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News | May 30, 2019

Iraqi Air Force F-16 Refuels Using a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker

AL UDEID, Qatar - An Iraqi Air Force F-16 conducts training with a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron over Iraq on May 26, 2019.  The Coalition Air Advisory and Training Team in partnership with the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, provides training, advising and assistance in addition to building partnership capacity for Iraqi Army Aviation Command, Iraqi Air Defense Command and the Iraqi Air Force. The ability to refuel from a tanker allows aircraft to travel further and remain over target areas longer, providing more air cover for friendly forces on the ground.