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USAFR 459th Air Refueling Wing, Andrews AFB


USAFR 459th Air Refueling Wing at Joint Base Andrews (ADW)
ICAO: KADW
FAA: ADW
City: Camp Springs
County: Prince George's
State: Maryland
TRACON:  ?
ARTCC: Washington

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Welcome to the USAFR 459th Air Refueling Wing at Joint Base Andrews (ADW) aviation article, the the Air Refueling Wing stationed at Joint Base Andrews, located in Prince George's County, Maryland.
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The 459th Air Refueling Wing, an Air Force Reserve Command unit based at Andrews Air Force Base, is tasked with providing air refueling support to Air Force units worldwide and is home to eight KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft. A full-time civilian and Air Reserve Technician staff of approximately 220 people provides day-to-day administration and management of the unit. This unit is the only flying AFRC unit in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

The 459th is, during peacetime, under the command and control of Headquarters, AFRC, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. In war or during times of national emergency, the 459th is under the direction of Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

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  • DeeCee

Frequencies used

143.8 -- Command Post

351.2 -- 459th ARW Command Post - Callsign: TIGER OPS/also used recently as an air-to-air frequency. Usage as TIGER OPS has begun on or around 08.23.2007.

378.1 -- 459th ARW Command Post - Callsign: LIBERATOR (NOTE: LIBERATOR shares this frequency with GRIFFIN Command Post).


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