever fulfilling my dreams as a physician.”Staff Sgt. Dana Lee is a traditional reservist with the 69th Aerial Port Squadron. Ever since she was in middle school she had

  • Mae Krier “Rosie the Riveter” visits the 459th ARW

    Mae Krier is an original Rosie the Riveter. Her hard work and dedication during World War II helped save the world and led her to many places, the most recent being the 459th Air Refueling Wing. “It’s a great day to be at the 459th Air Refueling Wing,” Krier said. “I’m excited to share my story with

  • Vietnam era crew chief reunites with his aircraft 40 years later

    William J. Fuselier is a retired Master Sergeant, a Vietnam War Veteran, a Bronze Star recipient, and a former crew chief for the KC-135 Stratotanker, tail number 3543 more than 40 years ago. He recently came to the 459th Air Refueling wing to visit his old aircraft that still holds thousands of

  • Honoring 459th ARW healers during National Nurses Week

    National Nurses Week honors the skilled service of men and women who devote themselves to the care of patients. It’s recognized annually from May 6 to May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. Nightingale is regarded as a medical pioneer who drastically improved sanitary conditions of hospitals in