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    Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter conducts first aerial refuel [Image 16 of 18]

    Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter conducts first aerial refuel

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY, NC, UNITED STATES

    10.02.2012

    Photo by Cpl. Brian Adam Jones 

    II Marine Expeditionary Force

    KC-130J Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 line the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., in the predawn hours of Oct. 2. Moments later, a KC-130J with the squadron flew to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to conduct the first aerial refuel of an operational F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. “To be a part of the first aerial refuel of the Joint Strike Fighter is exciting,” said Capt. Courtney Slafter, the co-pilot of the KC-130J for the mission. “But to me, the resonance lies in the amount of pride our squadron takes in the missions we are assigned. The resonance lies in our ability to fly halfway across the country to execute this mission and fly back the same day.”

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    Date Taken: 10.02.2012
    Date Posted: 10.03.2012 17:29
    Photo ID: 675646
    VIRIN: 121002-M-UC900-001
    Resolution: 4746x3164
    Size: 1.32 MB
    Location: MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY, NC, US

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