U.S. Airmen Conduct Refueling Mission Over Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Derrick Baker, left and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devon Neil perform a preflight inspection of a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft for a refueling mission over southern Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2013. Baker, a pilot, is assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, and Neil, an avionics technician, is assigned to the 340th Aircraft Maintenance Unit. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Derrick Baker maneuvers a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft to refuel a B-1B Lancer bomber over southern Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2013. Baker, a pilot, is assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Sloan Hollis flies a B-1B Lancer to receive fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft over southern Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2013. Hollis, a pilot, is commander of the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Frost prepares a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft boom pod for a refueling mission over southern Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2013. Frost, a boom operator, is assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Sloan Hollis maneuvers a B-1B Lancer into position to receive fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft over southern Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2013. Hollis, a pilot, is commander of the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Daniel McLaughlin maneuvers a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft toward the Persian Gulf after supporting a B-1B Lancer refueling mission over southern Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2013. McLaughlin, a pilot, is assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker