U.S. Airmen Support French Military Operations in Africa

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Valence looks out the rear window of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as a French air force Mirage 2000 aircraft refuels during a mission to support French operations over Mali, Africa, Feb. 2, 2013. Valence, a boom operator, is assigned to the 351st Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. U.S. aircraft operated under U.S. Africa Command during the mission. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May
  • A French air force Mirage 2000 aircraft prepares to refuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a mission to support French operations over Mali, Africa, Feb. 2, 2013. The aircraft crew is assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May
  • A U.S. Air Force crew flys a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a mission to refuel French fighter jets to support French operations over Mali, Africa, Feb. 2, 2013. The aircraft crew is assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Kelley marshals an aircraft into its parking spot in southwest Europe after a mission over Africa, Feb. 3, 2013. Kelley, a crew chief, is assigned to the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, England. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Colton Williams, left, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Dedmon complete postflight recovery procedures on a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft at an undisclosed location in southwest Europe after a mission over Africa, Feb. 3, 2013. Willaims and Dedmon, crew chiefs, are assigned to the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, England. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Kelley completes postflight recovery procedures on a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft at an undisclosed location in southwest Europe after a mission over Africa, Feb. 3, 2013. Kelley, a crew chief, is assigned to the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, England. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin M. May