Monday, July 25, 2016

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 24 July 2016 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B intercepts and selected ATC call signs logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and list is sorted in date/time order.

AE4E05 02 C102  2016-07-24 23:52:05 C-37A United States USCG | CGAS Washington [KDCA]  
AE0672 63-8014 BACKY95  2016-07-24 23:34:06 KC-135R United States AFRC | 916ARW | 77ARS [KGSB]  
AE0192 84-0125 SPAR978  2016-07-24 22:58:08 C-21A United States CT ANG | 103FW | 118FS [KBDL]  
AE58E5 166244 ??? ---   2016-07-24 22:40:06 T-6B United States   ---
AE12BB 69-5828 FLIP33  2016-07-24 19:36:11 MC-130P United States USAF | 1SOW | 9SOS [KHRT]  
AE074E 163836 ---   2016-07-24 19:08:09 UC-12M United States USN | Oceana  5656  25000 
ADFCE5 94-0134 ---   2016-07-24 19:02:09 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF  
AE58EE 166253 ??? ---   2016-07-24 18:40:12 T-6B United States   ---
AE171D ------ ---   2016-07-24 17:50:10 T-6B ??? United States USN |  4023  28000 
ADFE83 92-0548 DAWG25  2016-07-24 16:54:13 C-130H United States GA ANG | 165AW | 158AS [KSAV]  
AE01AA 84-0071 SWIFT01  2016-07-24 15:52:06 C-21A United States MI ANG | 110FW | 172AS [KBTL]  2167  34975 
ADFEBE 96-0108 ---   2016-07-24 15:50:19 UC-35a1 United States US Army | OSACOM PAT [KADW?]  
ADFE60 90-1797 JESSE 97  2016-07-24 15:44:08 C-130H United States MO ANG | 139AW | 180AS [KSTJ]  1327  21000 
AE040B 165739 RANGR42  2016-07-24 15:36:10 KC-130J United States USMC | VMGR-234 [KNFW]  ---  19500 
AE1195 166473 RANGR41  2016-07-24 15:36:10 KC-130J United States USMC | VMGR-234 [KNFW]  
AE05DE 87-9281 PITT81  2016-07-24 15:22:13 C-130H United States AFRC | 914AW | 328AS [KIAG]  2504  20000 
AD1149 11-3016 HOUND93  2016-07-24 14:56:05 C-146A United States USAF | 27SOW | 524SOS [KCVS]  ---  23975 
AE5775 10-002xx ---   2016-07-24 14:00:08 C-12V United States US army | 2-228 AVN  

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 23 July 2016 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B intercepts and selected ATC call signs logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and list is sorted in date/time order.

AE20C9 07-7188 RCH585  2016-07-23 22:28:06 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  5652  31000 
AE059F 61-0294 BACKY93  2016-07-23 22:10:08 KC-135R United States AFRC | 916ARW | 77ARS [KGSB]  
ADFDEC 94-6707 ---   2016-07-23 20:02:16 C-130H United States GA ANG | 165AW | 158AS [KSAV]  
AE1195 166473 RANGR28  2016-07-23 19:20:05 KC-130J United States USMC | VMGR-234 [KNFW]  
AE07AF 61-0275 UTAH63  2016-07-23 15:58:17 KC-135R United States UT ANG | 151ARW | 191ARS [KSLC]  
AE03FC 84-0176 ---   2016-07-23 14:36:09 C-12U United States USARMY  
AE5719 168981 CNV4482  2016-07-23 13:26:17 C-40A United States USNR | VR-61 [KNUW]  6033  40000 
00000A Various ---   2016-07-23 12:50:14 Various Various ---  7255  30500 
AE01EC 97-3020 ---   2016-07-23 03:20:04 T-6A United States USAF  
AE0201 98-3541 ---   2016-07-23 01:56:02 T-6A United States USAF | 14FTW | 41FTS [KCBM]  
AE1738 06-3838 ---   2016-07-23 01:46:06 T-6A United States USAF  
AE1128 02-3652 ---   2016-07-23 01:44:04 T-6A United States USAF  
AE174D 06-3859 ---   2016-07-23 01:38:06 T-6A United States USAF  
AE01ED 97-3021 ---   2016-07-23 01:34:06 T-6A United States USAF | 14FTW | 41FTS [KCBM]  
AE174B 06-3857 ---   2016-07-23 01:30:07 T-6A United States USAF  
ADFDEC 94-6707 DAWG85  2016-07-23 00:46:06 C-130H United States GA ANG | 165AW | 158AS [KSAV]  
AE54B3 10-0223 RCH921  2016-07-23 00:06:06 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  2601  36000   



Saturday, July 23, 2016

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 22 July 2016 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B intercepts and selected ATC call signs logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and list is sorted in date/time order.

