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Kadena's 909th ARS provides fuel during flight

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during a refueling mission April 20, 2016, near Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 909th ARS is the Pacific Air Forces' "lead force" for air refueling U.S. and allied aircraft during all contingencies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The squadron accomplishes vital daily aeromedical evacuations for military and civilian members, sometimes transporting patients to as far away as the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during a refueling mission April 20, 2016, near Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 909th ARS is the Pacific Air Forces' "lead force" for air refueling U.S. and allied aircraft during all contingencies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The squadron accomplishes vital daily aeromedical evacuations for military and civilian members, sometimes transporting patients to as far away as the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker maneuvers into position above an F-15C Eagle during a refueling mission April 20, 2016, near Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 909th Air Refueling Squadron provides combat-ready KC-135 tanker aircrews to support peacetime operations and all levels of conflict in the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Virginia Lang/Released)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker maneuvers into position above an F-15C Eagle during a refueling mission April 20, 2016, near Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 909th Air Refueling Squadron provides combat-ready KC-135 tanker aircrews to support peacetime operations and all levels of conflict in the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Virginia Lang/Released)

A 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator positions the boom of a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker to refuel an F-15C Eagle during a refueling mission April 20, 2016, near Kadena Air Base,  Japan. The 909th ARS provides combat-ready KC-135 tanker aircrews to support peacetime operations and all levels of conflict in the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Virginia Lang/Released)

A 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator positions the boom of a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker to refuel an F-15C Eagle during a refueling mission April 20, 2016, near Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 909th ARS provides combat-ready KC-135 tanker aircrews to support peacetime operations and all levels of conflict in the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Virginia Lang/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cory Drummond, 909th Aircraft Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-15C Eagle during a refueling mission April 20, 2016, near Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 909th ARS invited Kadena’s honorary commanders to observe the refuelling in order to showcase the 18th Wing’s mission and capabilities.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cory Drummond, 909th Aircraft Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-15C Eagle during a refueling mission April 20, 2016, near Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 909th ARS invited Kadena’s honorary commanders to observe the refuelling in order to showcase the 18th Wing’s mission and capabilities.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- The 909th Air Refueling Squadron performed a refueling mission with F-15C Eagle aircraft April 20 near Kadena Air Base. The 909th ARS is the Pacific Air Forces' "lead force" for air refueling U.S. and allied aircraft during all contingencies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and provides combat-ready KC-135 tanker aircrews to support peacetime operations and all levels of conflict in theater.