Video by Staff Sgt. James Bentley, Ken Johnson
Birmingham's First 8 Ship Formation
117th Air Refueling Wing
Sept. 4, 2019 | 3:02
The 117th Air Refueling Wing launches eight KC-135 Stratotankers as part of the same formation for the first time ever at Sumpter Smith Air National Guard Base, Birmingham, Ala. September 4, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard video by: Staff Sgt. Jim Bentley)

Master Sgt. Christopher Leopard, Crew Chief
Capt. Bailey Hindman, Pilot
Capt. Joshua Whiteheart, Instructor Pilot
Col. Scott Grant, Commander, 117 ARW

VI Professionals:
Staff Sgt. Jim Bentley
Airman 1st Class Nick Faddis
Ken Johnson