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903d Air Refueling Squadron
903d Air Refueling Squadron - SAC - Emblem.png
Emblem of the 903d Air Refueling Squadron
Active 1959-1976
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Air Refueling
Role Aerial Refueling
Motto(s) Latin: Vires per Unitatem (Strength Through Unity)
Decorations Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

The 903d Air Refueling Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the 100th Bombardment Wing, stationed at Beale AFB, California. It was inactivated on 30 September 1976 and its remaining personnel and equipment assigned to the 9th Air Refueling Squadron.

Established on 1 April 1959 by Strategic Air Command at Beale AFB and equipped with KC-135 Stratotankers. Mission was to provide to the B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers of its parent 4126th Strategic Wing and other USAF units as directed. Transferred to 456th Strategic Aerospace Wing in 1963 when SAC redesignated its parent wing to an AFCON organization.

Reassigned to the 17th Bombardment Wing in 1975 when the 17th replaced the 456th at Beale inactivated in 1976 when the 100th Air Refueling Wing replaced the 17th.


  • Constituted as the 903d Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy on 9 March 1959
Activated on 1 April 1959
Inactivated on 30 September 1976


  • 4126th Strategic Wing: 1 April 1959
  • 456th Strategic Aerospace Wing (later 456th Bombardment Wing): 1 February 1963
  • 17th Bombardment Wing: 30 September 1975 - 30 September 1975=6


  • Beale Air Force Base, California, 1 April 1959 - 30 September 1976


  • Boeing KC-125 Stratotanker, 1959-1976


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