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336th Air Refueling Squadron
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336th Air Refueling Squadron Patch
Active 3 November 1942 – 31 March 1944
26 June 1949 – 1 February 1953
since 1 April 1953
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Aerial refueling
Part of Air Force Reserve Command
4th Air Force
452d Air Mobility Wing
452d Operations Group
Garrison/HQ March Joint Air Reserve Base
Decorations Outstanding Unit ribbon.svg AFOUA
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Aircraft flown
Tanker KC-135 Stratotanker

The 336th Air Refueling Squadron (336 ARS) is a United States Air Force Reserve squadron, assigned to the 452d Operations Group, stationed at March Joint Air Reserve Base, California. The squadron is a corollary unit of the active duty 92d Air Refueling Squadron, 92d Air Refueling Wing (92 ARW), Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington.


The squadron operates the KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft conducting aerial refueling missions.


The squadron conducted operational training from, February–March 1943 and replacement training from, April 1943 – March 1944. It transported U.S. Army troops and cargo, provided aerial resupply, and dropped paratroopers within the U.S. from, May 1951 – January 1953 and performed similar duties worldwide from, April 1953 – June 1976. The 336th has performed aerial refueling worldwide since 1977.[1]


  • World War II


  • 536th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) (1942–1949)
  • 336th Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium (1949–1966)
  • 336th Military Airlift Squadron (1966–1972)
  • 336th Tactical Airlift Squadron (1972–1976)
  • 336th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy (1976–1992)
  • 336th Air Refueling Squadron (since 1992)
Designated as 336th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron when squadron components deployed to support Air Expeditionary operations after 1 October 1994.


Bases stationed

Aircraft operated


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