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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