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The 916th Air Refueling Wing (916 ARW) is a wing of the United States Air Force based out of Seymour Johnson Air Force Basemarker, North Carolinamarker.


Fly the KC-135R Statotanker in air-to-air refueling missions.


As a reserve unit, the 916th conducted air and ground training activities, airlifting personnel and cargo in support of active duty forces worldwide. It has supported missions included military airlifts to South Vietnam beginning in 1965 and to U.S. forces in the Dominican Republicmarker during a 1965 crisis. It also participated in numerous humanitarian airlift missions.

Since October 1986 it has flown air mobility operational and training missions within and beyond the United States. It refueled aircraft and airlifted passengers and cargo for various training exercises and contingency and humanitarian operations around the world.


Previous designations

  • 916th Troop Carrier Group (1962 – 1965)
  • 916th Air Transport Group (1965 – 1966)
  • 916th Military Airlift Group (1966 – 1986)
  • 916th Air Refueling Group (1986 – 1994)
  • 916th Air Refueling Wing (1994 – Present)


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Subordinate organizations

77th Air Refueling Squadron Patch
916th Operations Group (916 OG)

916th Maintenance Group (916 MXG)
  • 916th Maintenance Squadron (916 MXS)
  • 916th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (916 AMXS)
  • 916th Maintenance Operations Flight (916 MOF)
  • 911th Air Refueling Squadron (911 ARS) (Active Duty)

916th Mission Support Group (916 MSG)
  • 916th Civil Engineering Squadron (916 CES)
  • 916th Logistics Readiness Squadron (916 LRS)
  • 916th Security Forces Squadron (916 SFS)
  • 716th Communications Flight (716 CF)
  • 916th Communications Flight (916 CF)
  • 916th Mission Support Flight (916 MSF)
  • 916th Services Flight (916 SVF)

916th Aerospace Medical Squadron (916 AMDS)

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