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  • 117th Air Refueling Wing Performs Mission in England

    Around 90 airmen from the 117th Air Refueling Wing in Birmingham, Ala. traveled to England for two weeks in August to maintain currencies and training.Airmen from the 117th Operations Group, Maintenance Group, Mission Support Group, and the 99th Air Refueling Squadron trained alongside active duty members from the 494th Fighter Squadron at Royal
  • 117th Medical Group Airmen train with Navy

    Airmen from the 117th Medical Group conducted their two-week annual training here at the Naval Medical Center San Diego from June 19 to July 1.The unit was embedded with active duty U.S. Navy personnel conducting real-world missions.During the two week time span the Airmen from the 117 MDG helped the center meet operational demands.  The number one
  • Changes in Command

    Three change of command ceremonies took place here at the 117th Air Refueling Wing on Saturday.Families and personnel gathered to watch the 117th Operations Group, 106th Air Refueling Squadron and the 117th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hold ceremonies to signify the changes in leadership.Col. Scott Graham, the 117 OG Commander, relinquished
  • Flight Surgeons Critical To Mission Readiness

    There are a special group of doctors here at the 117th Air Refueling Wing Medical Group who ensures the aviators are medically ready to perform their duties.The doctors, known as flight surgeons, are specially qualified in aerospace medicine. "Aerospace medicine concerns the determination and maintenance of the health, safety, and performance of
  • Alabama Airmen Participate In Veterans Day Events

    Airmen from the 117th Air Refueling Wing participated in multiple Veterans Day events here on November 10 and 11.The airmen attended the National Veterans Award Dinner on November 10 and the World Peace Luncheon on November 11 at the Sheraton Hotel. They also marched in the nation's oldest Veterans Day parade on November 11 in downtown
  • Airmen Walk To Honor POW/MIA

    Tech. Sgt. Matthew Crawford, from the 99th Air Refueling Squadron, coordinated and participated in a 16-mile walk to honor Prisoners of War and Missing in Action personnel on September 18 here at Veterans Park.Each foot in the walk represents the more than 83,000 missing Americans in conflicts dating back to World War II.  Military personnel and
  • Training Ensures Readiness for Firefighters

    Approximately 25 fire fighters from the 117th Civil Engineering Squadron practiced fighting structure fires here at the 117th Air Refueling Wing on September 19.The firefighters used a travel trailer and other equipment to simulate structure fires caused by propane gas.They utilized the "two-in, two-out" policy which mandates that firefighters
  • Airmen Aid Crash Victim

    Staff Sgt. Cierra Swift and her husband Senior Airman Thomas Swift rendered aid to an automobile crash victim while on their way to work here on May 15.The Swifts, members of the 117th Air Refueling Wing, approached two vehicles that appeared to have crashed head on. "Upon exiting my vehicle we found an approximately thirty-year-old male driver who
  • 117th Civil Engineering Squadron Renovate Romanian Clinic

    Airmen from the 117th Civil Engineer Squadron traveled to Romania on a Deployment for Training mission April 22, 2015.Colonel Michael Todd, 117th Air Refueling Wing Civil Engineering Squadron Commander was in charge of the DFT mission tasked to repair and renovate a 70 year old government run medical building, originally constructed by communist
  • Disabled Veterans Tour Base

    The 117th Air Refueling Wing hosted veterans from the Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center here on May 7.The veterans were briefed on mission operations, toured the KC-135R Stratotanker and visited several shops around the base.Master Sgt. Rodrick Taylor, the 99th Air Refueling Squadron Chief Boom Operator, invited the group to the base as a