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  • 909th ARS keep Hogs flying

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron refueled U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, over the Pacific Ocean, April 17, 2024. Refueling missions extend the breadth of U.S. aerial capabilities throughout the Indo-Pacific, demonstrating

  • F-35s dominate Pacific skies

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, refueled U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 355th Fighter Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, over the Pacific Ocean, May 23, 2023. Refueling missions extend the breadth of U.S. aerial capabilities throughout the

  • 909th AMU crew chiefs keep Stratotankers in business

    In service for over 40 years, the KC-135 Stratotanker provides long-range aerial refueling support for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and allied aircraft, and has the capacity to offload 6,500 pounds of fuel per minute. The 909th Aircraft Maintenance Unit provides combat ready air refueling

  • Bombers showcase long range deterrence over Pacific

    The 50th Air Refueling Squadron and the 909th ARS refueled four B-1B Lancers during this Bomber Task Force mission, including those that participated in the Aero India 2023 aerospace exhibition, over the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 17, 2023. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command routinely and visibly demonstrates

  • 909th ARS refuel B-1B Lancers over Pacific

    Aircrew assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, refueled U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, over the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 10, 2023. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command routinely and visibly

  • USAF, JASDF F-15 Eagles secure Pacific

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron completed a KC-135 Stratotanker mission refueling U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles and Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15J Eagles over the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 14, 2022. U.S. and Japanese Airmen routinely train together to enhance bilateral

  • 909th ARS keeps Raptors in fight

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron conducted aerial refueling with F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing over the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 23, 2022. The presence of U.S. military personnel and assets in Japan ensures regional stability and security beneficial to all nations in the Indo-Pacific.

  • 909th ARS supports exercise Keen Sword

    U.S. Air Force SSgt. Andrew Chase, 909th ARS boom operator, delivers fuel to an F-15C Eagle during a flight over the Pacific Ocean in support of exercise Keen Sword 23, Nov. 17, 2022. Bilateral exercises allow U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Forces to work together across a variety of areas to

  • 909th ARS supports Hornets in the air

    A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during a joint training exercise over the Pacific Ocean, Oct. 24, 2022. Interoperability among U.S. military branches is vital to ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific by demonstrating the

  • Minimal ground time, maximum refueling

    Kadena Air Base Airmen performed hot-pit refueling operations on a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 6th Air Refueling Wing, June 28, 2022. Hot-pit refueling allows the aircraft to keep its engines running while receiving fuel, which minimizes ground time and ensures the mission will continue with

  • 18th AES keeps skills sharp with airborne training

    Members of the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron conducted airborne training with the 909th Air Refueling Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 10, 2022. Vital to the heartbeat of Kadena, the 18th AES’ mission is to provide support for medical operations in wartime, during contingencies, and

  • 909th ARS fuels Kadena’s Eagles

    U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron receive fuel from a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over the Pacific Ocean, May 10, 2022. The 909th ARS plays a crucial role in promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific, providing aerial refueling so Kadena

  • F-35s train for lethality

    Pacific Air Forces utilize various aircraft to maintain a flexible theater posture to enhance its ability to provide the Department of Defense options to support our allies and partners. The F-35As are currently deployed to Kadena Air Base, Japan, conducting integrated operations with joint partners

  • F-35s, E-3 patrol the skies

    The 117th Air Refueling Squadron provided fuel to F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 355th Fighter Squadron and an E-3 Sentry assigned to the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron while conducting routine training over the Pacific Ocean. Pacific Air Forces utilize various aircraft to maintain a