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KC-135 Stratotanker Refuels F/A-18 Hornets

Two U.S. Marine Corp F/A-18D Hornet aircraft fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a mission supporting a dynamic force employment, May 18, 2021. Dynamic operations and force employment in the theater highlight the U.S. military’s ability to deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Harnden)

Two U.S. Marine Corp F/A-18D Hornet aircraft fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a mission supporting a dynamic force employment, May 18, 2021. Dynamic operations and force employment in the theater highlight the U.S. military’s ability to deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Harnden)

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft from Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 224, Marine Aircraft Group 31, approaches the refueling boom of a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a mission supporting a dynamic force employment over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, May 18, 2021. Dynamic operations and force employment in the theater highlight the U.S. military’s ability to deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Harnden)

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft from Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 224, Marine Aircraft Group 31, approaches the refueling boom of a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a mission supporting a dynamic force employment over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, May 18, 2021. Dynamic operations and force employment in the theater highlight the U.S. military’s ability to deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Harnden)

Two U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a mission supporting a dynamic force employment, May 18, 2021. Dynamic operations and force employment in the theater highlight the U.S. military’s ability to deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Harnden)

Two U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a mission supporting a dynamic force employment, May 18, 2021. Dynamic operations and force employment in the theater highlight the U.S. military’s ability to deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Harnden)

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft from Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 224, Marine Aircraft Group 31, flies a mission supporting a Dynamic Force Employment over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, May 18, 2021. DFEs enhance Central Command’s ability to deter aggression and promote security and stability within the area of responsibility (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Harnden)

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft from Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 224, Marine Aircraft Group 31, flies a mission supporting a Dynamic Force Employment over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, May 18, 2021. DFEs enhance Central Command’s ability to deter aggression and promote security and stability within the area of responsibility (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Harnden)

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft from Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 224, Marine Aircraft Group 31, approaches the refueling boom of a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a mission supporting a dynamic force employment over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, May 18, 2021. Dynamic operations and force employment in the theater highlight the U.S. military’s ability to deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Harnden)

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet aircraft from Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 224, Marine Aircraft Group 31, approaches the refueling boom of a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a mission supporting a dynamic force employment over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, May 18, 2021. Dynamic operations and force employment in the theater highlight the U.S. military’s ability to deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Harnden)

Two U.S. Marine Corp F/A-18D Hornet aircraft fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a mission supporting a dynamic force employment, May 18, 2021. Dynamic operations and force employment in the theater highlight the U.S. military’s ability to deploy and employ forces anywhere around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Harnden)