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U.S. Air Force Airman Gabriel Rapp, 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels specialist, delivers fuel to a KC-135 Stratotanker Dec. 12, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.  Fuels management Airmen work around the clock to ensure that aircraft can fly in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.  (U.S.  Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell) Fueling the fight: POL’s role in OIR
Here at Incirlik Air Base, the sound of an aircraft flying overhead is unmistakable. Who could forget the loud buzz of the A-10 Thunderbolt II engine flying past, or the shadow of a large KC-135 Stratotanker as it takes off to provide fuel to other jets? Without the 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron petroleum, oils and lubricants (POL) flight, there would be no aircraft taking off at all.
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