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Primed: 22 EARS tankers refuel combat aircraft

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Liusel Rolon, 376th Expeditionary Arial Maintenance Squadron jet engine mechanic marshals a KC-135 Stratotanker to the taxiway before take-off from the Transit Center at Manas, Krygyzstan Feb. 16. The KC-135 presence at the Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan is strategic in a typical flight, they refuel several aircraft and in the course of a deployment they'll off-load millions of pounds of fuel to hundreds of aircraft, supporting thousands of troops on the ground. (Photo by: Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson)



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This work, Primed: 22 EARS tankers refuel combat aircraft [Image 3 of 4], by SSgt Nichelle Anderson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.16.2010

Date Posted:02.19.2010 02:29

Photo ID:252600

VIRIN:100216-F-#####-027

Resolution:2653x1387

Size:362.61 KB

Location:TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, KGGlobe

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