Currently, the 186th is in conversion back to the KC-135R Stratotanker. The KC-135 provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 50 years. This unique asset enhances the Air Force's capability to accomplish its primary mission of global reach. It also provides aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and allied nation aircraft. The KC-135 is also capable of transporting litter and ambulatory patients using patient support pallets during aeromedical evacuations. The history of the 186th Air Refueling Wing on Key Field, the birthplace of air refueling.
186th Air Refueling Wing personnel who want to share news of their accomplishments and achievements with family members and friends can now do it online through the Joint Hometown News Release Program!