ADFEB6 75-0125 CADDY55  2016-07-22 22:30:09 E-4B United States USAF | 55WG | 1ACCS [KOFF]  
ADFD09 95-0061 ---   2016-07-22 21:40:05 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 14FTW | 48FTS  
ADFD01 95-0053 ---   2016-07-22 20:20:06 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 14FTW | 48FTS  
AE02D9 89-1181 ---   2016-07-22 20:00:10 C-130H United States AR ANG | 189AW | 154TS [KLRF]  2062  22000 
AE58E5 166244 ??? ---   2016-07-22 19:32:09 T-6B United States   ---
AE58ED 166252 ??? ---   2016-07-22 19:28:06 T-6B United States ---  1200  5100 
AE022D 86-0036 DUCE17  2016-07-22 18:24:12 KC-10A United States USAF | 305AMW [KWRI]  ---  35025 
AE040B 165739 RANGR20  2016-07-22 18:10:18 KC-130J United States USMC | VMGR-234 [KNFW]  
AE5735 169018 RANGR29  2016-07-22 18:08:09 KC-130J United States USMC | VMGR-234 [KNFW]  3440  21000 
AE02D9 89-1181 DAWG55  2016-07-22 18:06:15 C-130H United States AR ANG | 189AW | 154TS [KLRF]  2062  22000 
AE0800 98-0054 TURTLE8  2016-07-22 17:34:13 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  
AE0672 63-8014 BACK95  2016-07-22 17:26:18 KC-135R United States AFRC | 916ARW | 77ARS [KGSB]  5710  26200 
AE119C 03-3119 RCH269  2016-07-22 17:24:12 C-17A United States USAF | 305AMW | 6AS [KWRI]  
ADFEDD 86-0087 PATQ087  2016-07-22 16:24:12 C-12U United States PA ARNG | OSACOM DET-22 [KMUI]  
AE0471 57-1451 SODA81  2016-07-22 15:44:09 KC-135R United States TN ANG | 134ARW | 151ARS [KTYS]  
AE00E7 ------ ---   2016-07-22 15:44:06 T-38C United States   ---
AE038B 62-3543 DECEE51  2016-07-22 15:36:07 KC-135R United States AFRC | 459ARW | 756ARS [KADW]  
AE06E4 163836 ??? ---   2016-07-22 14:28:11 UC-12F United States USNAVY  
AE0158 58-0112 E80112  2016-07-22 13:58:48 KC-135T United States PA ANG | 171ARW [KPIT]  
AB3FDA 08-0718 80718  2016-07-22 12:34:19 U-28A United States USAF | 1SOW | 319SOS [KHRT]  
AE0434 66045 ??? ---   2016-07-22 05:00:07 CN-235 United States USAF | 427SOS [KPOB]  
AE4EC6 168761 PELCN33  2016-07-22 02:34:06 P-8A United States USN |  ---  37000 
AE596F 13-5790 KING21  2016-07-22 01:38:07 HC-130J United States USAF | 23 Wing | 71RQS [KVAD]  
AE093D 01-0301 ---   2016-07-22 00:12:05 UC-35a1 United States US Army | OSACOM PATD [KADW]  
ADFDB9 93-1039 COBB39  2016-07-22 00:10:08 C-130H United States AFRC | 94AW | 700AS [KMGE]  

Friday, July 22, 2016

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 21 July 2016 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B intercepts and selected ATC call signs logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and list is sorted in date/time order.

