Checkered Flag 21-2 Aerial Refueling

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  • By Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez
  • 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Sage, 328th Aerial Refueling Squadron boom operator, provides fuel to a QF-16 assigned to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, over the Gulf of Mexico during Checkered Flag 21-2, May 12, 2021. Held twice per fiscal year, the exercise directly supported the Air Combat Command commander’s plan to train the Immediate Response Force, a dedicated force ready for worldwide, rapid response to unforeseen or unplanned operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)