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157th Air Refueling Wing
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Welcome to the 157th Air Refueling Wing

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Welcome to the official public Web site of the 157th Air Refueling Wing. This Web site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of the 157th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Office, the New Hampshire Air National Guard and the Air National Guard.

our Mission is Air Refueling

Mission and Vision

N.H. ANG Mission Statement
The Nation's premier team of total force Airmen, preserving, protecting, and serving the United States at home and abroad.

Our Vision

The Air National Guard’s premier Total Force Air Refueling Wing supporting agile Global Reach, Mobility and Power, while leading Domestic emergency response capability serving America and our New Hampshire communities in partnership with Family and employers.

Current Aircraft

The KC-135 Stratotanker 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 missions of Global Reach and Global Power. It also provides aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy and 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. KC-135 Stratotanker Fact Sheet

ANG Information

ANG State Mission

When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.

ANG Federal Mission

The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.