Fueling fighters from the sky
A boom operator, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, refuels a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve June 21, 2017. The 340th EARS, part of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, is responsible for delivering fuel to U.S. and coalition forces, enabling a 24/7 presence in the Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)