The 157th Operations Group conducts flight operations for the 157th Air Refueling Wing. It is comprised of the New Hampshire Air National Guard's 133rd Air Refueling Squadron and the U.S. Air Force 64th Air Refueling Squadron.
The 157th ARW flies the KC-135R aerial refueling platform, operating out of Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H. Its mission is to support the Air Mobility Command directed Global Reach mission.
The 157 ARW and the N.H. ANG are proud to be at the forefront of our Nation's Defense. We pride ourselves on being able to provide aerial refueling support anytime, in almost any conditions and in every theater of operations around the globe.
The 133rd Air Refueling Squadron (133rd ARS) is a subordinate unit of the 157th Air Refueling Wing's 157th Operations Group. The 133rd ARS proudly flies the KC-135R Stratotanker and will soon take delivery of the Air Force's newest tanker, the KC-46A Pegasus.
For more than 50 years, the KC-135 has provided Global Reach and Power through aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and allied nation aircraft.
Other missions of the 133rd ARS include aeromedical evacuation, cargo transport and passenger transport (Space A Travel).
The 64th Air Refueling Squadron (64ARS) is a part of the 22nd Operations Group, McConnell Air Force Base, but is operationally assigned to the 157th Air Refueling Wing, 157th Operations Group.
The aim of the Total Force Integration effort is to integrate regular U.S. Air Force airlift and tanker flying units with existing Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force Reserve wings, with the intention of sharing operations and maintenance functions, increasing active duty access to aircraft to meet steady state operational requirements, and taking advantage of the opportunity to season Air Force personnel with the operational experience located in Air Reserve Components.
The 260th Air Traffic Control Squadron (260ATCS) is a tenant located at Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth, N.H.
The 260 ATCS gaining command is Air Combat Command, another major command of the U.S. Air Force.