The US Air Force announced Wednesday that about 150 personnel from the 92nd Airborne Refueling Wing there deployed four KC-135 Stratotankers to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
Aircraft arrived in Spangdahlem today to augment existing U.S. forces in the military, improve readiness, enhance NATO’s collective defense posture, and enhance capabilities with allied nations and partner. The implementation is with the full cooperation of the German government.
“We are always ready,” said Colonel Cassius Bentley, Commander of the 92nd Refueling Wing. “Our Airline and aircraft staff are always on standby, working hard to ensure that we are ready to assist when called upon. This deployment demonstrates we can provide rapid global mobility, reach, and power.”
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The 92nd aerial refueling wing is the Air Force’s largest active aerial refueling wing, earning the title “Super Tank Wing”. Fairchild directly supports Air Mobility Command’s mission, providing air power globally and deploying expeditionary combat support forces to support contingency requirements worldwide. gender.
“This is purely a defensive force,” said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby. “These additional personnel are being placed in a clear response to the current security environment posed by Russia’s gratuitous invasion of Ukraine, and certainly to help reinforce and strengthen our deterrence and defense capabilities.” leader of the NATO alliance.”
These deployments are made with the full coordination of the host countries and the NATO military administration, and although temporary in nature, they are prudent measures to enhance readiness. and strengthen NATO’s collective defense during this uncertain time.
The 92nd ARW’s aerial refueling capability enhances the Air Force’s ability to accomplish joint force missions with rapid global mobility.