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Col. Brian McDaniel, 92nd Air Refueling Wing commander, goes through a flying checklist with Capt. Timothy McBride, 93rd Air Refueling Squadron Block 45 training program manager, during a local training flight Feb. 4, 2016, over Washington State. It was McDaniel’s first time flying the KC-135 Stratotanker with its newest upgrade, the Block 45. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mackenzie Richardson)
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Posted: 2/8/2016

BoomerBoomer
Boomer

Staff Sgt. Shawna Sims, 92nd Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, makes connection with a C-17 Globemaster III from Joint-Base Lewis McChord, Wash., during a local training flight Feb. 4, 2016, over Washington State. The C-17 was flown by numerous pilots from McChord including Col. Leonard Kosinski, 62nd Airlift Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mackenzie Richardson)
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Posted: 2/8/2016

Boom pod's viewBoom pod's view
Boom pod's view

A C-17 Globemaster III from Joint-Base Lewis McChord, Wash., participated in a local training flight with a KC-135 Stratotanker Feb. 4, 2016, over Washington State. The C-17, flown by Col. Leonard Kosinski, 62nd Airlift Wing commander, made numerous connections with the KC-135 ensuring multiple 62nd AW pilots received sufficient training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mackenzie Richardson)
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Posted: 2/8/2016

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Refueling

Molly Allen, KXLY radio personality, poses for a photo while watching an aerial refueling mission Nov. 12, 2015, over Washington state. Allen is the 141st Maintenance Group's honorary commander and went on an orientation flight to witness a C-17 Globemaster, from Joint-Base Lewis McChord, Wash., being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo-Airman 1st Class Taylor Bourgeous)
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Posted: 11/12/2015

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Refueling

A C-17 Globemaster, from Joint-Base Lewis McChord, Wash., receives fuel from a 92nd Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker Nov. 12, 2015, over Washington state. During the flight honorary commanders were able to lay beside Staff Sgt. Gregory Albers, 93rd Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, during refueling, as well as view another refueling mission from the cockpit of a different KC-135 and C-17. (U.S. Air Force photo-Airman 1st Class Taylor Bourgeous)
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Posted: 11/12/2015

U.S. Air Force photo/ Col. Matthew T. FritzU.S. Air Force photo/ Col. Matthew T. Fritz
U.S. Air Force photo/ Col. Matthew T. Fritz

A rainbow arcs over the flight line Nov. 8th, 2015, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.
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Posted: 11/9/2015

U.S. Air Force photo/ Col. Matthew T. FritzU.S. Air Force photo/ Col. Matthew T. Fritz
U.S. Air Force photo/ Col. Matthew T. Fritz

A rainbow arcs over the flight line Nov. 8th, 2015, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.
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Posted: 11/9/2015

Fairchild rocks the block 45 upgradeFairchild rocks the block 45 upgrade
Fairchild rocks the block 45 upgrade

A KC-135 Stratotanker parks on the flight line after a refueling flight Oct. 23, 2015 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. This Fairchild aircraft was the first of 22 airframes to be modified with an upgraded instrument panel. The upgrade keeps the aircraft modernized and extends their utilization. The KC-135’s principal mission is air refueling support to U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft and aircraft of allied nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samantha Krolikowski)
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Posted: 10/28/2015

Fairchild rocks the block 45 upgradeFairchild rocks the block 45 upgrade
Fairchild rocks the block 45 upgrade

A KC-135 Stratotanker taxis to its spot number after a refueling flight Oct. 23, 2015 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. This particular aircraft was the first of 22 projected Block- 45 aircraft scheduled to be part of Fairchild’s fleet by fiscal year 2022. The Block 45 upgrade addresses critical aircraft equipment and safety of flight issues including a new auto pilot, a new radio altimeter and an LCD screen that replaces analog gauges and makes other minor changes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samantha Krolikowski)
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Posted: 10/28/2015

Fueling freedom, one bomber at a timeFueling freedom, one bomber at a time
Fueling freedom, one bomber at a time

Staff Sgt. Shawna Sims, a 92nd Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., refuels a B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., during an aerial refueling mission as part of exercise AMALGAM DART 15-2 May 28, 2015, over the Alaskan coastline. The B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions and is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet. The KC-135 was originally designed to perform aerial refueling primarily for the B-52 when they were built in the mid-1950s and early-1960s. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)
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Posted: 6/3/2015

Fueling freedom, one bomber at a timeFueling freedom, one bomber at a time
Fueling freedom, one bomber at a time

Staff Sgt. Shawna Sims, a 92nd Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., refuels a B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., during an aerial refueling mission as part of exercise AMALGAM DART 15-2 May 28, 2015, over the Alaskan coastline. The B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions and is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet. The KC-135 was originally designed to perform aerial refueling primarily for the B-52 when they were built in the mid-1950s and early-1960s. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)
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Posted: 6/3/2015

Tanker makes connection with bomberTanker makes connection with bomber
Tanker makes connection with bomber

Staff Sgt. Shawna Sims, a 92nd Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., connects with a B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., during an aerial refueling mission as part of exercise AMALGAM DART 15-2 May 28, 2015, over the Alaskan coastline. AMALGAM DART, a North American Aerospace Defense Command exercise, is an annual training opportunity affording American and Canadian forces field training exercises aimed at improving NORAD’s operational capability in a bi-national environment. The exercise spanned two forward operating locations in Canada’s Northwest Territory, two U.S. Air Force bases in Alaska and a mobile radar site in Resolute, Nunavut, as well as, the sky over much of NORAD’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)
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Posted: 6/3/2015

    

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