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Captains Nicholas Boonstra, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, and Marissa Hartoin, 351st ARS aircraft commander, perform pre-flight checks at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 23, 2020. The 351st ARS, as part of the 100th Air Refueling Wing, conducts air refueling and combat support operations throughout the European and African area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Captains Nicholas Boonstra, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, and Marissa Hartoin, 351st ARS aircraft commander, perform pre-flight checks at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 23, 2020. The 351st ARS, as part of the 100th Air Refueling Wing, conducts air refueling and combat support operations throughout the European and African area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Airmen with the 351st Air Refueling Squadron perform mission briefings at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 23, 2020. The 351st ARS provides operational air refueling, aeromedical evacuation, airlift and rapid contingency response options for U.S. and NATO fighter, bomber and support and reconnaissance aircraft in the European and African theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Airmen with the 351st Air Refueling Squadron perform mission briefings at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 23, 2020. The 351st ARS provides operational air refueling, aeromedical evacuation, airlift and rapid contingency response options for U.S. and NATO fighter, bomber and support and reconnaissance aircraft in the European and African theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Captains Nicholas Boonstra, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, left, and Marissa Hartoin, 351st ARS aircraft commander, review in-flight checklists over Scotland, July, 23, 2020. The 351st ARS, as part of the 100th Air Refueling Wing, conducts air refueling and combat support operations throughout the European and African area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Captains Nicholas Boonstra, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, left, and Marissa Hartoin, 351st ARS aircraft commander, review in-flight checklists over Scotland, July, 23, 2020. The 351st ARS, as part of the 100th Air Refueling Wing, conducts air refueling and combat support operations throughout the European and African area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, takes off at RAF Mildenahall, July 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 Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, takes off at RAF Mildenahall, July 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 Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

Airman 1st Class Cooper Murphy, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, turns on a power cart during pre-flight operations for a KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, July, 23, 2020. The 100th Air Refueling Wing, conducts air refueling and combat support operations throughout the European and African area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Airman 1st Class Cooper Murphy, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, turns on a power cart during pre-flight operations for a KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, July, 23, 2020. The 100th Air Refueling Wing, conducts air refueling and combat support operations throughout the European and African area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, taxis across the runway for takeoff at RAF Mildenahall, July 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 Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, taxis across the runway for takeoff at RAF Mildenahall, July 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 Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

Airman 1st Class Cooper Murphy, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, briefs Capt. Marissa Hartoin, 351st Air Refueling Squadron aircraft commander, during a pre-flight check at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 23, 2020. The 351st ARS provides operational air refueling, aeromedical evacuation, airlift and rapid contingency response options for U.S. and NATO fighter, bomber and support and reconnaissance aircraft in the European and African theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Airman 1st Class Cooper Murphy, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, briefs Capt. Marissa Hartoin, 351st Air Refueling Squadron aircraft commander, during a pre-flight check at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 23, 2020. The 351st ARS provides operational air refueling, aeromedical evacuation, airlift and rapid contingency response options for U.S. and NATO fighter, bomber and support and reconnaissance aircraft in the European and African theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Three U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, line up for takeoff at RAF Mildenahall, July 23, 2020. The 100th ARW provides unrivaled air refueling support throughout the European and African areas of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

Three U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, line up for takeoff at RAF Mildenahall, July 23, 2020. The 100th ARW provides unrivaled air refueling support throughout the European and African areas of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

First Lieutenant Travis Paul, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, right, and Tech. Sgt. Grant Ringenberg, 351st ARS boom operator, review flight plans at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 23, 2020. The 351st ARS provides operational air refueling, aeromedical evacuation, airlift and rapid contingency response options for U.S. and NATO fighter, bomber and support and reconnaissance aircraft in the European and African theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

First Lieutenant Travis Paul, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, right, and Tech. Sgt. Grant Ringenberg, 351st ARS boom operator, review flight plans at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 23, 2020. The 351st ARS provides operational air refueling, aeromedical evacuation, airlift and rapid contingency response options for U.S. and NATO fighter, bomber and support and reconnaissance aircraft in the European and African theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Esau)

Four U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, prepare for takeoff at RAF Mildenahall, July 23, 2020. The 100th ARW provides unrivaled air refueling support throughout the European and African areas of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)
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Four U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, prepare for takeoff at RAF Mildenahall, July 23, 2020. The 100th ARW provides unrivaled air refueling support throughout the European and African areas of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)

RAF Mildenhall, England --

The 351st Air Refueling Squadron, as part of the 100th Air Refueling Wing, conducts air refueling and combat support operations throughout the European and African area of responsibility. 

This squadron provides operational air refueling, aeromedical evacuation, airlift and rapid contingency response options for U.S. and NATO fighter, bomber and support and reconnaissance aircraft.