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October 19, 2010 in City
Colin Mulvany photo

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

Boom operator Aaron McLaughlin keeps a watchful eye on an F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter plane being refueled off the starboard wing of a KC-135R Stratotanker.

A KC-135R Stratotanker with the Fairchild Air Force Base 92nd Air Refueling Wing, on deployment at the Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan, passes over Afghanistan’s snow-capped mountain ranges on Saturday.