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Reaching out

Staff Sgt. Sherwin Carino, 349th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, guides a boom into an aerial refueling receptacle of another KC-135 Stratotanker, April 18, 2013, over Arizona. The KC-135 can transfer 5,000 pounds of fuel per minute. (U.S Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katrina M. Brisbin)



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This work, Reaching out, by SrA Katrina Brisbin, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.18.2013

Date Posted:04.22.2013 17:47

Photo ID:912465

VIRIN:130418-F-EP111-170

Resolution:1448x1929

Size:929.99 KB

Location:AZ, US

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