ADFE95 95-0096/95-0088 PAT519  2016-07-21 22:38:07 C-12R+ United States USARMY  ---  25000 
ADFED0 85-1262 ---   2016-07-21 20:50:10 C-12U United States USARMY (OSACOM Det25 TNArNG)  6057  23975 
ADFCE9 94-0138 ---   2016-07-21 20:26:10 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 14FTW | 48FTS  
ADFD03 95-0055 ---   2016-07-21 20:20:07 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 14FTW | 48FTS  
0D0950 --- ---   2016-07-21 20:12:07 --- Mexico ---  2770  38000 
AE0446 99-6143 ---   2016-07-21 20:08:05 C-32B United States USAF | 486FLTS [KVPS]  ---  39975 
ADFED0 85-1262 PAT405  2016-07-21 18:28:12 C-12U United States USARMY (OSACOM Det25 TNArNG)  6057  23975 
AE1438 166713 LOBO713  2016-07-21 18:10:23 UC-35D United States USNavy  7065  8675 
AE05E1 87-9285 ---   2016-07-21 17:50:16 C-130H United States AFRC | 914AW | 328AS [KIAG]  7174  22900 
AE02D9 89-1181 DAWG55  2016-07-21 16:20:11 C-130H United States AR ANG | 189AW | 154TS [KLRF]  
AE05E1 87-9285 PITT85  2016-07-21 15:38:25 C-130H United States AFRC | 914AW | 328AS [KIAG]  7174  22900 
ADFED3 85-1265 PAT1265  2016-07-21 15:28:08 C-12U United States VA ARNG | OSACOM VA RFC [KDAA]  4073  25975 
ADFDBA 93-1040 TITAN83  2016-07-21 14:50:33 C-130H United States AFRC | 94AW | 700AS [KMGE]  
AE57C3 168998 TRDNT12  2016-07-21 14:50:33 P-8A United States USN |  ---  24850 
ADFEBE 96-0108 ---   2016-07-21 14:44:06 UC-35a1 United States US Army | OSACOM PAT [KADW?]  2003  41000 
AE4EBE 168440 VVLL812  2016-07-21 13:08:05 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  ---  21375 
AE0434 66045 ??? ---   2016-07-21 01:02:07 CN-235 United States USAF | 427SOS [KPOB]  
AE04B7 58-0004 DIXIE37  2016-07-21 00:02:07 KC-135R United States AL ANG | 117ARW | 106ARS [KBHM]  

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 20 July 2016 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B intercepts and selected ATC call signs logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and list is sorted in date/time order.

