Tankers refuel A-10’s

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies in formation after conducting air-to-air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a highly accurate airframe that provides U.S. and coalition forces a maneuverable close air support and precision strike platform. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)
A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies in formation after conducting air-to-air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a highly accurate airframe that provides U.S. and coalition forces a maneuverable close air support and precision strike platform. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies in formation after conducting air-to-air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a highly accurate airframe that provides U.S. and coalition forces a maneuverable close air support and precision strike platform. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)

A U.S. Air Force pilot from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron flies over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. The KC-135 Stratotanker delivers USCENTCOM a global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and coalition aircraft that are ready to fight and win today while posturing to prevail tomorrow. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)
A U.S. Air Force pilot from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron flies over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. The KC-135 Stratotanker delivers USCENTCOM a global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and coalition aircraft that are ready to fight and win today while posturing to prevail tomorrow. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)

A U.S. Air Force pilot from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron flies over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. The KC-135 Stratotanker delivers USCENTCOM a global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and coalition aircraft that are ready to fight and win today while posturing to prevail tomorrow. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)

A U.S. Air Force pilot from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron flies over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. The KC-135 Stratotanker delivers USCENTCOM a global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and coalition aircraft that are ready to fight and win today while posturing to prevail tomorrow. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)

A U.S. Air Force pilot from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron flies over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. The KC-135 Stratotanker delivers USCENTCOM a global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and coalition aircraft that are ready to fight and win today while posturing to prevail tomorrow. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II fly over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a highly accurate airframe that provides U.S. and coalition forces a maneuverable close air support and precision strike platform. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)

U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fly over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a highly accurate airframe that provides U.S. and coalition forces a maneuverable close air support and precision strike platform. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a highly accurate airframe that provides U.S. and coalition forces a maneuverable close air support and precision strike platform. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies in formation after conducting air-to-air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a highly accurate airframe that provides U.S. and coalition forces a maneuverable close air support and precision strike platform. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)

U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fly in formation over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a highly accurate airframe that provides U.S. and coalition forces a maneuverable close air support and precision strike platform. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II maneuvers in position for air-to-air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a highly accurate airframe that provides U.S. and coalition forces a maneuverable close air support and precision strike platform. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)

An inflight refueling specialist from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron prepares the boom on the KC-135 Stratotanker before refueling A-10 Thunderbolt IIs over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 29, 2020. The KC-135 Stratotanker delivers USCENTCOM a global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and coalition aircraft that are ready to fight and win today while posturing to prevail tomorrow. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)

Aircrew from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron conduct pre-flight checks at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, July 29, 2020. The KC-135 Stratotanker delivers U.S. Air Forces Central Command a global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and coalition aircraft that are ready to fight and win today while posturing to prevail tomorrow. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. James Merriman)

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