340th EARS Refuels B-1 Bombers

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to conduct aerial refueling operations above the Red Sea, Nov. 11, 2021. The Lancer is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that carries the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory and delivers precision strike airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to conduct aerial refueling operations above the Red Sea, Nov. 11, 2021. The Lancer is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that carries the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory and delivers precision strike airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to conduct aerial refueling operations above the Red Sea, Nov. 11, 2021. The Lancer is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that carries the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory and delivers precision strike airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Mckay Morgan, a pilot assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, reviews flight paperwork of a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central’s global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and partner nation aircraft throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Mckay Morgan, a pilot assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, reviews flight paperwork of a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central’s global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and partner nation aircraft throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Duplessie, right, a pilot assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, and a maintenance Airman assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conduct preflight checks on a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central’s global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and partner nation aircraft throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Duplessie, right, a pilot assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, and a maintenance Airman assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conduct preflight checks on a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central’s global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and partner nation aircraft throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Duplessie, a pilot assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, conducts preflight checks on a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central’s global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and partner nation aircraft throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Duplessie, a pilot assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, conducts preflight checks on a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central’s global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and partner nation aircraft throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary Burns, an aerospace propulsion specialist assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, conducts preflight checks of a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central’s global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and partner nation aircraft throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary Burns, an aerospace propulsion specialist assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, conducts preflight checks of a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central’s global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and partner nation aircraft throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nicklas Savasta, an in-flight refueling specialist assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, conducts preflight checks on a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central’s global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and partner nation aircraft throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nicklas Savasta, an in-flight refueling specialist assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, conducts preflight checks on a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central’s global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and partner nation aircraft throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Mckay Morgan, a pilot assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, conducts preflight checks on a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central’s global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and partner nation aircraft throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick) (Portions of this image have been altered for operational security reasons)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Mckay Morgan, a pilot assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, conducts preflight checks on a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 11, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central’s global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and partner nation aircraft throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick) (Portions of this image have been altered for operational security reasons)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to conduct aerial refueling operations above the Red Sea, Nov. 11, 2021. The Lancer is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that carries the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory and delivers precision strike airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to conduct aerial refueling operations above the Red Sea, Nov. 11, 2021. The Lancer is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that carries the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory and delivers precision strike airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to conduct aerial refueling operations above the Red Sea, Nov. 11, 2021. The Lancer is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that carries the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory and delivers precision strike airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to conduct aerial refueling operations above the Red Sea, Nov. 11, 2021. The Lancer is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that carries the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory and delivers precision strike airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to conduct aerial refueling operations above the Red Sea, Nov. 11, 2021. The Lancer is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that carries the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory and delivers precision strike airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to conduct aerial refueling operations above the Red Sea, Nov. 11, 2021. The presence of the Lancer showcases U.S. Central Command’s ability to deliver combat airpower at a moment’s notice as well as USCENTCOM’s commitment to partners and regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer flies above the Red Sea, Nov. 11, 2021. The presence of the Lancer showcases U.S. Central Command’s ability to deliver combat airpower at a moment’s notice as well as USCENTCOM’s commitment to partners and regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer flies above the Red Sea, Nov. 11, 2021. The presence of the Lancer showcases U.S. Central Command’s ability to deliver combat airpower at a moment’s notice as well as USCENTCOM’s commitment to partners and regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer conducts aerial refueling with a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron above the Red Sea, Nov. 11, 2021. The Lancer is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that carries the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory and delivers precision strike airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer conducts aerial refueling with a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron above the Red Sea, Nov. 11, 2021. The Lancer is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system that carries the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory and delivers precision strike airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to conduct aerial refueling operations above the Red Sea, Nov. 11, 2021. The presence of the Lancer showcases U.S. Central Command’s ability to deliver combat airpower at a moment’s notice as well as USCENTCOM’s commitment to partners and regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron to conduct aerial refueling operations above the Red Sea, Nov. 11, 2021. The presence of the Lancer showcases U.S. Central Command’s ability to deliver combat airpower at a moment’s notice as well as USCENTCOM’s commitment to partners and regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

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