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340th EARS KC-135 Combat Aerial Refueling over Southwest Asia

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C from the VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard is fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340 EARS tankers maintain a 24/7 presence in the Area Of Responsibility, supporting U.S. and coalition aircraft participating in Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C from the VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard is fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340 EARS tankers maintain a 24/7 presence in the Area Of Responsibility, supporting U.S. and coalition aircraft participating in Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C from the VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls breaks right after receiving fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017.  Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard was fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340th EARS maintains a 24/7 presence in the AOR, extending the missions of aircraft supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C from the VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls breaks right after receiving fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard was fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340th EARS maintains a 24/7 presence in the AOR, extending the missions of aircraft supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C from the VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard is fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340 EARS tankers maintain a 24/7 presence in the Area Of Responsibility, supporting U.S. and coalition aircraft participating in Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C from the VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard is fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340 EARS tankers maintain a 24/7 presence in the Area Of Responsibility, supporting U.S. and coalition aircraft participating in Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls receives fuel in flight from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard was fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340th EARS maintains a 24/7 presence in the AOR, extending the missions of aircraft supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls receives fuel in flight from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard was fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340th EARS maintains a 24/7 presence in the AOR, extending the missions of aircraft supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls receives fuel in flight from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard was fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340th EARS maintains a 24/7 presence in the AOR, extending the missions of aircraft supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls receives fuel in flight from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard was fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340th EARS maintains a 24/7 presence in the AOR, extending the missions of aircraft supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls receives fuel in flight from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard was fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340th EARS maintains a 24/7 presence in the AOR, extending the missions of aircraft supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls receives fuel in flight from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard was fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340th EARS maintains a 24/7 presence in the AOR, extending the missions of aircraft supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18Cs from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls fly in formation alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat refueling mission over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017.  KC-135 Stratotankers, from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, maintain a 24/7 presence in the Area Of Responsibility, supporting U.S. and Coalition forces in the air and on the ground, contributing to Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18Cs from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls fly in formation alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat refueling mission over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. KC-135 Stratotankers, from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, maintain a 24/7 presence in the Area Of Responsibility, supporting U.S. and Coalition forces in the air and on the ground, contributing to Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18Cs from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls fly in formation alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat refueling mission over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017.  KC-135 Stratotankers, from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, maintain a 24/7 presence in the Area Of Responsibility, supporting U.S. and Coalition forces in the air and on the ground, contributing to Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18Cs from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls fly in formation alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat refueling mission over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. KC-135 Stratotankers, from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, maintain a 24/7 presence in the Area Of Responsibility, supporting U.S. and Coalition forces in the air and on the ground, contributing to Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls receives fuel in flight from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard was fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340th EARS maintains a 24/7 presence in the AOR, extending the missions of aircraft supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18C from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls receives fuel in flight from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard was fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340th EARS maintains a 24/7 presence in the AOR, extending the missions of aircraft supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Timothy Black, aircraft commander, pilots a KC-135 Stratotanker on a combat refueling mission over Southwest Asia while two U.S. Navy F/A-18Cs from the VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls fly in formation alongside the aircraft May 21, 2017. Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard was fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340 EARS maintains a 24/7 presence in the AOR, supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Timothy Black, aircraft commander, pilots a KC-135 Stratotanker on a combat refueling mission over Southwest Asia while two U.S. Navy F/A-18Cs from the VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls fly in formation alongside the aircraft May 21, 2017. Assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, the tanker from the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Mississippi Air National Guard was fitted with a drogue attached to the boom, for specialized receiver equipment on Navy and coalition aircraft. The 340 EARS maintains a 24/7 presence in the AOR, supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18Cs from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls fly in formation alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat refueling mission over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017.  KC-135 Stratotankers, from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, maintain a 24/7 presence in the Area Of Responsibility, supporting U.S. and Coalition forces in the air and on the ground, contributing to Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)
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Two U.S. Navy F/A-18Cs from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls fly in formation alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat refueling mission over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. KC-135 Stratotankers, from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, maintain a 24/7 presence in the Area Of Responsibility, supporting U.S. and Coalition forces in the air and on the ground, contributing to Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18Cs from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls fly in formation alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat refueling mission over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017.  KC-135 Stratotankers, from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, maintain a 24/7 presence in the Area Of Responsibility, supporting U.S. and Coalition forces in the air and on the ground, contributing to Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)
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Two U.S. Navy F/A-18Cs from the Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls fly in formation alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat refueling mission over Southwest Asia May 21, 2017. KC-135 Stratotankers, from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, maintain a 24/7 presence in the Area Of Responsibility, supporting U.S. and Coalition forces in the air and on the ground, contributing to Operation Inherent Resolve and the fight against ISIS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley/Released)

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar --