Over Afghanistan

October 18, 2010 3:43 p.m.  •  0 comments

A KC-135R Stratotanker and crew based at Fairchild Air Force Base perform a refueling mission over Afghanistan.

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Major Sheroyd Brown with the 92nd Air Refueling Wing performs preflight checks at the Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan before a refueling mission over Afghanistan.

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On a flight to refuel fighter jets over Afghanistan, a KC-135R Statotanker with the 92nd Air Refueling Wing passes snow-capped mountain ranges.

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Two F/A-18E Super Hornets from the decorated U.S. Navy attack squadron VFA 105, commonly known as the “Gunslingers,” were among the half-dozen fighter jets that refueled above Afghanistan.

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Boom operator Aaron McLaughlin keeps a watchful eye on a F/A-18 E Super Hornet fighter plane being refueled off the starboard wing of a KC135R Stratotanker over Afghanistan.

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After filling up its tanks, an F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot breaks away to continue a sortie over Afghanistan.

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In a delicate dance high above Afghanistan, an F-15E Strike Eagle tops off its tanks with jet fuel provided by a Fairchild Air Force Base 92nd Air Refueling Wing KC-135R Stratotanker.

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