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Col. Jonathan Boehning, commander of the 126th Mission Support Group, talks with 126th Security Forces Squadron members while cargo is being loaded at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, October 10, 2017. The Illinois Air National Guard squadron deployed a 13 person team to Puerto Rico to provide security. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ken Stephens)
Senior Airman Aaron Rodriguez backs an all-terrain vehicle onto a C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft, from the 139th Airlift Wing, St. Joseph, Missouri, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, October 10, 2017. The plane flew a 13 person team from the 126th Security Forces Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, to Puerto Rico to provide security. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ken Stephens)
Personnel from the 126th Security Forces Squadron gather for a team hand stack before boarding a bus to the flight line at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, October 10, 2017. The Illinois Air National Guard squadron deployed a 13 person team to Puerto Rico to provide security. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ken Stephens)
Members of the 126th Maintenance Group replace an engine on a KC-135R Stratotanker at Scott AFB, Ill., Feb. 11, 2015. The 126th Air Refueling Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, flies the Stratotankers to refuel U.S. Armed Forces and NATO aircraft. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Elise Stout)
Members of the 126th Maintenance Group replace an engine on a KC-135R Stratotanker at Scott AFB, Ill., Feb. 11, 2015. The 126th Air Refueling Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, flies the Stratotankers to refuel U.S. Armed Forces and NATO aircraft. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Elise Stout)

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Major Tony Montes relinquished command of the 146th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron to Lt. Col. Matthew Glynn this morning. Maj. Montes then assumed command of the 146th Maintenance Squadron. Congratulations to both commanders on their new roles!
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Check out our folks from the 146th Airlift Wing who took part in our first ever Health and Wellness course we offered last week. Members learned fun exercise plans as well as how to prepare healthy gourmet meals!
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126th Arw

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The primary mission of the 126th Air Refueling Wing is to provide air refueling support to major commands of the Air Force as well as other U.S. military forces and the military forces of allied nations. In addition to air-to-air refueling of military aircraft, the unit provides trained, capable men and women who are ready to defend our nation anywhere in the world; to protect our state through civil defense and disaster relief; and to serve in the surrounding communities.

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