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Hot refueling on the fly

  • Published
  • By Airman Elise Faurote
  • 434 Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Airmen from the 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron and 434th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron pack up equipment and do final checks after a hot refueling of a KC-135R Stratotanker, July 12, 2023, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan. Hot refueling allows an aircraft’s engines to remain running while being refueled, increasing the capabilities of aircraft to land anywhere, refuel and take-off much faster. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Amn Elise Faurote)