On January 24, 2022 the 117th Air Refueling Wing website will begin migrating to a new look and layout. No new content will be posted on this site until migration is completed. Please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/117ARW  for new content and updated information. 

HomeAbout UsFact Sheets

Fact Sheet Search

Fact Sheet Alphabetical List

  • 117ARW KC135-R Specifications

    The KC-135R Stratotanker is the primary aircraft used for high speed aerial refueling to provide U.S. Air Force aircraft with extended range and mobility. Although similar in appearance to the Boeing 707, it's a common mistake to refer to the KC-135 as a military version of the 707. In fact, the first KC-135 flew in August 1956, nearly 18 months

    The 117th Air Refueling Wing began life as the 117th Fighter Group, a re-designation of the 354th Operations Group in 1946. The 354th Operations Group was active in the Pacific theater during World War II. Ten years later, the 117th would be retroactively designated the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Group so that the 354th Operations Group could be