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Air Force Veteran Reunited with Old Friend after 60 Years
April 5, 2023
U.S. Air Force Veteran Richard Devine of Omaha, Neb., tours a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, tail 58-0057, with Master Sgt. Jamie Bethune March 30, 2023. Devine was one of the original crew chiefs of 58-0057 when the aircraft, now assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa, first entered service in the late 1950s.

171st Air Refueling Wing Keeps B-2 Stealth Bomber Airborne
December 12, 2022
Under the direction of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), two F-15s assigned to the Massachusetts Air National Guard and two CF-18 assigned to the Royal Canadian Air Force fly in formation behind a KC-135 assigned to the Pennsylvania Air National Guard during air-defense Operation NOBLE DEFENDER, Oct. 27, 2022.

Utah Air Guard demonstrates battlespace connectivity
August 20, 2021
On Aug. 7, 2021, the Utah Air National Guard, in collaboration with Collins Aerospace, successfully demonstrated advanced communication, mission computing and sensor technologies to support JADC2 (Joint All Domain Command and Control) and ABMS (Advanced Battle Management) initiatives on a KC-135 Stratotanker at the Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base in Salt Lake City, Utah.

KC-135 takes important step toward ABMS
June 17, 2021
On Dec. 15, 2020, the National Guard Bureau named the Utah Air National Guard as the interim KC-135 Test Detachment for AATC. Under the agreement the 151st ARW will provide aircraft, aircrew and maintenance support.

UTNG KC-135 modernizing for the future
April 12, 2021
On December 15, 2020, the National Guard Bureau named the Utah Air National Guard as the interim KC-135 Test Detachment for AATC. Under the agreement, the 151st ARW will provide aircraft, aircrew, and maintenance support.

Flying in their father's footsteps
September 30, 2020
U.S. Air National Guard Lt. Col. Scott Notestine, a pilot with the 166th Air Refueling Squadron, 121st Air Refueling Wing, and Staff Sgt. Cody Notestine and Staff Sgt. Nick Notestine, aircraft metals technology specialists with the 121st Maintenance Squadron, 121st ARW, in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker on the flight line at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Columbus, Ohio, Sep. 28, 2020. Lt. Col. Notestine retires Sep. 30 after 35 years of service, and his sons were recently selected to become pilots in the 121st ARW.

KC-135 crew finds missing mariners on Pacific island
August 5, 2020
National Guard members from the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, and the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, locate three missing mariners on Pikelot Island during a search and rescue mission in the Federated States of Micronesia southwest of Guam, Aug. 2, 2020. The mariners had departed Puluwat Atoll July 29 aboard a 23-foot white and blue skiff, headed approximately 21 nautical miles to Pulap, Chuuk.