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Additional refuelers arrive in USCENTCOM

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  • Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central) Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Chris Knaute, a deployed Air Refueling Squadron commander, prepares to unload cargo from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., after its arrival at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Oct. 23, 2023. The KC-135 provides aerial refueling support to U.S. and partner nations. The U.S. along with partner nations, operate a highly agile fighting force, leveraging the most advanced platforms to deter aggression and ensure stability in the region. These KC-135s were reassigned from MacDill AFB, Fla., to Fairchild, but the unit insignia has not been updated on the nose of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)