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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