Meridian, Miss. Meridian's 186th Air Refueling Wing will embark Tuesday on its first mission since tankers returned to Key Field.
The KC-135 tankers returned to the unit last month. This mission will re-fuel a C-17 attached to the Mississippi Air National Guard in Jackson.
Between 1992 and 2011, the 186th performed over 21,000 such air-to-air refueling missions around the world in both peace time and every major conflict since the first Gulf War.