Nebraska ANG KC-135

Beginning as the 173rd Fighter Squadron in 1946, the Nebraska Air National Guard traces its lineage to the 401st Pursuit Squadron; a WWII combat unit that operated the P-38 Lightning.  Over the more than 75 years that followed, our mission evolved to meet the demanding needs of our state and nation.  Since 1992 the 155th Air Refueling Wing has operated the KC-135R Stratotanker.  We routinely conduct missions on behalf of U.S. combatant commands including U.S. Strategic Command supporting Nuclear Deterrence, Global Reach mobility and Global Power missions around the world.

The National Guard’s ability to answer the call in times of local and state emergencies, while continuously providing mission ready airmen and equipment in support of our national military objectives, offers a unique combination of value to U.S. taxpayers, and a range of options to U.S. policy makers that is unmatched. The professionalism, dedication, and work-ethic of our Wing's airmen are a direct reflection of our state, and we proudly embrace our nickname as the “Hustlin' Huskers".

Nebraska’s communities have been a continuous source of support for our airmen through countless deployments.  That support and patriotism enables our members to be incredibly effective in their pursuit of excellence.  We thank our communities, towns and cities for your support and invite you to explore this website to learn more about the 155th Air Refueling Wing and your Nebraska Air National Guard.