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Tech. Sgt. Steve Hood, 756th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, watches as a Naval Air Systems Command P-8A Poseidon comes in on approach for an inflight refueling over the Atlantic Ocean April 13, 2017. This was the first inflight refueling of the P-8A after a year of planning with NAVAIR. The P-8A is only the second-ever Navy aircraft to be fitted with a receiver for aerial refueling; the first being the E-6B Mercury nearly 30 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen) AFRC, Navy team up for first-ever P-8A operational refueling mission
Off the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., amidst sunny April skies, boom operators with the 459th Air Refueling Wing peer out of the boom-pod window of a KC-135 Stratotanker. Headed straight for them, at speeds nearing 350 mph, is a gleaming, white, fixed-wing aircraft. As it gets closer, Chief Master Sgt. Frankie Rollins, 756th Air Refueling Squadron
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KC-135R Stratotanker JBA partner brings fuel to the fight
Every few seconds, wind gusts whip past him as he clasps an orange signal wand in each hand, placing them behind his back. Senior Airman Jaramie York, 459th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintainer, stands motionless on the flightline at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, as temperatures approach freezing on a December day. York is one of more than 1,300 citizen Airmen and civilian employees assigned to the 459th Air Refueling Wing, an Air Force Reserve mission partner of the 11th Wing.
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Alison, Kelsey and Claire (right to left), Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders, meet with children of military families during a cheerleading clinic Dec. 3, 2016 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. During the clinic, the NFL cheerleaders demonstrated dance techniques used during the Chiefs' home games. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik) JBA Airmen, families treated to special holiday ‘cheer’
National Football League cheerleaders from the Kansas City Chiefs visited JBA for a military appreciation event Dec. 3, 2016.
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