100th ARW Tankers refuel Thunderbirds, F-22s

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joseph Wukasch, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, operates the boom July 14, 2017, to provide air refueling for a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird over France. The Thunderbirds were on their way to the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo airshow at RAF Fairford, England, after performing flyovers at Bastille Day in Paris. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joseph Wukasch, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, operates the boom July 14, 2017, to provide air refueling for a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird over France. The Thunderbirds were on their way to the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo airshow at RAF Fairford, England, after performing flyovers at Bastille Day in Paris. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and an F-22 Raptor, assigned to the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, fly in formation July 14, 2017, after aerial refueling over France. The flight was on their way to the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo airshow at RAF Fairford, England. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and an F-22 Raptor, assigned to the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, fly in formation July 14, 2017, after aerial refueling over France. The flight was on their way to the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo airshow at RAF Fairford, England. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, assigned to the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, receives fuel from a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker, July 14, 2017, over France. The F-22 demo team performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities of the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, assigned to the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, receives fuel from a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker, July 14, 2017, over France. The F-22 demo team performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the capabilities of the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justine Rho)

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