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A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, breaks away from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, after receiving fuel off the English coast, April 23, 2020. The 100th ARW provides unrivaled air refueling support throughout the European and African areas of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

Col. Troy Pananon, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander, prepares for take-off aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, April 23, 2020. The 100th ARW is the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in the European theater, providing the critical air refueling "bridge" which allows the Expeditionary Air Force to deploy around the globe at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, off the English coast, April 23, 2020. The 100th ARW is the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in the European theater, providing the critical air refueling "bridge" which allows the Expeditionary Air Force to deploy around the globe at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

Capt. Jori Ingersoll, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, prepares for take-off aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, April 23, 2020. The 100th Air Refueling Wing provides unrivaled air refueling support throughout the European and African areas of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, prepares to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, off the English coast, April 23, 2020. The 100th ARW provides unrivaled air refueling support throughout the European and African areas of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

Capt. Jori Ingersoll, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, reads over a checklist prior to a flight aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, April 23, 2020. The 100th Air Refueling Wing is the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in the European theater, providing the critical air refueling "bridge" which allows the Expeditionary Air Force to deploy around the globe at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

Senior Airman Brendan Smith, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, tests an oxygen mask before take-off aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, April 23, 2020. The 100th Air Refueling Wing provides unrivaled air refueling support throughout the European and African areas of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

Airmen from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron and 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron review a checklist prior to a flight at RAF Mildenhall, England, April 23, 2020. The 100th Air Refueling Wing is the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in the European theater, providing the critical air refueling "bridge" which allows the Expeditionary Air Force to deploy around the globe at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

RAF Mildenhall, England --

The 100th Air Refueling Wing refueled F-15C Eagles and F-15E Strike Eagles from the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England, off the English coast, April 23, 2020. The 100th ARW is the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in the European theater, providing the critical air refueling "bridge" which allows the Expeditionary Air Force to deploy around the globe at a moment's notice.