The 117th Air Refueling Wing flies the Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker. We train and equip combat ready aircrews and support personnel to perform worldwide aerial refueling and airlift missions. Combat ready civil engineering, support services, medical, personnel, communications and Intelligence technical support UTCs are available for worldwide assignment. Our unit supports state and local contingencies when directed by the the Governor of Alabama.

117th Air Refueling Wing

The 117th Air Refueling Wing staff consists of the Command Post, Chaplain, Equal Opportunity, Finance, Human Resources, Inspector General, Legal, Public Affairs and Safety Office.

117th Operations Group

The 117th Operations group supports the 106th Air Refueling Squadron in accomplishing its mission with the KC-135R aircraft.

117 Operations Support Squadron

The 117th Operations Support Squadron enables the 117th Air Refueling Wing to operate its aerial refueling mission.

106th Air Refueling Squadron

The 106th Air Refueling Squadron was federally recognized on January 21, 1922, as the 135th Observation Squadron and has been redesignated several times until its current designation as the 106th Air Refueling Squadron in October 1994.

99th Air Refueling Squadron

The 99th Air Refueling Squadron is an Active Associate Unit; an active-duty component assigned with the 117th Air Refueling Wing. The 99 ARS works with, supports and flies the 117 ARW's fleet of KC-135R Stratotankers.

117th Maintenance Group

The 117th Maintenance Group ensures the KC-135R Stratotanker are fully mission capable.

117th Medical Group

The 117th Medical Group supports the overall mission of the 117th Air Refueling Wing by providing quality medical services.

117th Mission Support Group

The 117th Mission Support Group provides Civil Engineer, Communications, Force Support, Logistics Readiness and Security services to the 117th Air Refueling Wing.

117th Security Forces Squadron

The 117th Security Forces Squadron is charged with protecting and defending the Airmen, base, aircraft, and overall mission of the 117th Air Refueling Wing and Sumpter-Smith JNGB.

117th Communication Squadron

The 117th Communication Squadron fulfill the information technology and cyber security needs of the 117th Air Refueling Wing and Sumpter-Smith JNGB.

117 ARW Mission

Provide quality worldwide air refueling, airlift, support, logistics, intelligence, and medical services in support of our community, state, and nation.


117 ARW Vision

A world-class team of empowered men & women committed to continuous improvement and excellence, operating as the model Air National Guard unit into the twenty-first century.