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  • 909th ARS refuels Navy P-8 Poseidon

    A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron conducts aerial refueling with a U.S.Navy P-8 Poseidon over the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 1, 2024. The 909th ARS is the Pacific Air Force's lead force for air refueling joint and Allied aircraft during all contingencies.

  • U.S., Japan conduct aerial integration exercise

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Dominic Fontenot, 909th Air Refueling Squadron avionics journeyman and Colby Mall, 909th ARS aerospace propulsion journeyman, sit under a KC-135 Stratotanker before a refueling mission at Kadena Air Base, August 30, 2023. The 909th ARS flew in support of a bilateral

  • USAF, JASDF work for peace in Pacific

    U.S. Air Force Capt. James Bradford, 909th Air Refueling Squadron aircraft commander, performs pre-flight checks in a KC-135 Stratotanker at Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2023. Kadena’s aerial refueling capabilities extend airborne training time and combat radius, ensuring U.S. and allied nation

  • 909th ARS fuel Fighting Falcons

    U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean, April 5, 2023. The U.S. is committed to denying

  • Long range bombers showcase air superiority over Pacific

    A U.S. Air Force 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer approaches a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight over the Pacific Ocean, March 19, 2023. The United States’ steadfast commitment to security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region remains unchanged. (U.S.

  • 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

  • Exercise Southern Beach strengthens bilateral partnerships

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jordan Barker, 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, delivers fuel to a 44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle during Exercise Southern Beach, over the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 15, 2022. Bilateral training builds trusting relationships among foreign and domestic forces and

  • Fueling seamless partnerships

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, recently conducted joint training with F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing, Republic of Korea. U.S. forces remain committed to the defense of our allies and their sovereign territories, in accordance with defense treaty

  • 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.

  • Boom operator training: Refueling experts

    Extensive training is required to safely transfer thousands of gallons of fuel to another aircraft in the air, and the 909th Air Refueling Squadron's boom operators play a vital role in providing aerial refueling so Kadena Air Base can deliver airpower any time, any place.

  • 18 AES medical training

    The 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron conducted a medical training flight with KC-135 Stratotankers. The 18th AES uses these exercises to stay ready for any medical situation, ensuring mission success through practice and preparation.

  • B-1s refueled by 909th Air Refueling Squadron

    A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron prepares to refuel a B-1B Lancer from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., over the Pacific as part of a bilateral U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRACTCOM) Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission July