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March 21, 2014

In-flight refueling keeps aircraft airborne

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

An F-15E Strike Eagle pilot flies alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker while waiting for his wingman to finish refueling during Red Flag 14-2 March 13 over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag provides different units, military branches and countries the opportunity to train together in a realistic combat scenario.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

A KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Red Flag 14-2 March 13 over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag provides aircrew members an opportunity to experience realistic, stressful combat situations in a controlled environment in preparation for any future conflicts.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

Two F-15E Strike Eagles regroup after refueling during Red Flag 14-2, March 13 over the Nevada Test and Training Range. The two-week exercise is conducted over the 2.9 million square acre NTTR located north.




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