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  • 909th ARS keeps Green Knights flying during KFT 24

    A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducts aerial refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, during Korea Flying Training 24 over the Republic

  • 909th ARS keep Hogs flying

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron refueled U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, over the Pacific Ocean, April 17, 2024. Refueling missions extend the breadth of U.S. aerial capabilities throughout the Indo-Pacific, demonstrating

  • F-35s dominate Pacific skies

    A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 355th Fighter Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean, May 23, 2023. Refueling missions extend the breadth of

  • 909th AMU crew chiefs keep Stratotankers in business

    In service for over 40 years, the KC-135 Stratotanker provides long-range aerial refueling support for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and allied aircraft, and has the capacity to offload 6,500 pounds of fuel per minute. The 909th Aircraft Maintenance Unit provides combat ready air refueling

  • Bombers showcase long range deterrence over Pacific

    The 50th Air Refueling Squadron and the 909th ARS refueled four B-1B Lancers during this Bomber Task Force mission, including those that participated in the Aero India 2023 aerospace exhibition, over the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 17, 2023. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command routinely and visibly demonstrates

  • 909th ARS refuel B-1B Lancers over Pacific

    Aircrew assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, refueled U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, over the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 10, 2023. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command routinely and visibly

  • USAF, JASDF F-15 Eagles secure Pacific

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron completed a KC-135 Stratotanker mission refueling U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles and Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15J Eagles over the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 14, 2022. U.S. and Japanese Airmen routinely train together to enhance bilateral

  • 909th ARS keeps Raptors in fight

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron conducted aerial refueling with F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing over the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 23, 2022. The presence of U.S. military personnel and assets in Japan ensures regional stability and security beneficial to all nations in the Indo-Pacific.

  • 909th ARS supports exercise Keen Sword

    U.S. Air Force SSgt. Andrew Chase, 909th ARS boom operator, delivers fuel to an F-15C Eagle during a flight over the Pacific Ocean in support of exercise Keen Sword 23, Nov. 17, 2022. Bilateral exercises allow U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Forces to work together across a variety of areas to