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AFFORGEN-ready: JB MDL completes KC-46A Pegasus certification
November 3, 2023
A KC-46A Pegasus tanker assigned to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., practices refueling operations on another KC-46A en route to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 21, 2023. This joint air interoperability exercise is the first-ever certification event for the KC-46 tankers assigned to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Simonne Barker)

The 305th AMW says 'Can Do' to Dock 46 Two-Bay Hangar
August 24, 2023
Joint Base Leadership and personnel attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the 305th Air Mobility Wing’s Dock 46 Two-Bay Hangar at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. on 24 Aug. 2023. New Jersey 4th District Congressman Chris Smith addressed the audience on the strategic value the facility brings to the KC-46A Pegasus refueling mission. The event concludes four and a half years of planning and 240,650 accident-free man-hours after its initial groundbreaking on December 3, 2018. A military construction project valued at nearly $54 million, the hangar will serve as a mission-critical asset in the KC-46A Pegasus' ability to provide Rapid Global Mobility for the Joint Force.

Bomber Task Force: KC-46 Aircraft fuels interoperability during 12th AF (AFSOUTH) mission
March 31, 2023
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 605th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, pose for a photo during a Bomber Task Force mission at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, March 24, 2023. This mission is another example of accelerating KC-46A Pegasus employment and building interoperability with partner nations while enabling the capability to execute strategic deterrence. As a force multiplier, the KC-46 provides lethality and additional options to project and connect the Joint Force, while extending the operational reach of airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio Avalos)

305th MXS becomes fully-qualified with KC-46
February 10, 2023
Tire of a jet

305th Maintenance Squadron validates new KC-46 capability
August 28, 2022
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Colton Corder, 305th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs a wheel inspection at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. on Aug. 26, 2022. Crew Chiefs in the Wheel and Tire Section of 305 MXS are validating their local ability to breakdown and build-up tire assemblies for the KC-46's main landing gear and nose landing gear. At the beginning of August 2022, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center authorized Main Operating Bases to stand up organic tire change capability. A four member team consisting of Crew Chiefs, Sheet Metal, and Nondestructive Inspection went to Altus Air Force Base for initial training and familiarization. By validating local ability to breakdown and build-up tire assemblies for the KC-46, the 305th MXS brings a new capability to JB MDL and will be able to improve support for the KC-46 throughout the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matt Porter)

Joint Base MDL KC-46 Pegasus takes first local flight
December 7, 2021
Maj. Kristi Miner, 305th Operations Group chief pilot, pilots a KC-46 Pegasus in place to receive fuel from another KC-46, both assigned to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey during their first mission over the North Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 2, 2021. Less than a month after being in the 305th and 514th Air Mobility Wings’ control, the two aircrafts were tasked with their first mission to test the operation and maintenance processes put in place prior to the aircrafts arrival. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ariel Owings)

KC-46A Pegasus arrives on Joint Base MDL
November 9, 2021
Silhouette of 4 airman in front of KC-46

JB MDL hosts KC-46 Familiarization Training
May 27, 2021
87th Security Forces Airmen stand outside a KC-46 Pegasus following familiarization training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 26, 2021. The 3-day training allowed SFS to receive an in-person look at the airframe and a chance to plan for safety procedures in the future. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Shay Stuart)

JB MDL takes first step toward KC-46 with construction groundbreaking
December 3, 2018