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Hot pit refueling

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Airmen from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron refuel F-35A Lightning II jets during a hot pit refueling at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 22, 2020. Hot pit refueling allows for quicker refueling and shorter down time by eliminating other inspections needed if the aircraft is shut down. As a tenant unit, the 33rd Fighter Wing relies on many support functions of the 96th Test Wing, including their Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants flight, to execute the F-35 training mission. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Heather LeVeille)