AE2FB0 08-8204 RCH949  2016-07-20 22:40:04 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  1650  36000 
AE13D1 04-1778 ---   2016-07-20 22:06:09 C-37B United States USARMY | OSACOM PATD [KADW]  7450  45000 
ADFE67 91-1236 DERBY21  2016-07-20 21:44:04 C-130H United States KY ANG | 123AW | 165AS [KSDF]  ---  ---
ADFD0A 95-0062 ---   2016-07-20 21:38:07 T-1A Jayhawk United States USAF | 14FTW | 48FTS  ---  ---
ADD445 N990ST NRG90  2016-07-20 21:06:12 737-4Y0 United States National Nuclear Safety Administration  2413  33000 
AE0977 165834 CNV4302  2016-07-20 19:50:10 C-40A United States USNR | VR-58 [KNIP]  ---  ---
AE04DA 165832 CNV4646  2016-07-20 19:38:14 C-40A United States USNR | VR-58 [KNIP]  ---  ---
AE0415 164388 GAMBA71  2016-07-20 19:28:10 E-6B United States USN | SCW-1 [KTIK]  ---  ---
AE1199 03-3116 RCH565  2016-07-20 18:54:14 C-17A United States MS ANG | 172AW | 183AS [KJAN]  5605  35000 
00000A Various ---   2016-07-20 18:40:07 Various Various ---  ---  ---
AE1531 06-4633 GLEAN67  2016-07-20 17:50:14 C-130J-30 United States USAF | 19AW [KLRF]  ---  ---
29CBB8 various ---   2016-07-20 17:32:08 various various Various  ---  ---
AE07D4 90-0535 RCH402  2016-07-20 17:24:10 C-17A United States AFRC | 445AW | 89AS [KFFO]  ---  ---
AE04AF 165741 ---   2016-07-20 16:42:26 UC-35 United States MAW-4  2432  41000 
AE4F16 10-0222 ---   2016-07-20 16:36:08 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  ---  27275 
AE57C3 168998 00000000  2016-07-20 16:34:26 P-8A United States USN |  0701  30000 
AE035C 58-0062 ---   2016-07-20 16:34:25 KC-135T United States MI ANG | 127WG | 171ARS [KMTC]  ---  ---
AE2FA2 08-8190 ---   2016-07-20 16:34:25 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  ---  26975 
AE04DF 58-0088 ---   2016-07-20 16:32:08 KC-135T United States MI ANG | 127WG | 171ARS [KMTC]  2541  27000 
AE03FA 84-0146 PAT287  2016-07-20 16:24:09 C-12U United States Det8/NH-ArNG  6272  23950 
AE4F16 10-0222 MOOSE12  2016-07-20 15:58:24 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  ---  27275 
AE2FA2 08-8190 MOOSE11  2016-07-20 15:54:24 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  ---  26975 
AE035C 58-0062 JEEP32  2016-07-20 15:52:20 KC-135T United States MI ANG | 127WG | 171ARS [KMTC]  ---  ---
AE20C2 07-7181 RCH725  2016-07-20 15:52:19 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  7161  34000 
AE04DF 58-0088 JEEP31  2016-07-20 15:50:21 KC-135T United States MI ANG | 127WG | 171ARS [KMTC]  2541  27000 
AE0178 84-0129 REACH667  2016-07-20 14:34:19 C-21A United States USAF | 375AW | 457AS [KADW]  ---  ---
AE1211 03-0726 ---   2016-07-20 13:20:08 UC-35C United States USARC | 2-228 AVN  ---  ---
AE13D1 04-1778 R1778  2016-07-20 12:06:25 C-37B United States USARMY | OSACOM PATD [KADW]  7450  45000 
AE04B7 58-0004 DIXIE52  2016-07-20 01:12:03 KC-135R United States AL ANG | 117ARW | 106ARS [KBHM]  ---  ---
AE5772 10-00256 ---   2016-07-20 00:58:09 C-12V United States ---  ---  ---

US Military Preps F-35 for Operations, Including Possible ISIS Strikes



FARNBOROUGH, England -- The Marines' F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has four deployments lined up across the next five years, a senior official said this week -- and some of them could take it into the heart of the coalition fight against the Islamic State.

Speaking at the Farnborough International Airshow on Monday, Col. William Lieblein said by 2021 the aircraft will have completed three shipboard pumps with a Marine Expeditionary Unit, and one on an aircraft carrier.

"2021 will be here before we know it," he said. "And that's about the same time we start really standing up a significant number of squadrons."

The F-35B "jump jet" variant of the Lockheed Martin aircraft declared initial operational capability just a year ago, and its first deployment has already been announced: Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 [VMFA-121], in Yuma, Arizona, will move permanently forward to Okinawa, Japan, where the aircraft will be sent out aboard the 31st MEU, which is also permanently forward-based in the Pacific.

Lieblein said other F-35 squadrons will then deploy with two West Coast MEUs, though he could not specify which units would take out the aircraft or when those deployments would take place. The three West Coast MEUs, based at Camp Pendleton, California, are the 11th, 13th and 15th. The 13th MEU deployed in February and began launching airstrikes on Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria from the Persian Gulf.

Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns confirmed that it was a "very real possibility" that a West Coast-based MEU with a squadron of F-35s aboard could receive a similar tasking.

The first carrier deployment for the Marines will come in 2020, Lieblein said. While he could not name the carrier to deploy the aircraft, a Marine official said it may be the USS George H.W. Bush. The Marine Corps plans to acquire 63 F-35C carrier-variant Joint Strike Fighters, which have larger wings and foldable wingtips and are designed for arrested recovery landings. The F-35C is set to achieve IOC in 2018 or early 2019, shortly ahead of the planned deployment.

