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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Espinoza, 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, prepares to refuel an B-52 Stratofortress, assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, over the Pacific, Oct. 27, 2022. Boom operators directly control the metal arm located in the rear of refueling aircraft, commonly known as the "boom," to refuel Ally aircraft in mid-air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis Redin)
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