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At sea with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Nov. 7, 2002 – A United States Air Force KC-10 “Extender” refuels a F/A-18C “Hornet” assigned to the “Stingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron One One Three (VFA-113) during a patrol over the No-Fly zone in Southern Iraq. VFA-113 is embarked with Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) aboard the Abraham Lincoln and is on a regularly scheduled six-month deployment conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Southern Watch. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Charles Radosta. (RELEASED)

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Oct. 6, 2008) An F/A-18C assigned to the “Stingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) refuels from an Air Force KC-10 tanker during a mission supporting British troops in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Erik Etz/Released)

Totally missed the US Air Force’s birthday last week! In my defense I was under the weather and knee deep in a project at work. In any case, excuses aside, Happy belated to the USAF!

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeromy Guinther, a F-16C Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, refuels during Valiant Shield 2014. The KC-10 Extender refueled aircraft form the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps over the course of the exercise. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only exercise integrating and estimated 18,000 Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps personnel, more than 200 aircraft and 19 surface ships, offering real-world joint operational experience to develop capabilities that provide a full range of options to defend U.S. interests and those of its allies and partners.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. William Banton/Released)