Spouses Take On the Mission

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  • 927 Air Refueling Wing

The 927th Air Refueling Wing hosted a spouse flight February 8, 2020, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., to allow spouses to better understand how their significant others contribute to the overall mission of the 927th ARW.

Spouses were greeted by Col. Doug Stouffer, 927 ARW commander, who provided the spouses with a mission brief and plan for the day.Stouffer also extended his gratitude and appreciation for the spouses for being able to experience the mission.

“Not many get to experience a refueling mission so we are thankful to be able to share that with our spouses,” said Stouffer. “Your support makes us able to do what we do.”

The spouses then boarded one of two KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft for the flight, where they would be able to view an air-to-air refueling mission from the boom pod.

“My husband is a crew chief, so watching this mission allowed me to see how important it is that these aircraft stay perfectly maintained,” said Laura Drake Cole. “It makes it easier to understand temporary duty assignments, deployments and training exercises when they’re away and makes me prouder to hold down the home front.”

After the flight, spouses met with their significant others to gain a deeper insight to the work that their loved ones do during the UTA before departing the base.