Rickenbacker KC-135s train with NATO AWACS aircraft

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 21, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 19, 2019. Approximately 40 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to support refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 19, 2019. Approximately 40 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to support refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Cal Carlton, Air National Guard Liaison Officer, gives a tour of the KC-135 Stratotanker to visitors at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 19, 2019. KC-135s support the NATO mission by enabling air refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Cal Carlton, Air National Guard Liaison Officer, gives a tour of the KC-135 Stratotanker to visitors at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 19, 2019. KC-135s support the NATO mission by enabling air refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Cal Carlton, Air National Guard Liaison Officer, gives a tour of the KC-135 Stratotanker to visitors at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 19, 2019. KC-135s support the NATO mission by enabling air refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Cal Carlton, Air National Guard Liaison Officer, gives a tour of the KC-135 Stratotanker to visitors at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 19, 2019. KC-135s support the NATO mission by enabling air refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group repair the nozzle on the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, Nov. 19, 2019. Approximately 40 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to support refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group repair the nozzle on the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, Nov. 19, 2019. Approximately 40 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to support refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group repair the nozzle on the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, Nov. 19, 2019. Approximately 40 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to support refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group repair the nozzle on the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, Nov. 19, 2019. Approximately 40 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to support refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group repair the nozzle on the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, Nov. 19, 2019. Approximately 40 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to support refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group repair the nozzle on the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, Nov. 19, 2019. Approximately 40 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to support refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group repair the nozzle on the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, Nov. 19, 2019. Approximately 40 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to support refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group repair the nozzle on the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, Nov. 19, 2019. Approximately 40 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to support refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) out of NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, flies over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. The AWACS aircraft provides surveillance, command, control and communications needed by NATO and other allied air defense forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) out of NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, flies over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. The AWACS aircraft provides surveillance, command, control and communications needed by NATO and other allied air defense forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. William Gilbert, a boom operator with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, operates the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker during a refueling mission with NATO AWACS aircraft over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. William Gilbert, a boom operator with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, operates the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker during a refueling mission with NATO AWACS aircraft over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. William Gilbert, a boom operator with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, operates the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker during a refueling mission with NATO AWACS aircraft over Northern Europe on Nov. 14, 2019. Three 121st KC-135s, their air crews and maintenance personnel were at NATO Air Base Geinlenkirchen, Germany, to enable refueling capabilities to the AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Michelle Lucius, crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, performs pre-flight activities on a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Michelle Lucius, crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, performs pre-flight activities on a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Michelle Lucius, crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, performs pre-flight activities on a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Michelle Lucius, crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, performs pre-flight activities on a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Michelle Lucius, crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, performs pre-flight activities on a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Krista Guillotte, a boom operator with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, prepares for flight on a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Michelle Fischer, a pilot with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, prepares for flight on a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Michelle Fischer, a pilot with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, prepares for flight on a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Michelle Lucius, crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, performs pre-flight activities on a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Michelle Lucius, crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, performs pre-flight activities on a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing is pushed back to the flight line at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Michelle Lucius, crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, performs pre-flight activities on a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Michelle Lucius, crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, performs pre-flight activities on a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ed Cooperider, crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, performs pre-flight activities on a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ed Cooperider, crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, performs pre-flight activities on a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jon Scohy, crew chief with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, performs pre-flight activities on a KC-135 Stratotanker at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 40 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Group prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker for flight at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. Approximately 50 members from the 121st were in Germany for two weeks to enable refueling NATO AWACS aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft takes off at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. The AWACS aircraft provides surveillance, command, control and communications needed by NATO and other allied air defense forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)
An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft takes off at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Nov. 12, 2019. The AWACS aircraft provides surveillance, command, control and communications needed by NATO and other allied air defense forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

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