Checkered Flag 21-2 Aerial Refueling
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, flies alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Gulf of Mexico during Checkered Flag 21-2, May 12, 2021. Checkered Flag is a large-force aerial exercise held at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, which fosters readiness and interoperability through the incorporation of fourth and fifth-generation aircraft in combat training. The 21-2 iteration of the exercise was held May 10-21, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez |  VIRIN: 210512-F-MG692-0399.JPG