Fueling the fight for RF-A 17-1
A U.S. Air Force pilot assigned to the 350th Air Refueling Squadron out of McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., keeps a KC-135 Stratotanker in formation as F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets prepare to refuel Oct. 10, 2016, during a RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 17-1 mission. Aircrews operating KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft are essential to RF-A exercises that provide commanders training for full spectrum engagements, ranging from individual skills to complex, large-scale joint engagements in the realistic threat environment inside more than 67,000 square miles of airspace within the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)

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Photo by: MSgt Karen J. Tomasik |  VIRIN: 161019-F-JH697-1018.JPG