NC NOW Special: Refueling the Air Force

Refueling the Air Force: Behind the Scenes of the 916th Air Refueling Wing

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Beginning September 3, 2012, UNC-TV's Jeff Smith takes you into the 916th Air Refueling Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, NC. The 916th is a unit equipped KC-135 Air Force Reserve Air Refueling wing made up of two flying squadrons, the 77th which is an Air Force Reserve unit and the 911th active duty squadron. The wing has 16 KC-135's which are all about 50 years old. Every day the members of the 916th are in action refueling the United States Military from the air both across the United States and around the world.

Join us as we take you along for the ride as the 916th goes through the daily operations. Meet the groups who make up the wing and keep these planes flying. See what it looks like from the refueling bay as well as from a receiving aircraft. This is surely an adventure of excitement and danger. The 916th Air Refueling Wing continues to be an important role in the Air Force of tomorrow.