U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Erik Gajate, 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron repair and reclamation craftsman, dons personal protective equipment before performing a hot pit refuel on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nov. 27, 2021. A hot-pit consists of the rapid refueling of an aircraft while it is still running, allowing aircrew to spend less time on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)
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