Checkered Flag 21-2 Aerial Refueling
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker 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)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez |  VIRIN: 210512-F-MG692-0263.JPG