News | June 13, 2017

Meet the new wing commander

By Senior Airman Tara R. Abrahams 940th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Col. Stephanie W. Williams, head of the 349th Operations Group at Travis Air Force Base, California, will be the next commander of the 940th Air Refueling Wing, the Pentagon announced June 9.

The 1991 graduate of the Air Force Academy will be responsible for the eight unit equipped KC-135R Stratotankers and the organization, training and equipping of reserve personnel for worldwide deployment.

Williams served over nine years on active duty and then in the Missouri Air National Guard before joining the Air Force Reserve in 2002. She is a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours, primarily in C-130 Hercules aircraft, and is a veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, Southern Watch and Joint Forge.

At Travis, she leads the largest operations group in Air Force Reserve Command with four flying squadrons, an aeromedical evacuation squadron, an operations support squadron and an air mobility operations squadron assigned. In partnership with its active-duty host wing, the group flies the C-5 Galaxy, the C-5M Super Galaxy, the KC-10 Extender and the C-17 Globemaster III.

Read her full biography here:


Col. Stephanie W. Williams biography