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  • The Path to Command

    Colonel Nicolas Henschel took a unique route to arrive as the new commander of the 126th Air Refueling Wing.Most of Henschel’s youth was enjoyed in Dillon, Montana, a small town with a population of about 1,000 situated just north of Idaho Falls near the border.

  • Navigating the Cyber Frontier: The 126 ARW Way

    The Department of the Air Force is highlighting cybersecurity this month and this year's overarching theme is "Cybersecurity – Every Airman, Every Guardian – Mission Possible!"Airmen and Guardians play a critical role in maintaining operational security. From practicing a safe online presence, to

  • Multi-Capable Airmen, the Future of the 126 ARW

    The 126th Maintenance Group, assigned to the Illinois Air National Guard, earned their seventh top mission capability rating for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-135 Stratotanker fleet and now aims for greater heights by implementing the Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment program.

  • 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

  • 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


    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