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A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender aircrew returns to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates Aug. 6, 2019. The crew supported F-35A Lightning II’s participating in exercise Agile Lightning as well as refueled another KC-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender aircrew returns to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates Aug. 6, 2019. The crew supported F-35A Lightning II’s participating in exercise Agile Lightning as well as refueled another KC-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Capt. Chris Tobiere, 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender pilot, manipulates controls during a mission Aug. 6, 2019. During their flight the crew supported exercise Agile Lightning and refueled another KC-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Capt. Chris Tobiere, 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender pilot, manipulates controls during a mission Aug. 6, 2019. During their flight the crew supported exercise Agile Lightning and refueled another KC-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Capt. David Miller, 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender pilot, talks with another pilot during a mission Aug. 6, 2019. During their flight the crew supported exercise Agile Lightning and refueled another KC-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Capt. David Miller, 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender pilot, talks with another pilot during a mission Aug. 6, 2019. During their flight the crew supported exercise Agile Lightning and refueled another KC-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Staff Sgt. Mallory Cook, 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender boom operator, refuels another KC-10 Aug. 6, 2019. Cook offloaded 106,000 pounds of fuel to the KC-10, allowing the other aircrew to bring more fuel to the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Staff Sgt. Mallory Cook, 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender boom operator, refuels another KC-10 Aug. 6, 2019. Cook offloaded 106,000 pounds of fuel to the KC-10, allowing the other aircrew to bring more fuel to the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Capt. Chris Tobiere, 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender pilot, talks with his co-pilot during a mission Aug. 6, 2019. During their flight the crew supported exercise Agile Lightning and refueled another KC-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Capt. Chris Tobiere, 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender pilot, talks with his co-pilot during a mission Aug. 6, 2019. During their flight the crew supported exercise Agile Lightning and refueled another KC-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Staff Sgt. Mallory Cook, 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender boom operator, refuels another KC-10 Aug. 6, 2019. Cook offloaded 106,000 pounds of fuel to the KC-10, allowing the other aircrew to bring more fuel to the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

Staff Sgt. Mallory Cook, 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender boom operator, refuels another KC-10 Aug. 6, 2019. Cook offloaded 106,000 pounds of fuel to the KC-10, allowing the other aircrew to bring more fuel to the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender approaches another KC-10 to receive fuel Aug. 6, 2019. The KC-10 is able to offload and receive fuel to remain airborne longer to support operations throughout the area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender approaches another KC-10 to receive fuel Aug. 6, 2019. The KC-10 is able to offload and receive fuel to remain airborne longer to support operations throughout the area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender receives fuel from another KC-10 Aug. 6, 2019. The KC-10 is able to offload and receive fuel to remain airborne longer to support operations throughout the area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender receives fuel from another KC-10 Aug. 6, 2019. The KC-10 is able to offload and receive fuel to remain airborne longer to support operations throughout the area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender flies below another KC-10 after receiving fuel Aug. 6, 2019. The KC-10 is able to offload and receive fuel to stay in the air longer to support operations throughout the area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender flies below another KC-10 after receiving fuel Aug. 6, 2019. The KC-10 is able to offload and receive fuel to stay in the air longer to support operations throughout the area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender receives fuel from another KC-10 Aug. 6, 2019. The KC-10 is able to offload and receive fuel to remain airborne longer to support operations throughout the area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
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A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender receives fuel from another KC-10 Aug. 6, 2019. The KC-10 is able to offload and receive fuel to remain airborne longer to support operations throughout the area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A KC-10 Extender crew from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron takes off from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates Aug. 6, 2019. The crew supported F-35A Lightning II’s participating in exercise Agile Lightning as well as refueled another KC-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)
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A KC-10 Extender crew from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron takes off from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates Aug. 6, 2019. The crew supported F-35A Lightning II’s participating in exercise Agile Lightning as well as refueled another KC-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates -- A 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender aircrew returns to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates Aug. 6, 2019. The crew supported F-35A Lightning II’s participating in exercise Agile Lightning as well as refueled another KC-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)