News: Tanker cousins support air refueling ops in Southwest Asia
Story by Senior Airman Jenifer Calhoun
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- KC-135R Stratotankers and a KC-10 Extenders are parked on the flightline operations area for the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on June 2.
Both airframes support deployed air refueling efforts through the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron.
The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing is home to the KC-10 Extender, U-2 Dragon Lady, E-3 Sentry and RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft. The wing is comprised of five groups and 18 squadrons and the wing's deployed mission includes air refueling, air battle management, surveillance, and reconnaissance in support of overseas contingency operations in Southwest Asia. The 380th AEW supports operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.