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Fighter aircraft being refueled in mid-air.

A German air force Tornado from the Tactical Air Force Squadron 51, Schleswig Air Base, Germany, receives fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, over Germany, April 29, 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 German air force Tornado from the Tactical Air Force Squadron 51, Schleswig Air Base, Germany, breaks away from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, after receiving fuel over Germany, April 29, 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)

Military refueler sitting on taxiway.

Airmen from the 351st Refueling Squadron and 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron inspect a KC-135 Stratotanker prior to a flight at RAF Mildenhall, England, April 29, 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)

Fighter jet being refueled.

A German air force Tornado from the Tactical Air Force Squadron 51, Schleswig Air Base, Germany, breaks away from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, after receiving fuel over Germany, April 29, 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)

German air force fighter jet.

A German air force Tornado from the Tactical Air Force Squadron 51, Schleswig Air Base, Germany, waits to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, over Germany, April 29, 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)

Military fighter aircraft in midair.

A German air force Tornado from the Tactical Air Force Squadron 51, Schleswig Air Base, Germany, approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, to receive fuel over Germany, April 29, 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)

RAF MILDENHALL, England --

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, refueled a German air force Tornado from the Tactical Air Force Squadron 51, Schleswig Air Base, Germany, over Germany, April 29, 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.