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The End of an Era
June 22, 2023
The retirement of the final KC-10 Extender represents a transition toward a more modern and advanced Total Force tanker enterprise within the United States Air Force. Select portions of the legacy tanker fleet were gradually divested, which allowed for the recapitalization of the aging tanker fleet, while also maintaining its aerial refueling capability and capacity for the warfighter.

305th AMW Wing Photos 2023
May 10, 2023
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing pose for a flight line photo on 10 May, 2023 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The 305th AMW extends America's global reach by generating, mobilizing and deploying KC-10 Extenders and C-17 Globemaster III’s to conduct strategic airlift and air refueling missions worldwide. In November 2021, the wing began transitioning to the new KC-46A Pegasus air refueling aircraft. Additionally, the Wing operates two of America's largest strategic aerial ports supporting the delivery of cargo and personnel to combatant commanders abroad.

305th MXS conducts final KC-10 inspection
April 11, 2023
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Austin Mooney, 305th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, removes a panel during the final KC-10 Extender inspection at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 10, 2023.

Travis AFB conducts combined KC-10, KC-46 integrated mission sortie training
February 10, 2023
Two airplanes on the flight line.

McGuire's last KC-10 Extender returns from CENTCOM
April 21, 2022
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 32nd Air Refueling Squadron pose for a photo in front of the last KC-10 Extender from Central Command at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Apr. 19, 2022. The return marks an end to over thirty years of air refueling support provided to the U.S. and coalition partners through both peace and war, beginning with Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990-91, through the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and punctuated by Operation Allies Refuge in 2021.

Airmen fly final McGuire AFB KC-10 deployment sortie
April 12, 2022
U.S. Air Force Capt. Gavin Owens 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron aircraft commander, Capt. Kevin Cabusora, 908th EARS aircraft commander, Airman 1st Class Lauren Hotaling, 908th EARS in-flight refueling specialist, and Tech. Sgt. Justin Lassiter, 908th EARS instructor flight engineer, pose for a photo in front of a KC-10 Extender at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, April 7, 2022. The crew deployed from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, and are the last crew to fly a KC-10 sortie deployed. McGuire AFB will cease their KC-10 deployments as the base is transitioning to fly the KC-46 Pegasus. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)

305th AMW conducts training mission during RE22
April 7, 2022
F-22 Raptor receives boom

305th AMW conducts Women’s History Month KC-10 Flight
March 31, 2022
A group of women pose for a photo

Fueling NORAD exercises and partnerships: 305AMW supports Amalgam Dart 21-2
April 6, 2021
A United States Air Force KC-10 Extender gets refueled before heading to Thule, Greenland for Exercise AMALGAM DART 21-2, outside of Hangar 1, 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, on March 22, 2021.

87th Air Base Wing welcomes new Vice Commander
July 27, 2020
Photo of a U.S. Air Force colonel posing.