Fairchild crew completes 24-hour refueling exercise

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE – The crew of an AKC-135 Stratotanker airplane completed a 24-hour exercise designed to test their basic abilities for a duty period of that length.

The exercise took place over Roswell, New Mexico, between Feb. 13-17, and involved the 92nd Air Refueling Wing.

This refueling wing is assigned to the Air Mobility Command 18th Air Force, and is commanded by Col. Chesley L. Dycus, who assumed command from Colonel Cassius T. Bentley III in 2022.

“We’re changing the paradigm here; the lessons learned during this exercise, and our readiness will only improve the wing’s abilit...


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