Refueling shot

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- Joy Mahoney takes photos of a KC-135R Stratotanker refueling a C-17 Globemaster III during an aerial refueling mission Aug. 4. The KC-135R Stratotanker is from the 434th Air Refueling Wing and the C-17 is from the 437th AW is based out of Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 50 years. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner)

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