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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)

Airmen assigned to the 151st Air Refueling Wing conduct air refueling operations with a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash., May 9, 2013, over southern Idaho. The 151st ARW supported air operations across the western United States. (Defense Department photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon)

12th FTW hosts Operation Air Force.Air Force Academy Cadet Cole Vonohlen learns how to fly the T-6 simulator on Randolph Air Force Base July 15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rich McFadden) (released)

141115-N-IY142-309 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Nov. 15, 2014) – A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft attached to the ‘Skinny Dragons’ of Patrol Squadron FOUR (VP 4) conducts a fly by with USS Cole (DDG 67). Cole, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer homeported in Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John…

1/30/2014 - A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron from Fairchild, Wash., refuels an F-22 Raptor from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 28, 2014, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag gives aircrew and air support operations service members from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice combat operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Veronica Montes/Released)

Before you even get to see an airplane for more than an "experience flight" you go back to school. Dana Gunter (right), 559th Flying Training Squadron T-6 simulator instructor, teaches Air Force Academy Cadets (right to left) Johnathan Fonbuena, Conner McKinney and Arturas Kucharevas how to fly the T-6 simulator on Randolph Air Force Base July 15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rich McFadden) (released)

Indonesian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 "Flankers" & Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornets in formation.

USAF Pilatus U-28A provides manned fixed wing,on-call/surge capability for Improved Tactical Airborne Intelligence,Surveillance,& Reconnaissance in support of Special Operations Forces.Modified PC-12.U-28A part of AFSOC's NSAv fleet,& operated by 319th & 34th Special Operations Squadrons,training conducted by 5th & 19th SOS;all squadrons located at Hurlburt Field,FL.

EC-130E Hercules Chief Master Sgt. Scott Doremus, maintenance superintendent of the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, stands by an EC-130E Hercules on loan to the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 19, 2013. The EC-130E has been in service in the Air Force for more than 50 years and among its many distinguished combat missions flew during Operation Eagle Claw, an attempt to rescue U.S. citizens held hostage in the U.S. embassy in Iran in 1980

Lithuanian Air Force Alenia Aermacci C-27 Spartan transport aircraft transporting French troops for Operation Sangaris in the Central African Republic,to N'Djamena from Lyon Mont-Verdun, France, 7 April, 2014.