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  • Drill Status Rated Pilot Selection Board Announced

    The 126th Air Refueling Wing announced a pilot selection board scheduled for Feb. 20, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The position is for drill status Guardsmen, and packages must be submitted by Jan. 28.
  • 126th ARW Inclement Weather Reporting Procedures

    This is a reminder of the reporting procedures personnel assigned or attached to the 126 Air Refueling Wing in the event of inclement weather. If Scott AFB determines that weather conditions pose a safety threat to its workers, a change in reporting time will be announced. Personnel can find out this information from the media, the Scott AFB information hotline (618- 256-7232), the Scott AFB Facebook page, the 126th ARW Facebook page, or from a phone call from his/her supervisor.
  • New ANG Command Chief Visits 126th Air Refueling Wing

    The new command chief master sergeant of the Air National Guard, in his first official visit, toured the Illinois Air National Guard wing at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Oct. 27, 2020.
  • Air Guard Team Receives Navy Medical Training

    A team representing two states, and three Air National Guard wings, has come together for a training opportunity with the U.S. Navy.Members of the 126th Air Refueling Wing and the 183d Wing, both from the Illinois National Guard, and the 131st Bomb Wing, from the Missouri National Guard, are in Virginia for two weeks of instruction and practice

    In keeping with a quarter century precedent, the Illinois National Guard supported the Polish Air Force during the 2018 BALTOPS exercise in the Baltics from June 1-15.The 126th Air Refueling Wing, located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, provided aerial refueling for Polish Air Force F-16s along with other U.S. and NATO aircraft.While
  • Illinois Air National Guard Unit Continues to Support Hurricane Recovery

    The 126 ARW continues to support hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico A 7 person aircrew from the 126th Operations Group and 126th Maintenance Group flew a mission of nearly 15 hours A 13 person security team has deployed from the 126th Security Forces Squadron An 8 person communications team has deployed from the 126th Communications Flight A 3 person supply acquisition team are deploying from the 126th Supply Chain Management Squadron
  • Air National Guard Restores FAA Capabilities for Puerto Rico

    A week and a half post hurricane Maria, it is hard to tell the Federal Aviation Administration was at “ground zero” and in the dark with no power or communications capabilities. Now, the air traffic flow at San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is back to normal thanks to the relationship between the Air National Guard stepped in to help the FAA and restore air operations for the island.
  • Illinois ANG makes lifesaving connections in Puerto Rico

    The Illinois Air National Guard is helping to provide critical communications to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The hurricane devastated many parts of the island knocking out power across the entire island and rendering communications networks inoperable. The lack of reliable communications–no voice phone calls, no internet, no text messaging–has severely hampered the relief effort.
  • 126th Maintenance Group Achieves Highest Maintenance Efficiency

    The 126th Maintenance Group was rated best in the Air Force for KC-135 mission capability readiness for the fiscal year 2016.The 126 MXG received an 82 percent mission capability rating.  This exceeded the Air National Guard goal by 8 percent and the Air Mobility Command goal by 2 percent.There are other performance measures such as cannibalization
  • Staff Sgt Jason Patton Named 2016 Outstanding Cyber Operator

    An Illinois Air National Guard airman here has been selected to receive the 2016 Information Dominance Award in the Air Force Outstanding Cyber Operations - Non-Commissioned Officer Category.Staff Sgt. Jason A. Patton, a Systems Administrator with the 126th Communications Flight, recently received the announcement that he was selected for this