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  • KC-135 Stratotanker

    Mission The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 60 years. This unique asset enhances the Air Force's capability to accomplish its primary mission of global reach. It also provides aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and
  • C-17 Globemaster III

    MissionThe C-17 Globemaster III is the most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can transport litters and
  • C-5 A/B/C Galaxy and C-5M Super Galaxy

    C-5M Super GalaxyThe C-5M Super Galaxy is a strategic transport aircraft and is the largest aircraft in the Air Force inventory. Its primary mission is to transport cargo and personnel for the Department of Defense. The C-5M is a modernized version of the legacy C-5 designed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin. Currently the U.S. Air Force owns and
  • KC-46A Pegasus

    MissionThe KC-46A is the first phase in recapitalizing the U.S. Air Force's aging tanker fleet. With greater refueling, cargo and aeromedical evacuation capabilities compared to the KC-135, the KC-46A will provide next generation aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and partner-nation receivers.FeaturesAt full operational
  • Fourth Air Force Fact Sheet

    Fourth Air Force, headquartered at March Air Reserve Base, Moreno Valley, Calif., is one of three numbered air forces assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. Fourth AF directs the activities and supervises the training of more than 33,500 Airmen across 18 wings and one group.The approximately 200-member staff of 4th AF
  • History: Fourth Air Force (AFRC)

    Lineage. Established as Southwest Air District on 19 Oct 1940. Activated on 18 Dec 1940. Redesignated: 4 Air Force on 26 Mar 1941; Fourth Air Force on 18 Sep 1942. Discontinued, and inactivated on 1 Sep 1960. Activated on 20 Jan 1966. Organized on 1 Apr 1966. Inactivated on 30 Sep 1969. Redesignated Fourth Air Force (Reserve) on 24 Sep 1976.
  • KC-10 Extender

    Mission The KC-10 Extender is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. armed forces. Although the KC-l0's primary mission is aerial refueling, it can combine the tasks of a tanker and cargo aircraft by refueling fighters and simultaneously carry the fighter support personnel
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