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  • Operational Readiness Inspections prove 126 ARW and 906 ARS capabilities

    Neither the Headquarters Air Mobility Command Inspector General's Team nor Mother Nature had enough in their arsenals to defeat the perseverant and skillful members of the 126th Air Refueling Wing and the 906th Air Refueling Squadron during recent Operational Readiness Inspections.The inspections at Scott AFB were from June 7-12.Operations and
  • Pumping gas in the sky

    "Our mission is to provide air refueling to anyone, anytime, anywhere," said Air Force Maj. Mike O'Koniewski of Edwardsville, deputy chief of scheduling, 108th Air Refueling Squadron, 126th Air Refueling Wing at Scott Air Force Base.The Illinois Air National Guard's 126th Air Refueling Wing, the first air refueling wing in the Air National Guard,
  • In memory - Master Sgt. Robert J. Barajas (Oct. 27 1954 - Jan. 10, 2011)

    The 126th Air Refueling Wing recently lost a dedicated and beloved member on Jan. 10, 2011 when Master Sgt. Robert "Bob" Barajas passed away after a brief battle with cancer.Sergeant Barajas initially joined the USAF Reserves on Mar. 31, 1976 and quickly transitioned to the Active Duty Air Force from Sept. 1976 - Aug. 1978. Sergeant Barajas joined
  • The first air refueling unit of the Air National Guard celebrates their 60th year of flight

    Over 530 Airmen, family members and VIPs enjoyed a night of festivities, fine dining and history at the 60th anniversary celebration of the Illinois Air National Guard's 126th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) Oct. 2 at Scott Air Force Base.The wing held the celebration in one of its hangars, which was decorated with unit memorabilia, classic automobiles
  • Alexander assumes leadership of newly formed squadron

    Major Majornetta Alexander, Commander of the Headquarters Illinois Air National Guard Detachment 2 and Chief of the 635th Supply Chain Management Group (SCMG) Management and Division Systems, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., became the first director of the newly formed 437th Supply Chain Operations Squadron (SCOS), during an assumption of leadership at
  • 126th Force Support Squadron completes bivouac, hones deployment skills

    The 126th Force Support Squadron (FSS) recently participated in a pre-deployment exercise on the grounds of the 126th Air Refueling Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The June 5 exercise was the first of its type since the military personnel flight and the services flight merged in April 2009, forming the current FSS.The
  • 126th ARW RECEIVES NGAUS DISTINGUISHED FLYING AWARD

    The 126th Air Refueling Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., has been awarded a 2010 National Guard Association of the United States Distinguished Flying Unit Plaque. Established in 1959 and first awarded in 1960, the distinguished flying award plaques recognize the five highest-rated outstanding Air National Guard flying
  • 126th FUELS MANAGEMENT FLIGHT RECOGNIZED AS OUTSTANDING FOR 2009

    The 126th Fuels Management flight, 126th Air Refueling Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., was recently named "The Best in the Air National Guard" for its field. The flight was selected as the Air National Guard Outstanding Fuels Management Flight Award Winner for the best fuels operations for 2009.The Fuels Management
  • 126th ARW DEPLOYS MEMBERS IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND COUNTER-DRUG OPERATIONS

    The 126th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) based at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois Air National Guard, has been actively involved in and continues to support Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Recently the 126th ARW began to deploy, and will continue to deploy, more than 280 members in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and more than 40
  • 126th ARW APPROPRIATED $2.1 MILLION TO GO GREEN

    The 126th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) based at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois Air National Guard, was appropriated a $2.1 million repair project, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to repair its Communications Facility. Federal agencies have been mandated to reduce their green house gas emissions and become more energy efficient."This
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