Checkered Flag 22-1 aerial refueling
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, flies behind a KC-10 Extender, 79th Air Refueling Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, California, during an air-to-air refueling over the Gulf of Mexico, Nov. 8, 2021. Air-to-air refueling provides extended range and flight time to aircraft, allowing crews to complete longer missions without landing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Betty R. Chevalier)

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Photo by: Staff Sgt. Betty R. Chevalier |  VIRIN: 211108-F-WQ860-1046.JPG