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  • 117th Air Refueling Wing Opens Alternate Aircrew Facility

    An alternate overnight aircrew facility was opened at the 117th Air Refueling Wing on April 14.The construction of the facility was planned over the last several years, but was not a top priority until the possibility that the primary facility would not be able to be occupied because of the COVID-19

  • 117 ARW Salutes Alabama with Flyovers

     A KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft from the 117th Air Refueling Wing flew over several hospitals around Alabama on Tuesday.This mission was a part of the nationwide Air Force Salutes Flyover under Operation American Resolve.The purpose of this flyover was to show appreciation to the heroes in Alabama

  • Easter Homecoming

    There was a homecoming here on Easter Sunday, April 12, as approximately 30 Airmen returned from an overseas deployment.Most of the Airmen returning were from the 134th Air Refueling Wing with the Tennessee Air National Guard.There were a few obstacles because of weather across the Southeast U.S.

  • 117 ARW Emergency Personnel Supports COVID-19 Response

    Emergency Management personnel from the 117th Air Refueling Wing began working with the Alabama Department of Public Health and Center for Emergency Preparedness during the COVID-19 pandemic here on April 1.Senior Master Sgt. Richard Bailey, 117 ARW Emergency Manager, is part of a state health team

  • Air National Guardsman Supports Local Military with Hand Sewn Masks

    Tech. Sgt. Tatiana Cookingham of the 117th Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron supports local military personnel by sewing much needed face masks April 8, 2020.The response was in an effort to help fill a base wide need following the COVID 19 outbreak.“I just pulled my sewing machine out of the

  • 117 ARW Medical Group Screens Personnel for COVID-19

    U.S. Air National Guard airmen from the 117th Medical Group were continuing to perform medical screenings for COVID-19 of all mission essential personnel as they entered the base here on March 27.The response was due to the increase from Health Protection Condition Bravo to Charlie.The screenings

  • 117 ARW Directs HPCON Charlie

    The 117th Air Refueling Wing implemented Health Protection Condition Charlie here on March 27 to combat the spread of COVID-19.These measures were directed by the Secretary of Defense to protect the forces and maintain operational readiness.HPCON Charlie measures include the following actions: The

  • 117 ARW Hosts Civil Air Patrol

    9 cadets and 3 senior members of the Civil Air Patrol, Alabama Wing took a ride on a KC-135R Stratotanker during an incentive flight by the 117th Air Refueling Wing on January 23, 2020.The Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and serve 3 congressionally mandated missions

  • Omaha Trophy Presented to 117th Air Refueling Wing

    The 117th Air Refueling Wing was the first Air National Guard unit to receive the Omaha Trophy here on Saturday.The 117 ARW won the award in the strategic aircraft category in recognition of the outstanding mission performance with the U.S. Strategic Command.The ceremony was conducted in the