Lieblein said the transit across the Atlantic of three F-35Bs, two Marine Corps aircraft and one Royal Air Force bird, to the United Kingdom for participation in the Royal International Air Tattoo and Farnborough was a confidence-builder and was accomplished seamlessly, with the same mission profile and the same number of in-flight tanking evolutions that Lieblein had previously done in a Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet.

"That was a major milestone for us and it demonstrated to ourselves and to everyone else that we can forward deploy this program whenever we want to," he said.

The F-35B is set to enter full-rate production in 2018, and the Marines' aggressive deployment schedule demonstrates how eager officials are to make use of the long-awaited platform.
But it's possible U.S. troops won't have to wait until late 2017 or 2018 to test the mettle of the fifth-generation fighter in combat.

The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Herb "Hawk" Carlisle, said Wednesday that he was prepared to deploy the F-35A Air Force variant immediately after the aircraft reaches IOC later this year.

"The minute I declare initial operational capability, if the combatant commander calls me up and says they needed F-35s, I would send them," Carlisle said, according to Bloomberg News.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cleveland RNC CAP Update - 7/19/2016

Chris on the Milcom group has passed along the following information regarding the NORAD CAP in Cleveland for the RNC:


"260.900 with Sonic (fighter) and Gasman (tanker). Air to air 247.050 and 121.500 was active."

Chris' intercept on 247.050 for A/A has been used before and we believe is part of a subset of  frequencies used in CONUS.

So keep an eye on the following freqs nationwide for some interesting ops from time to time.

228.150  231.750  235.950  239.550  243.475  245.050  247.050  251.725  256.100  257.450  262.850  265.975  267.475  270.150  270.950  274.075  275.000  277.350  279.175  283.050  284.800  288.550  289.500  290.000  291.000  305.550  327.450  349.550  369.275  377.700


Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 19 July 2016 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B intercepts and selected ATC call signs logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and list is sorted in date/time order.

ADFD7D 91-0513 ---   2016-07-19 22:28:08 C-26D United States SC ARNG |OSACOM DET-24  7143  20000 
AE57B4 168848 TRDNT24  2016-07-19 21:52:05 P-8A United States USN |  ---  35000 
AE04AD 99-0104 ---   2016-07-19 21:12:04 UC-35a1 United States USARC | A/2-228 AVN (TA) [KWRI ]  1331  31700 
ADFEE1 87-0161 PAT090  2016-07-19 20:06:09 C-12U United States AL ARNG | OSACOM DET-5  2323  23925 
0A400A 7T-VPM ---   2016-07-19 19:00:08 Gulfstream IVSP Algeria 2ETTL  0702  40000 
ADFEA2 96-7322 ANVIL50  2016-07-19 18:22:13 C-130H United States AFRC | 302AW | 731AS [KCOS]  0722  23100 
ADFF00 96-0112 ---   2016-07-19 17:56:04 C-12J United States USARMY | CARA AVN SECTION [KAPG]  5634  25000 
ADFEBE 96-0108 ---   2016-07-19 17:40:10 UC-35a1 United States US Army | OSACOM PAT [KADW?]  ---  ---
AE119C 03-3119 RCH220  2016-07-19 17:32:12 C-17A United States USAF | 305AMW | 6AS [KWRI]  3633  36000 
ADFEB6 75-0125 FILEES1  2016-07-19 16:50:17 E-4B United States USAF | 55WG | 1ACCS [KOFF]  6650  30075 
AE4EB7 168433 ---   2016-07-19 16:48:08 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  ---  35000 
00000A Various ---   2016-07-19 16:46:10 Various Various ---  3022  24300 
AE4AE6 09-0015 VENUS95  2016-07-19 16:46:10 C-32A United States USAF | 89AW | 1AS [KADW]  6502  30025 
ADFE4D 94-0321 ---   2016-07-19 16:30:16 C-12R United States USARC | 6-52 AVN (TA)  ---  26000 
ADFDD6 95-6712 ANVIL21  2016-07-19 16:06:22 C-130H United States WV ANG | 130AW | 130AS [KCRW]  1402  22000 
AE0389 62-3514 TOPCAT1  2016-07-19 16:02:17 KC-135R United States NJ ANG | 108W | 141ARS [KWRI]  1135  27000 
ADFE4D 94-0321 PAT135  2016-07-19 14:30:37 C-12R United States USARC | 6-52 AVN (TA)  ---  26000 
AE4EB7 168433 LANCR13  2016-07-19 13:24:08 P-8A United States USN | VP-30 [KNIP]  ---  35000 
ADD445 N990ST NRG90  2016-07-19 13:20:07 737-4Y0 United States National Nuclear Safety Administration  5715  32025 
AE0169 86-0204 ---   2016-07-19 11:50:25 C-20B United States USAF | 89AW | 99AS [KADW]  ---  ---

