• 379th AEW conducts first KC-135 hot refueling in USAF

    To advance the agility of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Airmen from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing performed a validation and verification of the first hot refueling of a KC-135 Stratotanker in the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 21, 2020.

  • 340th EARS boom operator supports OIR, refueling legacies

    After being re-activated in 2003 and now part of one of the largest air campaigns in world history, the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron and their fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers are relied upon by U.S. and coalition aircraft.  But planes can’t refuel themselves, can they?   A small percent