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The Bloody Hundredth fuels exercise African Lion 2019

Two Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16s and two F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron fly over the skies of Morocco after receiving fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during exercise African Lion 2019, April 2, 2019. The training was an example of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa’s commitment to maintaining strong military relationships with our allies and partners. African Lion 2019 is an annual, combined multilateral exercises designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating a strong partnership between nation’s militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

Two Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16s and two F-16C Fighting Falcons from the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron fly over the skies of Morocco after receiving fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during exercise African Lion 2019, April 2, 2019. The training was an example of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa’s commitment to maintaining strong military relationships with our allies and partners. African Lion 2019 is an annual, combined multilateral exercises designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating a strong partnership between nation’s militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

A Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16 prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during exercise African Lion 2019 over the skies of Morocco, April 2, 2019. African Lion 2019 is an annual, combined multilateral exercises designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating a strong partnership between nation’s militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

A Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16 prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during exercise African Lion 2019 over the skies of Morocco, April 2, 2019. African Lion 2019 is an annual, combined multilateral exercises designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating a strong partnership between nation’s militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

A Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16 prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during exercise African Lion 2019 over the skies of Morocco, April 2, 2019. African Lion 2019 is an annual, combined multilateral exercises designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating a strong partnership between nation’s militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

A Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16 prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during exercise African Lion 2019 over the skies of Morocco, April 2, 2019. African Lion 2019 is an annual, combined multilateral exercises designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating a strong partnership between nation’s militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flies over the skies of Morocco after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during exercise African Lion 2019, April 2, 2019. African Lion 2019 is an annual, combined multilateral exercises designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating a strong partnership between nation’s militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flies over the skies of Morocco after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during exercise African Lion 2019, April 2, 2019. African Lion 2019 is an annual, combined multilateral exercises designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating a strong partnership between nation’s militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Justin Pauleon, a 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, conducts an air-refueling mission during exercise African Lion 2019 over the skies of Morocco, April 1, 2019. The exercise was designed to strengthen U.S. relationships with regional partners which is key to shaping the future security environment. African Lion 2019 is an annual, combined multilateral exercises designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating a strong partnership between nation’s militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Justin Pauleon, a 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, conducts an air-refueling mission during exercise African Lion 2019 over the skies of Morocco, April 1, 2019. The exercise was designed to strengthen U.S. relationships with regional partners which is key to shaping the future security environment. African Lion 2019 is an annual, combined multilateral exercises designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating a strong partnership between nation’s militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Brian Klazura, a 351st Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, reviews a pre-flight checklist during exercise African Lion 2019, April 2, 2019, at Moron Air Base, Spain. The crew supported U.S. and Royal Moroccan Air Force refueling training, which promoted interoperability and further developed tactics, techniques, and procedures of participating nations to counter-violent extremist organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Brian Klazura, a 351st Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, reviews a pre-flight checklist during exercise African Lion 2019, April 2, 2019, at Moron Air Base, Spain. The crew supported U.S. and Royal Moroccan Air Force refueling training, which promoted interoperability and further developed tactics, techniques, and procedures of participating nations to counter-violent extremist organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during exercise African Lion 2019 over the skies of Morocco, April 1, 2019. U.S. Air Force and Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16s conducted aviation training during the multilateral exercise, which was designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nations’ tactics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during exercise African Lion 2019 over the skies of Morocco, April 1, 2019. U.S. Air Force and Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16s conducted aviation training during the multilateral exercise, which was designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nations’ tactics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flies over the skies of Morocco after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during exercise African Lion 2019, April 1, 2019. The exercise held in the Kingdom of Morocco allowed U.S. forces to support Moroccan capabilities development using aviation and aerial refueling training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

A U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flies over the skies of Morocco after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during exercise African Lion 2019, April 1, 2019. The exercise held in the Kingdom of Morocco allowed U.S. forces to support Moroccan capabilities development using aviation and aerial refueling training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

A Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16 prepares to rejoin the formation after receiving fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during exercise African Lion 2019 over the skies of Morocco, April 1, 2019. The exercise is a continuation of the U.S. and Morocco’s 240-year friendship that dates back to 1777 when Morocco allowed American ships to access its ports. African Lion 2019 is an annual, combined multilateral exercises designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating a strong partnership between nation’s militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

A Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16 prepares to rejoin the formation after receiving fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, during exercise African Lion 2019 over the skies of Morocco, April 1, 2019. The exercise is a continuation of the U.S. and Morocco’s 240-year friendship that dates back to 1777 when Morocco allowed American ships to access its ports. African Lion 2019 is an annual, combined multilateral exercises designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating a strong partnership between nation’s militaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ceaira Tinsley)

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U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, refueled Air Force and Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16s during exercise African Lion 2019 over the skies of Morocco.

The exercise is a continuation of the U.S. and Morocco’s 240-year friendship that dates back to 1777 when Morocco allowed American ships to access its ports. African Lion 2019 is an annual, combined multilateral exercises designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s tactics, techniques and procedures while demonstrating a strong partnership between nation’s militaries.