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Pumping gas - a worthwhile pastime

U.S Air Force Senior Airman Raymond Kittel, 376th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, reads the fuel gauge and records the numbers in his maintenance log book inside the cockpit of a KC-135 Stratotanker while 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron petroleum, oil and lubricants Airmen perform a dual refuel on the flight line at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Feb. 26. The 376th ELRS POL Airmen broke their own record Feb. 18 by pumping 544,758 gallons of jet fuel in a 24-hour period. The standing record, which the previous flight set, Oct. 8, 2009, was 501,662 gallons in 24 hours. Kittel is a Honolulu, Hawaii, native deployed from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson)



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This work, Pumping gas - a worthwhile pastime [Image 1 of 7], by SSgt Nichelle Anderson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.26.2010

Date Posted:02.26.2010 10:29

Photo ID:254958

VIRIN:100226-F-#####-136

Resolution:3292x2184

Size:842.86 KB

Location:MANAS, KGGlobe

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