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The peacetime mission of the 916th Air Refueling Wing is to develop and maintain the operational capability of its subordinate units, to train and equip more than 1100 reserve component members and 240 active component members, and to maintain 16 KC-135R aircraft for worldwide operational commitments. The wing has 16 subordinate units in three groups and one squadron: the 916th Maintenance Group, the 916th Mission Support Group, the 916th Operations Group and the 916th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. Subordinate units include the 911th Air Refueling Squadron, an active associate squadron with operations and maintenance members. Possible taskings for the Operations and Maintenance Groups include air refueling, cargo/troop transport, emergency aeromedical evacuation and emergency war order support. Possible taskings for the Mission Support Group include the support provided by its professionals in its Communications, Civil Engineer, Logistics, Security Forces and Services organizations. The wing's medical professionals ensure all its members are fit and ready to go.


In conjunction with the 4th Fighter Wing and the City of Goldsboro, the 916th Air Refueling Wing hosts a monthly tour the last Thursday of each month.

Tour participants can see the 4th Fighter Wing's weapons load barn and see a KC-135R Stratotanker on display.

For more information regarding the tour or to sign up, contact the City of Goldsboro Travel and Tourism Division at (919) 734-7922 or 1-866-440-2245.