Global reach powers air superiority

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 101st Air Refueling Wing refuels F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 22, 2018.

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 101st Air Refueling Wing refuels F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 22, 2018. This total force training mission involved an Air National Guard refueling team, base out of Maine, and an active duty fighter jet team, based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 101st Air Refueling Wing refuels F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron over the Atlantic Ocean, February 22, 2018.

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 101st Air Refueling Wing refuels F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron over the Atlantic Ocean, February 22, 2018. The Stratotanker refueled four Raptors during this routine training mission. Refueling missions help the 94th Fighter Squadron, based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, accomplish their task of providing rapid air superiority to the United States and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 101st Air Refueling Wing flies in formation with F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron over the Atlantic Ocean, February 22, 2018.

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 101st Air Refueling Wing flies in formation with F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron over the Atlantic Ocean, February 22, 2018. This aerial refueling was conducted as a training mission to ensure both the tanker crew and the Raptor pilots gained proficiency in the technical maneuver. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 101st Air Refueling Wing refuels F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 22, 2018.

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 101st Air Refueling Wing refuels F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 22, 2018. The 94th FS is the second oldest fighter squadron in the U.S. Air Force; the oldest is the 27th Fighter Squadron, a fellow F-22 unit also stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 101st Air Refueling Wing refuels F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron over the Atlantic Ocean, February 22, 2018.

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 101st Air Refueling Wing refuels F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron over the Atlantic Ocean, February 22, 2018. The Stratotanker enables fighter jets like the F-22 Raptor to provide global power through air dominance, closer air support and air superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

A KC-135 Stratotanker prepares to refuel over the Atlantic Ocean, February 22, 2018.

A KC-135 Stratotanker prepares to refuel over the Atlantic Ocean, February 22, 2018. Along with providing aerial refueling, the KC-135 is also capable of transporting litter and ambulatory patients using patient support pallets during aeromedical evacuations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

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