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Military Aviation at TYS: Delivering ‘Beans, Beds, and Bullets’

Episode Description

For this month’s episode, we took our podcast on the road and visited the Tennessee Air National Guard Base, which is located across the runway from TYS. We spoke with the Wing Commander and the Vice Wing Commander of the 134th Air Refueling Wing and learned more about their global, state, and local missions. From talking about the 134th Air Refueling Wing’s 60-year history and its $172 million annual economic impact, to hearing about how they operate their ‘orbiting gas station’, this episode introduces you to military aviation and the people and aircraft that make each mission successful.

Guest in this Episode
  • Col. Thomas “Tommy” Cauthen, Wing Commander
  • Col. Martin “Lee” Hartley, Vice Commander

*Col. Hartley became Wing Commander on August 5, 2018. Col. Cauthen is continuing his military career as director of staff-air at Tennessee’s Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville.

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Music in this Episode
  • Birdy by KV
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