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F-35A Lightning II Aerial Refueling

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  • By Senior Airman Heather Leveille
  • 33rd FIghter Wing

A U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 117th Air Refueling Wing refuels F-35A Lightning II jets assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, during Exercise Savannah Shift, Savannah, Georgia, Sept. 21, 2020. Aerial refueling allows aircraft to remain in the air longer and extends the pilot’s range. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Heather LeVeille)