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F-15s, F-16s get refueled in AOR

Refuel in the AOR

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon receives fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 350th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, during an in-air refueling mission over Southwest Asia Feb. 2, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Refuel in the AOR

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft departs after receiving fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, assigned to the 350th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, during an in-air refueling mission over Southwest Asia Feb. 2, 2021. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Refuel in the AOR

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft in flight refueling specialist, assigned to the 350th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, refuels an F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft over Southwest Asia Feb. 2, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central an air refueling capability to enable global reach for joint and coalition aircraft throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Refuel in the AOR

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker crew chief, assigned to the 350th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, listens to a pre-flight brief aboard the aircraft at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, on Feb. 2, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central an air refueling capability to enable global reach for joint and coalition aircraft throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Refuel in the AOR

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, assigned to the 350th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, performs pre-flight checks at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, before conducting an air refueling mission Feb. 2, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central an air refueling capability to enable global reach for joint and coalition aircraft throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar --

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft crew assigned to the 350th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, executed an in-flight refueling mission in the U.S. Air Forces Central theater of operations Feb. 2, 2021.

The mission included refueling aircraft like the F-15E Strike Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon to allow the aircraft more time in the air to provide the right support at the right time. This unique capability give USAFCENT the ability to fight to win today and postures us to prevail tomorrow. 

The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy.

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations.