Hot-to-Hot Refuel During Valiant Shield

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, begins to taxi during exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 24, 2020. A hot-to-hot refuel consists of two aircraft, where both aircraft'  are running and one aircraft refuels the other. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Heal)
An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, begins to taxi during exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 24, 2020. A hot-to-hot refuel consists of two aircraft, where both aircraft'  are running and one aircraft refuels the other. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Heal)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, begins to taxi during exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 24, 2020. A hot-to-hot refuel consists of two aircraft, where both aircraft’  are running and one aircraft refuels the other. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Heal)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing prepare to taxi during exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 24, 2020. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Heal)
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing prepare to taxi during exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 24, 2020. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Heal)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, begins to taxi during exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 24, 2020. A hot-to-hot refuel consists of two aircraft, where both aircraft’  are running and one aircraft refuels the other. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Heal)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from multiple bases finish a hot-to-hot refuel for a F-22 Raptor assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, during exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 24, 2020. A hot-to-hot refuel consists of two aircraft, where both aircraft’  are running and one aircraft refuels the other. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Heal)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, prepares to taxi after receiving a hot-to-hot refuel during exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 24, 2020. A hot-to-hot refuel consists of two aircraft, where both aircraft’  are running and one aircraft refuels the other. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Heal)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing perform a hot-to-hot refuel for an F-22 Raptor assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, during exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 24, 2020. A hot-to-hot refuel consists of two aircraft, where both aircraft’ are running and one aircraft refuels the other. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Heal)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from multiple bases perform a hot refuel to a F-22 Raptor assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, during exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 24, 2020. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Heal)

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing watch the sunset as they perform a hot-to-hot refuel for an F-22 Raptor assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, during exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 24, 2020. A hot-to-hot refuel consists of two aircraft, where both aircraft’  are running and one aircraft refuels the other. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces in relation to current operational plans. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Heal)

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