5th Generation Fighter Training

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
U.S Air Force Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron fly alongside a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during 5th generation fighter training near Mt. Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

U.S Air Force Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron fly alongside a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during 5th generation fighter training near Mt. Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, is being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
U.S Air Force Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron fly alongside a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during 5th generation fighter training near Mt. Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
U.S Air Force Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron fly alongside a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during 5th generation fighter training near Mt. Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
U.S Air Force Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron fly alongside a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during 5th generation fighter training near Mt. Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
U.S Air Force Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron fly alongside a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during 5th generation fighter training near Mt. Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
U.S Air Force Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron fly alongside a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during 5th generation fighter training near Mt. Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, is being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, is being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

Staff Sgt. Josh Lawson, a boom operator assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, refuels a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
Staff Sgt. Josh Lawson, a boom operator assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, refuels a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

Staff Sgt. Josh Lawson, a boom operator assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, refuels a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
Staff Sgt. Josh Lawson, a boom operator assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, refuels a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, is being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, is being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

Staff Sgt. Josh Lawson, a boom operator assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, refuels a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
Staff Sgt. Josh Lawson, a boom operator assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, refuels a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
U.S Air Force Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron fly alongside a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during 5th generation fighter training near Mt. Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
U.S Air Force Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron fly alongside a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during 5th generation fighter training near Mt. Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Trevor Gardner, a Kc-135 Stratotanker pilot from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, overlooks Mt. Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The 909 ARS’s mission is to aerial refuel aircraft, this is to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Trevor Gardner, a Kc-135 Stratotanker pilot from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, overlooks Mt. Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The 909 ARS’s mission is to aerial refuel aircraft, this is to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Trevor Gardner, a Kc-135 Stratotanker pilot from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, overlooks Mt. Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The 909 ARS’s mission is to aerial refuel aircraft, this is to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Trevor Gardner, a Kc-135 Stratotanker pilot from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, overlooks Mt. Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The 909 ARS’s mission is to aerial refuel aircraft, this is to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the 199th Fighter Squadron, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker, from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, for refueling during a 5th generation fighter exercise near Japan, April 1, 2021. The F-22 Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

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