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Mode-S/ADS Milcom Intercepts 17-18 July 2016 - Brasstown NC

Here is the latest round of Mode-S/ADS-B intercepts and selected ATC call signs logged from here on the radio ranch in WNC. All dates/times are UTC and list is sorted in date/time order.

ADFEDB 86-0085 00000000  2016-07-18 23:56:59 C-12U United States NM ARNG | OSACOM DET-44 [KSAF]  1530  17025 
AE07E9 95-0106 TNCAN52  2016-07-18 23:41:17 C-17A United States USAF | 62AW [KTCM]  ---  ---
AE04AD 99-0104 ---   2016-07-18 20:08:13 UC-35a1 United States USARC | A/2-228 AVN (TA) [KWRI ]  ---  ---
29CBB8 various ---   2016-07-18 18:26:52 various various Various  ---  ---
AE0178 84-0129 REACH69  2016-07-18 17:57:39 C-21A United States USAF | 375AW | 457AS [KADW]  ---  ---
AE07E6 95-0103 BOE28  2016-07-18 17:34:38 C-17A United States USAF | 62AW [KTCM]  ---  ---
AE1395 61-4856 ---   2016-07-18 16:58:36 T-38C United States USN | TPS [KNHK]  ---  ---
AE138E 67-4943 ---   2016-07-18 14:56:58 T-38C United States USN | TPS [KNHK]  7245  27950 
AE49C2 09-9206 ---   2016-07-18 14:05:20 C-17A United States USAF | 437AW [KCHS]  ---  ---
00014A 163839 ---   2016-07-18 13:25:32 UC-12M United States USMC  6227  24000 
AE1443 05-8157 HOBBY45  2016-07-17 23:38:25 C-130J-30 United States AFRC | 403AW | 815AS [KBIX] 1023  24950
AE1E7E 166032 ---   2016-07-17 22:03:49 T-6B United States USN | TAW-5 | VT-3  ---  ---
AE4A11 166136 ---   2016-07-17 21:37:39 T-6B United States USN |  ---  ---
ADFEE1 87-0161 PAT583  2016-07-17 18:39:49 C-12U United States AL ARNG | OSACOM DET-5  5624  23950 
280000 01-2001/N459PC ---   2016-07-17 18:13:57 F-15/PC112 Various USAFE | 48FW [EGUL] ---  ---

Beale reserve unit returns to refueling mission

Thanks to Iden on SoCalMilcom for the heads up. What frequency will they use for their CP? Will it be the old Tahoe Control on 256.025 MHz? Who will be the first to log it?



“After nearly 8 years, KC-135s are coming back to Beale”
KC-135R 60-0323 (ex-434ARW) Arrived on the base July 10.

USAF Photo

 BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Air Force Reserve's 940th Wing here was officially redesignated as the 940th Air Refueling Wing on April 29.

The wing will change from the C2ISR (command, control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) mission to the air refueling mission and fly KC-135 Stratotanker, which has provided aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force for more than 50 years.

The redesignation and mission change will also see the unit change Numbered Air Force organizational assignments from 10th Air Force, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, to 4th Air Force, March Air Reserve Base, California

Historically, the 940th flew Stratotankers for more than three decades until the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission re-aligned the unit.

An air refueling wing since 1977, the unit moved from Mather AFB, California, to McClellan AFB, California, in 1993, and then here in 1998. The former two bases have since closed.

The official ceremony to celebrate the mission redesignation is schedule June 4 at 10 a.m. More information for the ceremony will be released in upcoming weeks.

The first mission-ready KC-135 Stratotanker arrived at Beale Air Force Base July 10 (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brenda Davis)