An F/A-18C Hornet flies alongside a KC-135R Stratotanker after refueling over Southwest Asia on a mission in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom in January, 2004. (USN/Lt Perry Solomon)
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Red Devils” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 (VMFA-232) continues on its mission after taking fuel from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker in the skies near Iraq while conducting a mission in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
19 July 2011- A UAE Air Force F-16F Desert Falcon moves in to refuel from an American KC-135 Stratotanker during NATO’s Operation Unified Protector, the mission to establish a no-fly zone over Libya during the Libyan Civil War. (USAF/SSgt Thomas Trower)