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Northern Edge aerial refueling

Airmen from the 6th and 9th Air Refueling Squadrons, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., use a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender to refuel a U.S Air Force F-15C Eagle, during exercise Northern Edge, May 14, 2019, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Airmen from the 6th and 9th Air Refueling Squadrons, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., use a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender to refuel a U.S Air Force F-15C Eagle, during exercise Northern Edge, May 14, 2019, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Units participating in Northern Edge have access to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which is one of the largest training ranges in the world, with approximately 65,000 square miles of available airspace; 2,500 square miles of land and 42,000 square nautical miles of surface, subsurfaces and overlying airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)

Airmen from the 6th and 9th Air Refueling Squadrons out of Travis Air Force Base, Calif., use a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender to refuel a U.S Air Force F-15C Eagle, as part of exercise Northern Edge, May 14, 2019, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Airmen from the 6th and 9th Air Refueling Squadrons out of Travis Air Force Base, Calif., use a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender to refuel a U.S Air Force F-15C Eagle, as part of exercise Northern Edge, May 14, 2019, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Units participating in Northern Edge have access to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which is one of the largest training ranges in the world, with approximately 65,000 square miles of available airspace; 2,500 square miles of land and 42,000 square nautical miles of surface, subsurfaces and overlying airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Bayles, 6th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during Northern Edge, May 14, 2019 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Bayles, 6th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender during Northern Edge, May 14, 2019 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Approximately 10,000 service members participated in exercise Northern Edge 2019, which enables joint forces to sharpen their skills in the unique ranges of Alaska and practice responding to crises in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle flies over Alaska during exercise Northern Edge 19, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 14, 2019.

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle flies over Alaska during exercise Northern Edge 19, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 14, 2019. Northern Edge provides effective, capabilities-centered joint forces, ready for deployment world-wide and enables real-world proficiency in detection, identification and tracking of units at sea, in the air and on land and respond to multiple crises in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)

Airmen from the 6th and 9th Air Refueling Squadrons out of Travis Air Force Base, Calif., use a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender to refuel a U.S Air Force F-15C Eagle, as part of exercise Northern Edge, May 14, 2019, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Airmen from the 6th and 9th Air Refueling Squadrons out of Travis Air Force Base, Calif., use a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender to refuel a U.S Air Force F-15C Eagle, as part of exercise Northern Edge, May 14, 2019, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Units participating in Northern Edge have access to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which is one of the largest training ranges in the world, with approximately 65,000 square miles of available airspace; 2,500 square miles of land and 42,000 square nautical miles of surface, subsurfaces and overlying airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)