Fuels distribution operators from 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron,Barksdale AFB,La.,refuel B-52 Stratofortress at RAF Fairford,England,June 11,2014.During the short-term deployment, the multi-role heavy bomber conducted training flights in USEUCOM area of operations,providing opportunities for aircrews to sharpen skills in several key operational sets & become familiar with airbases & operations in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released)
Captain Mahurin of the 56th Fighter Group standing on the port wing of his P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft, conversing with its crew chief, Staff Sergeant John E. Barnes
Stratotankers taxi along the runway at Fairchild Air Force Base, Nov. Thirteen Stratotankers from Fairchild and McConnell Air Force Base practiced taking off in rapid succession.
An A-20G Havoc of Staff Sergeant Raymond M. Trzeciak’s Unit in Sicily with mission markings. (Personal collection: Staff Sergeant Raymond M. Trzeciak)
Staff Sergeant Raymond Wagner (Mechanic), of Boscobel, Wisconsin, standing next to the nose art "Pluto" on his Consolidated Liberator. The airfield is located near Port Moresby, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea).
pilot Cap Walker Bud Mahurin and crew chief Sgt. John and Barnes in Halesworth, England, United Kingdom, This aircraft was purchased with war bonds acquired by the inhabitants of Atlantic City, New Jersey
An RQ-4 Global Hawk is towed off the runway after landing at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 2, 2015. This is one of several Global Hawks to arrive at Misawa for a summer to winter rotation. The aircraft will begin local area checks before its first operational flight in early July. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson)
A Hercules from the Airlift Squadron sits on the flight line prior to an off-site training sortie Aug. 2014 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad C.
A MC-130J Commando II is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)
A C-130J Super Hercules flies over the flightline during an unimproved landing zone training mission Aug. 25, 2014, at Powidz Air Base, Poland. During the 60-day deployment to Poland, the aircrew were able to engage in a multitude of training opportunities in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton)
[Photo] New Jersey National Guard 108th Fighter Group Captain Peterson and Staff Sergeant Iglio making check of P-47 aircraft before takeoff, circa 1939-1945
New Jersey National Guard Fighter Group Captain Peterson and Staff Sergeant Iglio making check of aircraft before takeoff, circa
U.S. Air Force Col. Matthew Dana taxis his F-16 Fighting Falcon under an arch of water streaming from 35th Civil Engineer Squadron fire trucks during his fini-flight at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 16, 2014. Hosing of the aircraft during taxi is a tradition said to have originated during World War II and used to commemorate an aviation milestone. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Tong Duong)
Doc, a B-29 Superfortress taxis on the flight line in preparation for a flight, June 9, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The B-29 flew its first flight in September 1942 and was retired from service in September 1960. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Rachel Waller)
A U-2S reconnaissance aircraft comes in for a landing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Dec. 22, 2015. Upon landing, pilots must balance the aircraft’s unsupported 105-foot wingspan while bringing the aircraft to a halt. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kentavist P. Brackin)
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A Globemaster III assigned to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., performs a touch-and-go Jan. 21 at Amedee Army Airfield, Calif. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt.