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  • Changes of Command Saves Time

    A double change of command happened here Oct 14 when two new lieutenant colonels took command of the 940th Air Refueling Wing Aircraft Maintenance and Maintenance Squadrons. First, Lt. Col. John Neubecker relinquished command of MXS, then turned around and took command of AMXS.“I am not going far,” said Neubecker. “I’m just going down the road. I
  • “Joker’s Wild” comes back into play

    The fourth nose art dedication was unveiled Oct. 13, 2018 at the 940th Air Refueling Wing on one of eight KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to the Reserve unit at Beale Air Force Base. Adding artwork to the front of an aircraft is a long-standing tradition, stemming back to World War I. From sharp teeth to combat cartoon characters, these paintings
  • 940th ARW hosts orientation flight

    940th Air Refueling Wing hosted an orientation flight for its honorary commanders.
  • A cut above in maintenance

    The 940th Air Refueling Wing welcomes a new Maintenance Group Commander.
  • Active-duty colonel takes rein of Reserve Group

    Col. Jeffrey Downs assumed command of the 940th Operations Group at a ceremony here July 14. Downs, an active-duty officer, comes from the Pentagon where he supported the chief of staff and secretary of the Air Force in strategic communications. He’s here filling a reserve position to showcase total force integration. “We live in challenging
  • “El Diablo” rises from history

    Adding artwork to the front of an aircraft is a long-standing tradition, stemming back to World War I. From sharp teeth to combat cartoon characters, these paintings became a morale-booster for the troops during the war. The 940th Air Refueling Wing has been bringing the tradition to life again, after being re-designated as a KC-135 Stratotanker
  • “… Nothing worth having comes easily…”

    After serving more than eight years as an enlisted member of the Air Force Reserve, Vesper M. Yasaharda took off her technical sergeant stripes to begin her journey as an officer. She graduated Air Force Officer Training School March 16, 2018, and pinned on the rank of second lieutenant. “I had always toyed with commissioning from the time I joined
  • “Summer”time starts at the 13th RS

    Summer and Sunshine stood brightly onstage while rain poured outside the Valley Chapel. As Lt. Col. Karyn L. “Sunshine” Christen relinquished command of the 13th Reconnaissance Squadron April 7, Lt. Col. Summer A. Fields stepped up with a smile to fill her shoes. Col. David S. Edwards presided over the squadron’s change of command ceremony. He is
  • “… She never took ‘no’ for an answer…”

    “Women are often treated differently in both my military and civilian career fields, since they are male-dominated. I’m an equipment operator here, working with heavy machinery, and I’m a geologist on the civilian side. We, as women, have to grow tough skin and show people we can do the work just as well as men can. Doing that has made me not want
  • Reservist earns highest grade in schoolhouse history

    “School, study, sleep, repeat.”That was the life Senior Airman Brandon J. Fitch said he held himself to during his technical training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. In addition to hundreds of hours in the Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program classroom, he dedicated nearly every other waking minute of his time to reading course materials. His
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