FROM: U.S. AIR FORCE
An F-15E Strike Eagle from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, takes on fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker March 28, 2014, during exercise Tonnerre Lightning. The exercise was a combined endeavor between U.S., British and French air force members to train for real world operations. The KC-135 is assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England. (U.S. Air Force photo-Airman 1st Class Dillon Johnston).
KC-135s refuel Idaho's A-10s in mid-flight
First Lt. Micha Stoddard, flying the lead aircraft, and his wingman Capt. Casey Peasley fly their A-10 Thunderbolt IIs in an echelon formation March 26, 2014, enroute from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to their home base in Boise, Idaho. The crews performed an in-air refueling with a Utah National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker after the air combat exercise Green Flag East. Stoddard and Peasley are with the 190th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo-Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur).