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ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – A KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas flies in formation with the Thunderbirds enroute to an air show held at the new Ceiba Airport, in Ceiba, Puerto Rico April 18-19, 2009. Altus and McConnell tankers supported the Thunderbirds by refueling the jets and enabling them to perform at the former U.S. Navy's Roosevelt Roads Naval Base for the first time in 30 years. The 97th Air Mobility Wing is responsible for the formal training of all C-17 and KC-135 for active duty, Guard and Reserve aircrews. The wing’s world-class instructors receive students from Undergraduate Pilot Training, the Basic Boom Operator Course, and Basic Loadmaster course, and train them to operate C-17 and KC-135 aircraft in combat as well as other worldwide contingencies. (U.S.Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jennifer L. Flores)

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