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  • 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

  • 909 ARS fuels interoperability with joint training

    In a joint training mission that included refueling U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lighting II aircraft assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack squadron 242, the 909th Air Refueling Squadron used the drogue-and-probe method of aerial refueling to practice real-life refueling capabilities.

  • 909th ARS supports A-10 Thunderbolts during CSART

    U.S. Air Force Capts. Kemper Peterson, left, and Crosby Shaver, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilots, conduct pre-flight checks at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 14, 2021. The 909th ARS is the premiere force for aerial refueling operations in the Indo-Pacific theater, supporting