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151st Air Refueling Wing

The United States Air Force's 151st Air Refueling Wing is a unit located at Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah.

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Mission

The mission of the 151st Air Refueling Wing is to organize, train, and equip KC-135R aircraft and personnel to provide in-flight refueling support in the Global Theater.

History

File:KC-135E Utah ANG at Cyprus 2002.JPEG|A 151st ARW KC-135E in Cyprus, in 2002. File:KC-135R 151st ARW Utah ANG 2006.jpg|The 151st ARW began to reequip with the KC-135R in 2006.

Assignments

Major Command

Previous designations[1]

  • 151st Air Refueling Wing (1992 Present)
  • 151st Air Refueling Group (1976 1992)
  • 151st Military Airlift Group (???-1976)
  • 151st Air Transport Group (???-???)
  • 151st Fighter Interceptor Group (???-???)
  • 151st Fighter Bomber Group (???-???)

Squadrons assigned

  • 191st Air Refueling Squadron (1946 Present)

Bases stationed

Aircraft Operated[2]

  • KC-135R Stratotanker (2006 Present)
  • KC-135E Stratotanker (1982 2006)
  • KC-135A Stratotanker (1978 1982)
  • KC-97L Stratotanker (1972 1978)
  • C-124C Globemaster II (1969 1972)
  • C-97G Stratofreighter (1961 1969)
  • C-97C Stratofreighter (1961 1969)
  • F-86L Sabre (1958 1961)
  • F-86A Sabre (1955 1958)
  • F-51D Mustang (1946 1955)

Notable members

  • Jake Garn, pilot until 1979, mayor of Salt Lake City, astronaut, and senator

References

  1. Rogers, B. (2006). United States Air Force Unit Designations Since 1978. ISBN 1-85780-197-0
  2. World Airpower Journal. (1992). US Air Force Air Power Directory. Aerospace Publishing: London, UK. ISBN 1-880588-01-3

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