The 171st Air Refueling Wing is made up of 1,300 personnel and 16 KC-135T Stratotankers. The KC-135s are capable of refueling U.S. and NATO aircraft as well as transporting cargo and passengers worldwide. Additionally, 171st personnel are regularly called upon to assist during natural disasters or civil emergencies. The wing, one of three wings in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, has called Coraopolis its home since 1947.
For more information about the 171st Air Refueling Wing visit http://www.171arw.ang.af.mil/
Media contact: Joan Z. Nissley, 717-861-8720 (office), 717-821-4562 (cell)
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs