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  • The History of the 108th Air Refueling Wing

    The air refueling portion of the 108th history, is relatively new, only dating back to October 19, 1991, when the unit was re-designated as the 108th Air Refueling Wing. However, its history as a Wing began in March 1950. It also had hereditary ties to the 348th Fighter Group constituted during World War II. On September 24, 1942, the 108th Fighter
  • Warren Grove Range History

    With its' beginnings as a World War II weapons research location, Warren Grove Range has been part of the New Jersey Air National Guard since the early 1960's. The mission of the range is to provide a quality combat training environment for all military air and ground combat forces. Annually, approximately 3000 sorties from fighter and helicopter
  • KC-135 Stratotanker fun facts

    DID YOU KNOW THAT THE KC-135E STRATOTANKER:-Is made of more than 50% aluminum by weight, and 10% steel and stainless steel. Other metals include magnesium and titanium. -contains material in the eight main landing gear wheels and nose wheels equivalent to 100 automobile tires -is constructed with almost 500,000 rivets. The installed cost of these
  • 108th Wing Fact Sheet

    Mission: The members of the 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, fill a multitude of missions at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 108th's service to the State and Nation is diverse. The 204th Intelligence Squadron supports both the Air Mobility Command and the USAF Expeditionary Center and the 150th Special Operations
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KC-135 Stratotanker

A photo of KC-135 StratotankerThe KC-135 Stratotanker's principal mission is air refueling. This unique asset greatly enhances the Air Force's capability to accomplish its primary missions of Global Reach and Global Power. It also provides aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft as well as aircraft of allied nations. The KC-135 is also capable of transporting litter and ambulatory patients using patient support pallets during aeromedical evacuations.