B-52 participates in CDR16
A KC-135 Stratotanker looms outside the windows while Capts. Cody Bias, B-52 Stratofortress aircraft commander, and Justin Stephenson, B-52 pilot, maneuver their B-52 during an aerial refueling over the English Channel, March 1, 2016. Concentration and control are critical in this complicated and highly-stressful operation in which two aircraft achieve and maintain a connection to each other via a small refueling tube, all while several miles above the earth and traveling at hundreds of miles an hour. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Raatz)

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