The Secretary of the Air Force is Deborah Lee James, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force is Gen. David L. Goldfein, the Vice Chief of Staff is Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force is CMSAF James A. Cody.
Public Affairs is the focal point for providing information on 161st Air Refueling Wing issues, programs and base events to airmen, the community and members of the news media. The 161st ARW Public Affairs office can provide base tours and speakers for civic organizations in the community. Public Affairs is the commander's liaison between the base and local media organizations. All media requests concerning 161st ARW personnel, programs and events must be coordinated through Public Affairs.